Monstera Esqueleto (Monstera Esqueleto)

Monstera Esqueleto Plant Features

Looking to make a big, bold statement in your home? Monstera Esqueleto may be the plant for you! This tropical climbing aroid features huge leaves (to more than 36 inches long) decorated with big fenestrations (windows cut into the leaves). 

Because it's a big plant, Monstera Esqueleto is usually treated as a floor plant. Keep it growing and looking its best by giving it a support --- such as a wall, moss pole or totem --- on which to climb. Allowing it to grow vertically results in the largest leaves and the fullest plant.

Buy Monstera Esqueleto

Buy it online and have it shipped fresh from our farm, direct to your door from our online plant shop. Look for Costa Farms' Monstera Esqueleto in the Trending Tropicals® collection at your favorite retailer. See a list of our in-store and online retailer partners.

Monstera Esqueleto Growing Instructions

Monstera Esqueleto Light Needs 

Monstera Esqueleto prefers medium to bright indirect light when grown indoors. In low-light conditions, it will look long and lanky and will probably need regular pruning to stay full. Not really sure what bright, indirect light means? It's the equivalent of being within about 3 to 4 feet of a good-sized unobstructed east- or west-facing window. The plant will have a strong shadow much of the day.
In Southerly areas, direct sun coming through the window in the afternoon can potentially cause sunburn if your Monstera Esqueleto is right up against the window. In Northern areas, direct sun through the window is less of a problem.
Tip: It does not need natural light to thrive. It can grow just as well under artificial lights.


Monstera Esqueleto Water Needs

Like most of the other aroids in our Trending Tropicals collection, Monstera Esqueleto is sensitive to overwatering. It's best to allow the top few inches of the potting mix dry in between waterings. 


Monstera Esqueleto Humidity Needs 

Your Monstera Esqueleto prefers above-average relative humidity, but typically does well in average conditions. If your home's air is especially dry, boost ambient moisture. One way to do this is to cluster your plant with other houseplants. A second option is to put a small humidifier nearby. Or, grow it over a large pebble tray. 


Monstera Esqueleto Fertilizing Needs 

Fertilize this climbing aroid in spring and summer when it is actively growing. Use a product formulated for use on houseplants. Be sure to follow the instructions on the fertilizer packaging. Never apply more fertilizer than the instructions recommend, as doing so could damage the plant's roots.


Pruning Monstera Esqueleto

Pruning typically isn't necessary for this vine. You can pinch back the new growth to encourage it to branch and become fuller, rather than focusing its growth from one main shoot. 
Tip: If you pinch off the new growth, you can use it to propagate new vines. Monstera Esqueleto grows relatively easily from cuttings. 
Note: This plant may have some natural degree of toxicity and may cause discomfort or illness if ingested. Additionally, exposure to the sap of this plant may cause discomfort to individuals with a sensitivity to it upon contact. Grown for ornamental purposes and not intended for human or animal consumption.

  • Water

    Medium water needs

  • Light

    Indoors: High light

    Indoors: Medium light

  • Colors


  • Special Features

    Purifies the air

Complement your Monstera Esqueleto

Monstera Peru
Monstera Peru has smaller leaves that don't fenestrate, so it creates an intriguing contrast when grown up a support with its cousin.

Silver Streak Pothos
Silver Streak Pothos, with its long, narrow leaves, makes for a beautiful climbing companion.

Cobra Monstera
Cobra Monstera adds variegation to the mix, and enjoys the same growing conditions.