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Monstera Esqueleto: The Caring Guide For Beginners

Plant care for Monstera Esqueleto is a little more complex than for many other Monstera species, such as Monstera Deliciosa, Monstera Obliqua, or Monstera Adansonii. However, Monstera Esqueleto will reward you if you’re up for the challenge with an abundance of lovely, finely fenestrated leaves that will subtly lend a tropical touch to any environment.

It might end up becoming the prized possession in your collection of indoor plants!

So how to care for it? Let’s find out together below!

Botanical NameMonstera Erpipremnoides
Other namesMonstera Esqueleto
Plant TypeHouseplant
OriginCosta Rica
LightMild sunlight
WaterOnce a week
ToxicPets/mildly toxic

About Monstera Esqueleto

The Monstera Epipremnoides is sometimes referred to as the Monstera Esqueleto. You will enjoy this plant if you appreciate Monstera Adansonii. Given that, except for being larger, its leaves resemble other leaves quite closely, in spite of different types coming from different tropical rainforests throughout the world, all wind plants are ericaceous plants. Epipremnoides, in particular, is from Costa Rica, which helps it adapt well to the majority of domestic circumstances. The Esqueleto’s leaves have a shape that is quite similar to the flower’s leaves, and they are similarly thin and pointed to the paint’s leaves.

If you’re a dedicated Monstera collector—or even if you’re not, just looking to add some additional variety to your indoor forests—you must have this tree in your collection. Although this type is expensive and difficult to find (though not as expensive and complicated as Monstera obscure, which is difficult to understand). Nevertheless, maintaining it is not too difficult, particularly if you have prior knowledge of other Monstera species like Monstera Aurea and aroids in general.

Monstera Esqueleto Care

The same environmental factors favor this variation as do other monsoon species. Therefore, if you have experience with a more well-known breed, you have a greater responsibility to care for certain trees, such as Monstera Deliciosa or Monstera Adansonii.


In tropical rainforests, Monstera Esqueleto thrives beneath trees and receives brilliant sunshine in the wild, like other flowers. This species loves ambient light, especially early-morning sunlight. They aren’t capable of enduring prolonged exposure to direct sunlight at midday.

In order to escape the midday light, you may arrange them in front of the window throughout the morning. A nice option is an east window. As long as the light doesn’t directly beam into the leaf, the southern or western opening may also be utilized. If you are unable to provide enough natural sunlight, you could supplement it by installing a variety of multispectral indoor lamps.


This Monstera plant likes to be somewhat damp but not drenched. When the soil’s top 2–3 inches feel dry to the touch or the moisture meter registers 3–4, water the area. Drain any top- or bottom-flowing water. To prevent your plants from stagnating, be sure to promptly fill the drainage tray. Besides, you should also carefully consider the amount of water to use to avoid root rot and ensure the plant thrives.

Consider the types of drainage holes when selecting plant containers. Water the Monstera plants every two to three days. When using soil with high nutritional content, keep the water in longer and only add more when you see the soil is getting dry. Because the roots require oxygen to constantly “breathe”, don’t submerge plants in water for an extended period of time.


In comparison to your roots, choose a container with a drainage hole that is around 2–3 inches bigger. Make sure to use soil that is rich in nutrients for optimal drainage, like some premium Monstera pots. Every two years or more, replace it. To allow your wind to ascend, you could at some point also wish to add a bracket like a truss or moss column. Instead of facing the outdoors, this will help it mature.


Make sure your Monstera tropical plant is well-fed by using a soft liquid fertilizer. We introduce our specially processed plant food for Monstera types. No need to keep track of the fertilizer schedule because it is mild enough to apply every time you water! Additionally, make sure the nutrients are consistent so that healthy roots and leaf growth are supported for your best plants.

Weekly fertilization can be done as the plants are being watered. Typically, many people advise using high-quality foliar fertilizer product B1 in alternate applications at a dose of 12 of the recommended amount. If you want to utilize this technique, make sure to water your plants often and avoid letting the water build up in the soil, which might cause leaf damage or burning.


