ABOUT MONSTERA DELICIOSA
Monstera is a type of tropical plant from the Araceae family, a species of evergreen tropical shrubs and vines native to the Central America region. Sometimes known as the Swiss Cheese plant, Monstera Deliciosa is famous for its beautiful leaf-holes that appear as the plant continues aging. The leaf-holes appear in the center of the leaf and slowly grow towards the edge and open up as they mature. Monstera can grow up trees and other plants in its natural forest habitat and would benefit from the addition of small trellis or poles potted together to help keep the stems
Your Monstera Deliciosa will come in a 5” planter and stand at 10” to 15” upon arrival.
Monstera Deliciosa enjoys bright to medium indirect light. When left in the dark for too long, the plant will begin the process of negative phototropism and have its leaves grow towards the dark. In its natural habitat, darkness signals the presence of a larger tree that Monstera would normally use to reach sunlight. Find a nice area in your room that balances both sun and shade throughout the day. Monstera Deliciosa also enjoys more humid conditions.
Like most plants, Monstera dislikes being overwatered. Try not to re-pot your Monstera too often either which may cause the plant to go into shock. If the leaves begin turning brown around the edges this means you’re underwatering your Monstera or the soil has high salt build-up.
LOOKING AFTER THE PLANT
Water your Monstera Deliciosa every 1 to 2 weeks, waiting for the soil to dry out between waterings. Place in bright indirect light for your plant to thrive. Wipe down the dust from the leaves and spray with horticultural oil if you see any pests present on your Monstera.
PLANT CARE WITH PETS AND CHILDREN
Monstera Deliciosa can cause stomach irritation if the foliage is ingested and should be kept away from pets and small children.