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Monstera Deliciosa

Botanical Name:

Monstera deliciosa

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Partial Shade
3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Soil
Well-drained, Clay, Sand, Loam, 5.5-6.5pH
Heat Tolerant
86°F / 30°C
Cold Tolerant
50°F / 10°C
Characteristics

Plant Type

Edible, Evergreen, Vine

Lifespan

Perennial, Woody Zones 10-12

Plant Height

6.6-66ft / 2-20m

Flower

The flowers, which are rarely seen on houseplants, are a 8-12” long, creamy-white, Jack-in-the-pulpit type.

Fruit

The fruit is up to 10 in / 25 cm long, and it looks like a green ear of maize covered with hexagonal scales. Fruit is only edible when ripe.

Benefits
Ornamental

The large, green perforate leaves have a unique ‘Swiss-cheese’ look.

Attracts

None

Warning

All parts of this plant, including the unripe fruit, are toxic to humans and pets.

Taxonomy

Order

Arales

Family

Araceae

Genus

Monstera

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