Should You Rotate Monstera

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Welcome to this article that will discuss the topic of whether it might be a good idea to rotate your monstera plant. Like most other plants, the monstera variety will grow towards the light. So if kept the way it is in a window then it will probably start to lean.

Given that it’s important to rotate the plant every now and again in order to have a straight growing plant. This will help the main stem support itself and you won’t risk it breaking or snapping if there is too much pressure.

Follow along in this article and we will learn even more about the best practises for the mosntera plant. It is in our opinion one of the better varieties for beginners to start out with. It grows slow and steady and the risk of dying is very low.

Monstera Plant Growing In A Pot

Should You Rotate Monstera

Just like we were talking about in the beginning of the article here, the monstera plant is one of those that will really start to learn if the access to sunlight becomes limited. By that we mean it’s only coming from one angle. 


Most people will be growing the plant indoors and because of that we will need to rotate the plant every now and again in order for it to grow in a straight pattern.


It might not look too bad if it’s leaning a little bit, but the issues will come further down the line when the leaves are becoming larger and new shoots are growing forth. That will put a lot of pressure on the plant which causes it to bend even more until it finally snaps.


How often should you be rotating the plant then you might ask? Well, we only do it every week for our plants and the same goes for the monstera plant. This makes it grow in a steady way and we have never found any issues with it bending or leaning one way.


Pruning the plant will not aid it, even though it might with other plants. The leaves on the monstera plant are meant to be there for a long time and getting rid of some to have a more straight appearance is not a very good idea, at least in our experience.


If you are considering propagating more monstera than you might want to read this article right here, Propagating Monstera Without Node.

Monstera Plant Growing In A Pot

Why Is My Monstera Growing Sideways

The reason why your monstera plant is growing sideways will most likely be because of the light source it has. It’s not coming from all angles. Instead the plant is getting light from only one way and that will make it grow towards that light. Which in turn makes it grow unevenly.


This is one of the reasons why it’s so important to rotate the plant about every week or so in order for it to balance out and grow like it really should. We find that it’s especially so with monster plants as the leaves are so large and will quickly wilt otherside.


But there is one thing that might cause it to lean. That is roots coming out of the ground. This is caused by a lack of nutrients and will cause an imbalance in the way the plant is growing.


If you want to learn even more about growing larger leaves on a monstera plant then you have come to the right place, here we reveal the secrets, How To Get Large Monstera Leaves.

Why Is My Monstera Leaning To One Side

The single most common reason for a monstera plant starting to lean one side is because of sunlight. The plant is not getting enough sunlight basically. So in a desperate attempt eh plant will begin to try and grow towards the light source it has to get more. This creates an inequality and the strenght of the plant will less.

To fix this from happening you should try and find a sunnier spot for your monstera plant. A south facing window is often the best to maximize the amount of sun the plant will get.

Monstera Plant Growing In A Pot

Do You Need To Rotate Monstera

If you have read this far in the article then you might have already gotten the answer. But to reiterate again on the topic, the monstera plant definitely needs to be rotated every now and again.


Otherwise you will have a beautiful and sometimes expensive house plant start leaning and eventually bending over its own weight. Roasting it every week or so is what we do and it has seemed to work out perfectly.

How Often Should You Rotate Indoor Plants

It will really depend on the variety of indoor plants you have. But as for monstera here for example, rotating atleast once a week has worked out really great for us. We can most likely say the same thing will be true for spider plants, ferns or any other houseplant really.

We look for the plant to not lean or grow sideways basically. As that can mean we should try and rotate the plant to better help it get enough sunlight.

Monstera Plant Leaves Inside

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