Do Monstera House Plants Cause Roaches or Bugs?

If you are like many people, you have improved your living conditions with house plants over the last few years. One of the most popular types of house plants is the Monstera. This large house plant is exactly what the name implies; it is huge. With the plant getting so large, most people will put it in an oversized pot with plenty of soil. Some people might worry about roaches or bugs because of all the dirt and the size of the plant.

Before thinking that a Monstera is going to bring pests, bugs or roaches into your house or apartment, understand that if you keep the Monstera healthy, it will not bring in pests. That said, if you over water, under water, over fertilize or have poor ventilation, this may bring pests, especially roaches, into your home. There are some online sources that claim too high of humidity will cause stress on a Monstera. This is often not the case. In fact, we have tested this theory with a humidifier at 75% humidity right under a Monstera and the house plant actually thrived through the experiment.

Monstera’s can get up to 10 feet tall and have huge leaves. They are absolutely gorgeous when they are fully grown and they are not an attraction to cockroaches, pests or bugs if they remain healthy. Another great thing about Monstera plants is they are very durable. Even if you don’t have a green thumb or a high humidity living environment, you will find that Monstera plants continue to grow.

To make your Monstera plant have even greener and fuller leaves, you may want to mist the leaves a few times a week. This is very good for the overall plant and can help it remain healthy for a longer time. It would be especially wise to mist the leaves that are just breaking that are often a lighter green color before they fully bloom out. If you do this, you have no worry about roaches, pests or bugs.