Rhaphidophora tetrasperma - 4"
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Rhaphidophora tetrasperma - 4"

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Rhaphidophora tetrasperma also known as mini monstera,mini split-leaf, Ginny philodendron but is actually neither a Monstera or a Philodendron, however they are all in the same family Araceae (plants in this family are typically referred to as "aroids"). Rhaphidophora tetrasperma in a a totally separate genus than those two plants, and is endemic to a separate part of the world!

Lighting: Rhaphidophora tetrasperma requires bright, filtered light. Indoors, direct sun is fine; outdoors, a little bit of dappled sun is fine as well. In my case, I keep it near a west-facing window (northern hemisphere), and outdoors I keep it in bright shade that gets a touch of morning sun. R. 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: Rhaphidophora tetrasperma likes to stay pretty moist, at least during growing season. I've personally noticed faster growth with regular waterings and not leaving it too dry for too long. That said, this plant won't pout if you forget to water it now and then, and is more sensitive to overwatering if anything. I typically water when the potting medium is dried down 1-2" and I don't let the root ball dry out. In the winter, you can cut down watering. 

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