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  • Answered by
    BushDoctor on
    December 8, 2020
    Certified Expert

    I believe this to be the Tree Philodendron (Philodendron bipinnatifidum)rather than Split Leaf Philodendron (Monstera deliciosa)and it looks like you have a container that will be able to house if for the rest of its life. Once it reaches this size, and maturity, it will only need soil removed and replaced down to about 2 inches each year. I do see signs of overfertilization, and since these are epiphytes (natively, they live in and around trees) they won't require much nutrients to thrive. In fact, less is more, here.

    Pruning can be done to larger shoots, as this will force lower shoots to branch out.

    Increasing humidity as much as possible will help, as well. Older specimens will appreciate the extra moisture.

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