Monstera flopping all over – House Plant Journal

Monstera flopping all over

Plant: Monstera deliciosa

How long have you had the plant? 1 to 2 years


The monstera plant is so droopy and has been this way for the past few months. There is one brown leaf, but aside from that the rest are green and appear healthy. It looks almost too heavy to hold itself up. Does it need to be propagated?

Light Situation:

The plant only receives indirect light from this location

How do you determine WHEN to water: I follow the schedule I was told/researched

Describe HOW you water: I pour about 2 cups of water once a week.

What fertilizer do you use? I have not used any fertilizer.

When was the last time you repotted? I haven’t repotted.


Thanks for the photos and info.

This is how Monstera deliciosas grow.  If they are not supported on a trellis, they will just sprawl out of the pot.  There’s no need to propagate it yet if you want to keep the plant growing together, you can add a trellis.  Read this article about how to add a trellis to your Monstera.

Going forward, you should use fertilizer on a regular basis otherwise, as the plant keeps growing, it will lost the majority of its lower leaves quickly.  Note, fertilizer doesn’t preserve every leaf forever – it only allows them to stay green longer.  The lowest leaves will still eventually die off as the plant grows – just faster without fertilizer.

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