Indoor Potting Mix
Indoor Potting Mix

All-Natural Monstera Soil Mix

A carbon-negative, nutrient-rich potting mix for your beloved monstera plant
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☑ Natural, high-quality, earth-positive ingredients that enhance drainage, nutrient retention, and soil aeration to help your monstera plant thrive
☑ Clear of unsustainable materials like sphagnum peat moss (sphagnum moss), perlite, pumice, and coco coir!
☑ Reduces the need for synthetic fertilizers and their harmful effect on soil pH and microbes

Vegan Compost

Our vegan compost (aged compost) packs essential organic matter, aerates the soil, and improves drainage, so monstera roots get plenty of breathing space. 

The organic matter in our monstera potting mix also naturally boosts soil nutrients — you won’t have to use chemical fertilizers anymore!  

Carbon-Negative Biochar

Meet the star of our indoor potting mix! Biochar is a carbon-negative soil amendment that enhances soil activity. 

It works by improving soil drainage, nutrient and moisture retention — critical for a healthy monstera plant. It also promotes healthy root development for your monstera plant. 

What’s more?

For each ton of biochar produced, three tons of CO2 is removed from the carbon cycle. 

This makes it the perfect alternative to unsustainable ingredients like sphagnum peat moss, coco coir, vermiculite, and perlite.

Root Boosting Mycorrhizae

Mycorrhizae (mahy-kuh-rahy-zee) are plant-friendly fungi that mesh with the plant’s roots to form a mutually beneficial relationship with the monstera plant. 

It helps the roots of your indoor plants access water and nutrients better. And during this process, the fungi release a gum-like substance called glomalin that further locks in moisture

Step 1: Pre-Moisten

It’s best to moisten Rosy before adding it to your pots. 

Add this monstera soil to a container and sprinkle it with water until it holds enough to release a few drops when squeezed. 

Step 2: Pot or re-pot

Fill a well-draining pot with 1/3 pre-moistened Rosy. 

Step 3: Plant

Gently release your monstera plant from its current container.

Then, loosen the root system before centering the plant into the new pot and fill the remaining space with Rosy. 

Remember to leave an inch at the top to easily water monstera.

Step 4: Water

Water monstera soil slowly until the excess water drains from the bottom. 

For future watering, we recommend bottom watering since biochar can retain water for a long time. Occasionally, you can perform top watering to flush the soil.

Ensure the pot has a proper drainage hole so that excess water can drain out.

From manufacturing our potting mix to transporting it to your home, our entire supply chain has a net negative carbon footprint

You heard that right! The Rosy Monstera Soil Mix captures over 2 kg of CO2 from the carbon cycle. This is possible because of sustainable shipping, packaging, and carbon-negative ingredients, especially biochar. 

Read our Life Cycle Assessment to know more.

Guaranteed Analysis 0.72-0.22-0.37

Total Nitrogen (N) ..................................0.72%

     0.72 % Water Insoluble Nitrogen

Available Phosphate (P2O5)...................0.22%

Soluble Potash (K2O).............................0.37%

Derived from green compost and wood waste compost


Soil Amending Guaranteed Analysis

Active Ingredients

     Rhizophagus irregularis.........2.3 propagules/cm3

     Funneliformis mosseae..........2.1 propagules/cm3

     30% Biochar derived from pine wood

Inert Ingredients

     70% Total Other Ingredients (inert as non plant food ingredients)

Biochar reduces soil density and increases soil aeration.

Mycorrhizae may promote root mass expansion and nutrient efficiency.

Rosy Soil vs Other Soil Brands

Carbon Footprint - 2.05 kg + 3.38 kg
Promotes Soil Biodiversity 🐛 🚫
All Natural Ingredients 100% ???
Peat, Synthetics, And Fillers 🙅‍♀️ 🤷‍♂️

About Monstera Soil & Care

Monstera is a big-leafed aroid plant (often confused with philodendron) native to South America, where it vines up to 30 feet. It attaches itself to the trees using its aerial root. 

