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Monstera deliciosa, commonly known as the Swiss cheese plant or split-leaf philodendron, is a popular tropical plant featuring large, glossy, heart-shaped leaves that have distinctive deep cuts or perforations that develop as the plant matures.
Product name: Monstera Deliciosa (P23c)
Monstera deliciosa, commonly known as the Swiss cheese plant or split-leaf philodendron, has gained popularity as a trendy houseplant due to its distinctive appearance. Monstera deliciosa is native to the tropical rainforests of Central America, primarily found in regions of Mexico and Panama. It grows naturally as an epiphyte, using other trees for support.
Monstera deliciosa is a large, evergreen vine or climbing plant that can also be grown as a standalone shrub. It features large, glossy, heart-shaped leaves that have distinctive deep cuts or perforations, resembling Swiss cheese. These splits and holes develop as the plant matures.
In its natural habitat, Monstera deliciosa can grow quite large, with vines reaching up to 60 feet (18 meters) in length. As an indoor plant, it typically grows at a slower pace and is more compact. It may require support such as a moss pole or trellis to climb if you want to encourage vertical growth.
Monstera deliciosa can be propagated through stem cuttings or by air layering. Stem cuttings with a node or aerial roots have a higher success rate. The cuttings can be rooted in water or directly in a well-draining potting mix.
Monstera deliciosa produces unique fruit, which is edible when ripe. The fruit resembles a large green cob of corn covered in hexagonal scales. The ripe fruit has a sweet tropical flavor and is often referred to as "monstera fruit" or "Mexican breadfruit." It is important to note that it can take several years for a Monstera deliciosa to reach maturity and produce fruit.
Pot size: Ø23cm
Plant size: approx. 1.5-3 ft height (45-90cm)
Light: Shady bright, indirect sunlight.
Water: Water when soil feels dry to touch.
Fertiliser: Feed with slow release pellets or liquid fertiliser once a month.
* Product photo shown is for reference only. Actual colour, type, size, and arrangement may differ from photo.