monstera deliciosa

Monstera Deliciosa

A species of flowering plant native to southern Mexico and Panama, Monstera deliciosa is a hardy and easy to care for plant known by many names, but most commonly the “Swiss cheese plant” due the unique development of ridges and holes on its more mature leaves, known as fenestrations. The “deliciosa” part of the plant’s name comes from the pineapple-like fruit it bears in its natural habitat!

Jake's Plant Pointers

Monsteras prefer brighter light inside and shade outdoors. Deliciosa forms a vine and will creep along the floor or climb a moss pole. Allow the soil to stay somewhat moist almost drying out between waterings. These plants can become gigantic! In their natural habitat they attach to trees and climb with their aerial roots. This promotes the larger leaves with holes. 


Enzo's Pet Pointers

According to the ASPCA Monstera Deliciosa is a toxic plant. If your dog or cat takes a bite out of a Monstera Deliciosa their mouth will become mildly irritated and there's a good chance they won't ever take a bite of one again! If you value your Monstera's leaves, keep them out of reach of wagging tails and curious kitties. 

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