As was already indicated, the plant requires a location with considerable humidity. Planting it beneath a glass dome or in a small lake is inappropriate since, after they have grown, they will have quite a huge climbing body. Instead, add extra vials of water with steam holes between plants and raise the humidity in the area where certain tropical plants are being cultivated inside. Additionally, you should recheck the vials frequently and add water when necessary. The vapor that rises from the vials will provide moisture for the tree.


At its maximum, a mild room temperature between 65 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit will satisfy your monster. Make an effort to maintain a constant interior temperature. Keep your own plants away from vents, heaters, AC circulation, and refrigeration holes, though. The potential causes of freezing or drying leaves.

How to Propagate Monstera Esqueleto

Monstera Esqueleto may be multiplied extremely easily as any other tropical vine

Monstera Esqueleto may be multiplied extremely easily—almost as easily as any other tropical vine. There are a few easy techniques:

Water campaigning

Using a pair of clean, sharp scissors, make a healthy cut through a couple of the mother trees to propagate a mature Monstera plant in water. You should make a cut underneath this button instead of trimming where we cut on the button. The phrase “under the button” denotes that the button will be present on the portion you have just cut. Because of the nodes where the new root will develop, this is crucial.

Remove any lower leaves if you need to leave a few inches of ceiling space. Make sure there is at least one button below the surface when you place the cut in the cup. Don’t let a single leaf be drenched, though. The jar should also be placed in an area with bright, indirect light. If more water is required, add it, and when the water starts to become opaque, change it. Transferring cuttings to a permanent pot requires the roots to be 2 to 3 inches long. Take care of it as normal after doing this, including watering your new plants!


You only need to divide your tree into a few smaller trees if you have a big tree and wish to swiftly grow new trees rather than waiting for cuttings. When you replace your Esqueleto pots, this is simple to accomplish.

Determine which pieces have their root systems when you slide them out of the pot. Keep as many of the roots intact as you can while gently separating the pieces. If you can’t do it by hand, use well-kept, sharp scissors. After separating the plants, place each one in a pot of the right size (not too big, as this might cause flooding), and then water them.

Read more: Monstera Subpinnata: What Interesting In This Monstera?

Common Monstera Esqueleto Problems

Monstera Pinnatipartita and Monstera Esqueleto have some common problems. They are susceptible to three typical plant diseases that can stunt their growth:

Yellow leaves

When your plants receive too much or less water or sunlight, their leaves turn yellow. Simply modifying the watering schedule will prevent your plants from dying because Monstera never prefers the soil to be overly wet. Move your tree to a different location away from direct sunlight if the cause is too much sunshine. Use artificial light to provide enough light and cut off the yellow leaves, particularly if the plant has dried out and died.

Brown leaves border 

When your tree still receives too much sunshine or the air in its environment is too dry, the brown leaf border will appear. Monstera Esqueleto must be kept in a room with a high humidity level since they are utilized in a humid atmosphere. It might be beneficial to turn on your moisturizer. To encourage the growth of new green leaves, just trim the brown edges off the leaves.

Root decay

Rooting can occur when your plants get too much water

Rooting can occur when your plants get too much water. Plan your monstera irrigation, particularly during the winter. There is no need to water frequently in the winter. Your Monstera can be saved if the spinning tree’s root is removed. It has to be planted in fresh soil to prevent the growth of germs and mushrooms, which can cause the plant to begin to decay.


Embarking on the journey of nurturing a Monstera Esqueleto plant can be a rewarding experience for beginners. By following the care guide provided, you can provide the right balance of light, water, and attention that this unique plant requires. Remember, the Monstera Esqueleto’s distinct skeletal structure adds character to any space, and with a little patience and care, you’ll be able to witness its growth and beauty flourish over time. Happy gardening!


Kelly Lawrence

Kelly Lawrence

Kelly Lawrence is the CEO of Swipe Garden. Over 10 years in the writing and passion for gardening, she brings a wealth of expertise and creativity to the world of gardening. Kelly Lawrence has cultivated a community of plant lovers, making gardening accessible and enjoyable for all.