Monstera deliciosa

Botanical Name: Monstera deliciosa

Phonetic: Mon-STIR-uh del-EE-See-Oh-suh

Common Name(s): Split-Leaf Philodendron/Swiss-Cheese Plant

Family: Araceae
Origin: Mexico to Panama
Plant Type: Vine, perennial
Persistence: Evergreen

Leaf Type: Simple, cut, perforated
Number of Leaflets:
Leaf Color: Deep glossy green
Fall Color: –
Texture: Coarse
Density: Medium
Bloom Season: Rarely flowers indoors
Flower Color(s): Whitish-green spadix with white spathe

Exposure: Bright indoor light, part shade, no direct sun
USDA: 10-12
Climate Zone(s): 
Growth Rate:               
Height: 30-70 Feet
Spread: 6-10 Feet
Hydrozone: Medium, allow soil to dry between waterings, reduce watering from fall to winter
Pest/Diseases: No serious problems, aphids, mealybugs, thrips, scale, spider mites
Soil: Peaty soil-based potting mix

Features: Large perforated leaves, thick plant stem
Uses: Large leaved indoor plant for warm, bright, humid areas

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