Monstera cf. obliqua “Los Tayos”
Monstera cf. obliqua “Los Tayos”
This monstera gets it's name from the cave located on the eastern slopes of the Andes mountains in the Morona-Santiago province of Ecuador. The name of the cave of the Tayos is due to some nocturnal birds that inhabit the caves, these birds are from the Owl family called Tayos (Steatornis caripensis), these birds exist in very few caves in Latin America. They and this obliqua are very unique!
This is a small and rather demure monstera even when large. Perhaps like the small owl! Los Tayos keeps it's tear-drop shaped leaves even when it's 9 m up a pole.
3 inch pot growers choice
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🌞 Light: Grown under the canaopy of the tropics. These aroids enjoy bright INDIRECT light. Direct sunlight should be avoided as it may cause burns on your plant, especially on the variegated plants.
💧Water and Soil: Our collection consist mostly of aroids wich comes from the fact that these like to grow up in the trees. Like how they are found in the wild. As such they prefer a well draining soil mix as they can get root rot if they stay too wet. Water when the top layer of soil is just beginning to dry. Create your own aroid mix out of loose friable material.
🌡Temperature and Humidity: Tropical plants prefer a warm room-temperature setting between 70 and 95 degrees F. High humidity is ideal, however they are fairly tolerant to a wide range of conditions once acclimated. Most tropicals become extremely unhappy below 50 degrees F. Frost will kill this plant so make sure to protect them in the winter months.
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