This tropical plant comes in various varieties, including:

  • Monstera deliciosa (Swiss Cheese plant)
  • Rhaphidophora tetrasperma (mini monstera)
  • Monstera adansonii
  • Monstera acacoyaguensis
  • Monstera acuminata
  • Variegated Monstera deliciosa plant like Thai constellation or mint monstera 

How to grow a monstera plant?

Growing monstera is quite simple. 

All you need are healthy cuttings (preferably with a new leaf sprouting from it), a favorable environment, and the best soil mix. 

As an indoor plant, monstera grows best in ample indirect sunlight and aerated, well draining soil. The growing season for this houseplant is from spring through fall.

Here’s everything else you need to know about growing monstera — from the perfect monstera soil to plant care:

1. Characteristics of Monstera Soil

The best soil for monstera has the following characteristics:

  • Monstera needs nutrient-rich potting soil that mimics tropical soil, which is continuously fed by biodegradable plants and animal droppings. It’s also well-aerated by the lively microbial activity.
  • The plant doesn’t like “wet feet.” So, you must ensure that your potting soil has good drainage and aeration to prevent water logging.
  • Even though the monstera plant needs well-drained potting soil, it also needs plenty of moisture that imitates the high humidity of its natural habitat. So, ensure your potting soil has good moisture retention.

2. Monstera Soil Ingredients

Monstera potting soil usually contains ingredients like biochar that help with nutrient and water retention. 

Biochar also improves soil drainage, preventing root rot — which can cause brown spots on monstera leaves. It’s also carbon negative, making it a great alternative to unsustainable materials like peat moss, coco coir, and perlite.

The growing medium should also contain compost that provides this tropical plant with the necessary nutrients.

On top of that, a monstera potting soil mix may contain pine bark or orchid bark chips and sand for better aeration.

Note: Unlike Rosy’s soil mix, most traditional indoor plant mixes are sterilized with chemicals, which may not be good for your plant in the long run. 

3. Monstera Plant Care

Here are some pro tips to take care of your indoor plant:

  • Avoid direct sunlight as it can scorch monstera leaves.
  • To provide ample moisture, water your Swiss cheese plant (or any other variety) when the top 2-3 inches of soil is dry. Dry soil can give rise to spider mite, which can suck out the sap from the leaf. 
  • Avoid overwatering your houseplant, which may cause root rot or fungus gnats. Too much water will also hinder oxygen and nutrient supply, which can cause the leaf of your houseplant to turn yellow.
  • Use a moss pole for this potted plant so its aerial root system has something to hold onto. 
  • Monstera doesn’t require frequent repotting — once every two years should do the trick.
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Reviewed by Corley
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Great Soil

Great indoor potting mix that helped give a failing sub-tropical plant the right amount of loamy soil it needed to thrive. Also love that it's carbon negative and the helpful, friendly customer service. Would recommend!

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Great Drainage

Very good aeration and drainage, I tend to over water and because of the excellent drainage me and my plants are on very good terms.

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Happy Plants

I repotted as many plants as I could with my Rosy Soil, and those that are in Rosy Soil are visibly healthier! I also love that I'm using biochar instead of peat. I can't wait for my next shipment to arrive so that all of my plants can be happy!!!

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Repotting my plants

I received my FIRST order on Saturday. The bag was huge! I repotted my neanthe Bella palm and she is adjusting nicely. Then I used the rest to repot a huge sansevieria that I received last month and which was rootbound. This soil was extremely easy to work with and I managed to transfer my sansevieria into a larger pot with no difficulty. I appreciate the time which the team has taken to answer all of my questions regarding this soil. I am highly recommending and will definitely purchase again

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Love this soil!!

I got a bag of Rosy just in time to repot a few plants. Loved it so much that I ordered two more bags. I absolutely loved how well my plant babies adjusted, there was no stress or plant shock. They have been rocking it out in Rosy soil for a good 3-weeks now, still doing great and even have new growth on a few.

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