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This monstera is still extremely new to the plant trade. The actual name alfaroi is given in recognition of the Costa Rican botanist Evelio Gerardo Alfaro Vindas from the Las Mellizas area of Puntarenas province, Costa Rica. Evelio made one of the earliest herbarium collections of this species years ago.
As a juvenile, it is an appressed climber. Meaning, it get's close to the trunk as uses a vining habit to climb, but alfaroi is not a shingler. The adult plant is unique because it has a warty or bumpy appearance on the stems. Adult leaves of M. alfaroi are among the largest of Costa Rican species of Monstera reaching over 90 cm long!
3 inch pot
To better protect ordered plants from weekend layovers, we only ship MON-TUES (Standard Shipping) + MON-WED (2Day/Overnight only)
Please take this into consideration when placing your order. For example, if you are to make a purchase Wednesday night it will be shipped out to you until the following Monday. By only shipping at the beginning of the week this allows your plant(s) to avoid being delayed.
DO NOT LET YOUR PLANT MATERIAL SIT IN THE MAILBOX OR SUNNY/FREEZING PORCH. We talk to and leave a sign to remind our mail carriers to leave our boxes in a safe place.
Please be aware of the WEATHER in your area. We won’t be responsible for weather-related or mishandling of packages. Once the package leaves our greenhouse we have no control of the shipping processes.
PLEASE CHECK YOUR WEATHER FORECAST, anything bellow 45F risk cold damage. If your area falls under this category please include one of these with your order, and consider either 2-day or overnight shipping (if not already included).
Broken leaves, bruised leaves and spilled soil during shipping are NOT CONSIDERED being severe damage and can happen. Leaf bruising is common during shipping. If your plants got severely damaged in shipping please provide a photo of the box and damaged plant within the first 24 hours. If the plant is deemed severely damaged (beyond broken leaves), we will either replace or credit you. Void after 24 hours.
Can ship to P.O. boxes only if shipping using USPS.
By placing an order you are agreeing to these terms and understand that the shipping of live plants always comes with a risk no matter how careful we are in our shipping process. Thank you.
🌞 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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