Philodendron Minima Tetrasperma for sale
Monstera Minima, mini split-leaf, Ginny philodendron… Philodendron Tetrasperma goes by many misleading names and are famous for their natural leaf-holes, and has led to the rise of its nickname, Swiss Cheese Plant.
They are all the rage right now due to their cute split leaves, ease of care, and fast growth rate. P. Tetrasperma bares a striking resemblance to a Monstera deliciosa at first glance. Philodendron and Monstera species are native to Central and South America.
This specific variety is known for the slits in their green leaves. To care for these plants, keep their soil moist by gently watering a couple times a week.
Philodendron Minima Tetrasperma Plant Care
• Hand picked and shipped direct from our Nursery
• Easy to care house plant, Great for indoor, apartment or
Philodendron Tetrasperma requires bright, filtered light. Indoors, direct sun is fine; outdoors, a little bit of dappled sun is fine as well. P. Tetrasperma is decidedly NOT a low light plant – it will grow slowly and will produce small foliage if placed in an area with too little light.
• Watering: Best to water regularly, or as top soil feels dry
• That said, this plant won’t pout if you forget to water it
now and then, and is more sensitive to overwatering if
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How do you care for a Philodendron minima?
Is Rhaphidophora tetrasperma a rare plant?
Comparison of the properties of Rhaphidophora Tetrasperma vs Monstera Deliciosa
|Rhaphidophora Tetrasperma||Monstera Deliciosa|
|The plant is not relatively big, but the growth is fast (if the plant is provided with the optimum growth conditions).||This plant is relatively big, and it shows slow growth.|
|It requires more frequent repotting due to the fast-growing features of the plant.||It does not require repotting due to its slow growth.|
|Fertilizer is not the demand of this plant and grows well even without fertilizer.||The plant requires a balanced liquid fertilizer for better growth.|
|The average growth of the plant can reach 12 feet.||The average growth of this plant is between 10 to 15 feet tall, while the leaves can reach 18 inches in length.|
|This plant is not edible.||It is showy and edible.|
Why people get confused about both these plants?
The main difference between Rhaphidophora Tetrasperma and Monstera Deliciosa both these plants is the “Split-Leaf Philodendron”, as it is concerned with both the Monsteras and the true-split Philodendrons. This confusion also let the nurseries to interchange the names of these plants.
Significant differences between the Monsteras vs Philodendrons
- One of the significant difference between both these plants is due to a different genus. The different genus makes these plants entirely different, and they cannot cross-pollinate as well. This means that they cannot make new plant hybrids.
- A physical difference between these plants is that the split-leaf of the Philodendrons do not have fenestration, while the Monstera is fenestrated.
- These plants are also different growth-wise, as Philodendrons cannot climb to the walls, but Monstera can do so.
- One of the specialities of the Monstera plant is the huge aerial leaves and can easily cling to the trees, but Philodendrons cannot do so.
- Philodendrons cannot produce fruit, while Monsteras produce fruits.
- The leaves of the Monstera plant are not protected by any sheath, but Philodendron is protected by cataphyll.
They are also different in the leaf texture, like the leaves of Monstera plant are smoother and smooth, but Philodendron leaves are unsettled.
The differences in these plants are also evident by the taxonomical classification. The table given below provides a brief overview of these plants:
|Plant Name:||Rhaphidophora Tetrasperma||Monstera Deliciosa|
|Order Name:||Mini Monstera||Swiss cheese plant|
|Family;||Araceae (Juss)||Araceae (Arums)|
The above table indicates that these plants are not similar to each other and are different due to family differences.
If one is willing to grow these plants in the household, then he/she must be aware of the price differences. The comparison of the price indicates that Monstera is expensive in comparison to Rhaphidophora.