Plants purchased from Fantzy Plantz florida will ship by the end of the following week from purchase. please check next import date for the processing time of imported plants purchased.

Collection: IMPORT- MONSTERAS (No Import Permit Required)

Monstera are species of evergreen tropical vines and shrubs that are native to Central America. They are famous for their natural leaf-holes, which has led to the rise of their nickname, Swiss Cheese Plant. The Monstera's leaf-holes are called fenestrations and are theorized to maximize sun fleck capture on the forest floor by increasing the spread of the leaf while decreasing the mass of leaf cells to support.

Monstera Care Instructions

Two different species of Monstera are cultivated as houseplants - Monstera deliciosa and Monstera adansonii. Monstera adansonii is distinguished from M. deliciosa by having longer, tapering leaves, as well as having completely enclosed leaf holes. Monstera deliciosa leaf holes eventually grow towards the edge and open up as they mature.

Part of Araceae, the Aroid Family, they are one of the few aroids that produces edible fruit, particularly, Monstera deliciosa, though they rarely flower or produce edible fruit indoors. Monsteras, like many aroids, were made known formally to the botanical world during the early 20th century, although they had been known for much longer by the indigenous peoples of Central America.


Thrives in bright to medium indirect light. Not suited for intense, direct sun but can be acclimated to withstand it.


Water every 1-2 weeks, allowing soil to dry out between waterings. Expect to water more often in brighter light and less often in lower light. Pro tip: Monsteras can benefit from filtered water or water left out overnight before using.


Normal room humidity will do, but prefers humid conditions if possible. Consider incorporating a fine-mist mister or humidifier to boost humidity level indoors.


Most houseplants prefer temps in the 65°F-85°F range (18°C-30°C). It’s best not to let it go below 60°F (15°C).


Use a well-draining potting mix. Mix in ingredients such as perlite or lava rocks to increase soil aeration as need.

Common Problems

The Monstera is an easy-going plant and is generally pest-free. Treat pests as soon as they appear with weekly sprays of a natural pesticide like neem oil and regular wipe-downs of the plant.

SYMPTOM: Leaves turning brown and crispy at the edges
CAUSE: Thirsty plant, underwatered or high salt build up

SYMPTOM: Wilting plant, dry potting mix
CAUSE: Underwatered or pot-bound

SYMPTOM: Yellowing leaves or black stems, wet potting mix
CAUSE: Overwatered


Monsteras can be irritating to cats, dogs, and humans if foliage consumed. Best practice is always to keep houseplants out of reach of small children and pets.



Fantzy Plantz Florida has a unique, one-of-a-kind business partnership with Valdis Plant Shop in Indonesia. We offer the rarest, variegated unicorn plants for up to 90% off the retail price of the same plants sold in the United States. We are allowing the general public to access prices and plants that only experienced sellers with trusted import suppliers have had access to.

Fantzy Plantz and Valdis Plant Shop use their existing permits and customs information with the import service, USDA, and APHIS (Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service). We are in close one-on-one contact with them from the moment they leave Indonesia until they arrive at Fantzy Plantz Headquarters in SW Florida. We have their personal email address, and know them well to ENSURE all customs procedures and requirements are strictly adhered to. 

If you PRE-ORDER imports AND plants from our on-hand selection in Florida, they will NOT ship, or be delivered at the same time as plants purchased from Fantzy Plantz Florida.

They can be purchased together (the whole point of this site), but the imported plants will ship out about 2 weeks after the next scheduled custom order import date, but up to 3 weeks. Plants ordered from the on-hand selection at Fantzy Plantz Florida, will be shipped out by the end of the following week from date of purchase.

We will contact you as soon as they arrive, send pictures and videos of their condition, and acclimate them for a day or two (light and water).

We will then input your USPS tracking number when labels are made, and the imports are ready for their new forever homes!