[Philodendron standleyana] Moss pole. A stunning, rare and rather unusual Philodendron, the 'Cobra' has distinct form with its variegated leaves randomly streaked and spotted with cream. Its stylish form is an interior winner and is sure to elevate the right space in your home. We love this plant! Ideal for beginners.
A stunning, rare and rather unusual Philodendron, the 'Cobra' has distinct form with its variegated leaves randomly streaked and spotted with cream. It can tolerate shadier spots, and in time will grow to an impressive height. Its stylish form is an interior winner and is sure to elevate the right space in your home. We love this plant! Ideal for beginners.
Native to Central and South America.
Positioning + Light Needs
Happy with good natural light and partial shade but avoid direct sunlight. Keep me in a warm environment, so no cold or damp rooms.
During the Summer months you will be watering as much as twice per week to maintain moisture levels. Make sure the top two inches of soil dry out between waterings and good drainage is a must as the root ball should never sit in water! In Winter you should water sparingly, only when the top 2 inches of soil have dried out.
Regular misting every couple of days or so during the Spring / Summer months; in the Winter months, when the heating kicks in, just every week or so please.
Fast grower, so feed the plant monthly March to September with a weak liquid plant feed.
When the roots compact and form a tight ball it is time for the plant to be repotted into a planter that is around 2-3 inches larger. Repotting should take place late Winter or early Spring before the plant begins to grow new leaves.
Child / Pet Friendly
No, toxic if consumed I'm afraid.
I am indeed!
Look out for
Over watering will cause the leaves to turn yellow. Under watering will cause the leaves to turn brown and fall off.
Wilting leaves: look scarier than they are! This can mean that you’re either over-watering or not watering your plant enough - check the soil. Always check the soil! When too wet, wait until it’s completely dry to water again. When the soil is dry, water your Monstera standleyana right away.
Brown Spots Circled with Yellow: a sign of a fungus. Your Monstera standleyana is too wet. Dry your plant out and make sure there’s enough air circulation in the room. Then you’ll have to remove all the fungus-infected leaves for the plant. Dispose of them right away.
Our size guide applies to both plants and planters.
The diameter range for each is based on the following:
Plants: the total nursery pot diameter (exterior measurement)
Planters: the opening diameter (interior measurement)
Plants: The stated height for any given plant is from the ground up, so will always include the nursery pot.
Plant & Planter Fit: To find a planter for your chosen plant, start with the corresponding size category, e.g. plant size S - go to Small (S) planters.
Example 1: your chosen plant size states M | 60 | 21. This is a Medium size (M) with a height of 60cm and a nursery pot diameter of 21cm.
Go to Planters size category: Medium [21 - 29cm].
You will need a minimum planter opening diameter size of 22cm.
Example 2: your chosen plant has a nursery pot diameter of 29cm. Though this falls within our Medium range (21-29cm), you will need to look at 30cm + planters - taking you into the Large Planters category [30 - 39cm].
- We deliver ourselves (no couriers) to London / M25 zone only
- We deliver 7 days a week, including weekends!
- We don't offer next day delivery (you may be lucky though!)
- Just have to have it? If it's a planter OR a large order you especially want and you're outside the M25 boundary, it never hurts to ask!
- Before you submit an order, please consider your building access!
Orders over £65.00: FREE
Orders under £65.00: £6.00
We deliver 7 days a week. Yay!
Delivery lead time: up to 7 working days. *Date availability based on order volume / schedule. We will contact you prior to delivery to check on date / time.
Our delivery team will not ask you to sign for deliveries and will maintain social distancing. We'll look to place smaller orders on your doorstep for you to take indoors. For larger plants that need to be brought inside, we'll be happy to help subject to our building access assessment.
See full Delivery Notes here
PLANTS: We have a 14 day return policy, which means you have 14 days after receiving your plant(s) to request a return.
NON PLANT ITEMS: We have a 30 day return policy, which means you have 30 days after receiving your item(s) to request a return, provided it’s unused with original packaging and in a re-saleable condition.
We love our plants and we want you to be nothing short of delighted with your purchase.
We're with the plants from arrival with us to you, giving them the care and attention they need; so we're confident nothing will come to you sub standard.
If however you’re unhappy with your plant purchase for any reason, contact us within 14 days with your order number for a refund or exchange, provided you’ve been following our care instructions.
See refer to our full Returns Policy here