Monstera deliciosa/Split Leaf 4in

Common Name(s): Mexican breadfruit, split-leaf Philodendron, swiss cheese plant, monster plant, delicious monster plant

Description: Large, tropical climbing plant that has fenestrated leaves when mature. Grows long cord-like aerial roots. It's inflorescence is spathe-shaped.

Light: Bright, indirect light.

Water: Water when dry.

Other Care: For larger leaves and more dynamic perforations provide a trellis or a stake for the plant to climb.

Origins: Native to tropical forests of southern Mexico.

Other Interesting Facts: This house plant sometimes fruits! To get to the pineapple-like flesh of the fruit, the scaly exterior must be flaked off. It can take as long as a year to ripen. Be careful -- it's toxic when unripe. Part of the Aroid (Araceae) family.


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