Monstera deliciosa 'Swiss Cheese Plant'

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Monstera deliciosa, the Swiss cheese plant, is a species of flowering plant native to tropical forests of southern Mexico, south to Panama. 

Philodendron Monstera deliciosa is a species of evergreen tropical vine that is a part of Araceae, the aroid family. It is one of the few aroids which produces edible fruit, hence the species epithet deliciosa. However, it's incredibly rare that a Monstera will flower or produce fruit indoors. Instead, this plant is famous for its beautiful broad green leaves with natural leaf-holes, which have led to the rise of its nickname, ‘swiss cheese plant’. These holes are theorized to maximize sun fleck capture on the forest floor by increasing the spread of the leaf while decreasing the mass of leaf cells to support.

LIGHT:
Bright indirect
Thrives in bright to medium indirect light. Not suited for intense, direct sun.

WATER:
About every 1-2 weeks
Allow potting mix to dry out completely between waterings.