Splitleaf Philodendron (Rhaphidophora tetrasperma) -  - Wild Lark - Wild Lark
Splitleaf Philodendron (Rhaphidophora tetrasperma) -  - Wild Lark - Wild Lark
Splitleaf Philodendron (Rhaphidophora tetrasperma) -  - Wild Lark - Wild Lark
Splitleaf Philodendron (Rhaphidophora tetrasperma) -  - Wild Lark - Wild Lark
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Splitleaf Philodendron (Rhaphidophora tetrasperma)

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Rhaphidophora Tetrasperma, also known as the Mini Monstera or Philodendron Ginny, is a popular houseplant native to Southern Thailand and Malaysia. It is a fast-growing, vining plant characterized by its striking split leaves and lush, tropical appearance. Although often mistaken for the Monstera deliciosa, the Rhaphidophora Tetrasperma is a distinct species that stays relatively smaller and more manageable in size, making it a perfect choice for indoor plant enthusiasts.

To ensure your Rhaphidophora Tetrasperma thrives, follow these care instructions:

  1. Light: This plant prefers bright, indirect light. Avoid exposing it to direct sunlight, as this can cause the leaves to scorch. If your plant doesn't receive enough light, its growth may slow down, and the characteristic leaf splits may not develop.

  2. Water: Water your Rhaphidophora Tetrasperma when the top inch of the soil feels dry to the touch. This plant is sensitive to overwatering, so be careful not to let it sit in soggy soil. Underwatering can cause the lower leaves to yellow and drop, so it's essential to strike a balance.

  3. Humidity: Rhaphidophora Tetrasperma loves humidity, so aim for around 60% relative humidity. You can achieve this by placing a tray of water with pebbles beneath the plant, using a humidifier, or misting the plant regularly.

  4. Temperature: This plant thrives in temperatures between 65°F and 85°F (18°C to 29°C). Keep it away from drafts, air

  5. Fertilizing: Feed your Rhaphidophora Tetrasperma with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted to half strength every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Reduce feeding to once every 8 weeks during fall and winter, as the plant's growth slows down.

  6. Pruning: Regular pruning will help maintain the shape and size of your Rhaphidophora Tetrasperma. Trim back any unruly growth or yellowing leaves, and pinch the stem tips to encourage bushier growth. If the plant becomes too large, you can cut back the main stem to a manageable size.

  7. Support: As a climbing plant, Rhaphidophora Tetrasperma benefits from having support to encourage vertical growth. Provide a moss pole, trellis, or other support structure for the plant to climb. This will not only improve its appearance but also promote healthier growth.

    Pet-Friendliness and Toxicity:

    According to the ASPCA's website, Rhaphidophora Tetrasperma is not listed as toxic to cats, dogs, or other pets. However, it is always best to exercise caution and prevent your pets from chewing on or ingesting any part of the plant. If you suspect that your pet has ingested a potentially harmful plant, contact your veterinarian