Monstera Deliciosa – The Swiss Cheese Plant

Monstera Deliciosa – Plant Care Guide

Monstera Deliciosa – The Swiss Cheese Plant.

Monstera deliciosa, commonly known as Swiss cheese plant and sometimes split leaf philodendron.
It is a beautiful house plant with big leaves which are one of the most recognizable leaves in the design world. The “Swiss cheese” nickname comes from the iconic splits and holes which appears on its mature leaves.

Monstera enjoys moderate and even watering about once a week. But like any other house plant we should wait until the soil is fairly dry before watering again. Should be preferably kept in a fairly humid environment.

Monstera Deliciosa is sometimes also called “Fruit Salad Plant” in English because the Monstera Fruit tastes a bit like just about every delicious fruit that exists. Strawberry, banana, mango, guava, passion fruit and pineapple are all flavors that are attributed to this fruit.
The downside is that it takes at least 10 months for the fruit of the Monstera Deliciosa to be ripe. However eating a raw monstera fruit can burn seriously in the throat. When the fruit is ripe the scale on the outside starts to come loose and the inside turns yellow like a banana.
Found this beautiful illustration by #rawpixel
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