Ralph, the Rhaphidophora Tetrasperma

Rhaphidophora tetrasperma
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Meet Ralph. He has a strong sense of self, despite being constantly mistaken for that monstera deliciosa down the street. He gets it, he knows there are many similarities, and he even has dwarf monstera as his common name. But Ralph still confidently makes his window-filled leaves (fenestrations) wherever and whenever his little green heart desires! You go, Ralph!

We recommend planting this plug in our Aroid potting soil.

THIS PLANT SHIPS AS A 2″ FULLY ROOTED STARTER PLANT, AS SHOWN IN THE SECOND PHOTO. It will come wrapped in moss and tucked in a growers pot for safety. The terra cotta pot with the mature plant, shown in the first photo, is not included.

We root certain plants in sphagnum moss for greatest shipping success. When you go to repot your plant, carefully remove the growers pot and gently tease open the sphagnum and roots. If some sphagnum falls off, no worries! It can be discarded or added to your potting medium. If some stays attached to the roots, just let it be. Your roots will grow happily around it. We advise that you don’t overly mess with the roots, they don’t need to be picked clean. Questions? Message us!

Winter shipping has begun… as a heartfelt thank you, this year we are including free winter protection (thermal insulation liners every time and heat packs as necessary) in each box. *Free winter protection only available through website orders, not our Etsy shop

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USDA Hardiness Zone
Ft. Collins is Zone 5
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  • Common name is Dwarf Monstera, though it is not related to monstera.
  • Grows best in bright, indirect light. Too much harsh sun can turn the leaves yellow.
  • Young plants may not have splits and that’s ok! As the plant gets older, the leaves will begin to split.
  • Loves climbing moss poles!
  • Wipe leaves with a damp cloth when they become dusty.
  • Toxic to pets and humans.
  • Skill Level: Beginner