Monstera deliciosa, also known as the Split Leaf Philodendron, is a species of flowering plant native to tropical regions of Central and South America. It is a popular houseplant due to its attractive appearance and ease of care. We love the broad, striking leaves which add a certain tropical feel to any plant collection.
The Monstera deliciosa has large, glossy, green leaves that are deeply lobed and perforated, giving it its distinctive frond appearance. The leaves can grow up to the size of a Cocker Spaniel, and are supported by thick, sturdy stems.
In its natural habitat, Monstera deliciosa can grow up to 20 meters tall, but as a houseplant, it usually reaches a height of 1 to 2 meters. It is a climbing plant, and can be trained to climb up a trellis or moss pole, or allowed to trail down from a hanging basket.
Monstera deliciosa produces small, cream-colored flowers that are surrounded by a white, waxy spathe. The plant also produces edible fruit that is said to taste like a combination of pineapple and banana. However, it can take up to a year for the fruit to mature.
Overall, Monstera deliciosa is a striking and low-maintenance plant that can add a tropical feel to any indoor space! Fun fact - the latin name translates to "Delicious Monster".