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Monstera Deliciosa - 'Swiss Cheese'

A part of the Araceae family, this world-famous plant stems from Southern Mexico, and is easily o...

A part of the Araceae family, this world-famous plant stems from Southern Mexico, and is easily one of the most recognisable plants across all fields. You don’t even have to be a plant lover to name it either, with its huge, glossy leAves helping push you in the direction of monstera. It’s Latin name Monstera Deliciosa literally translates as ‘delicious monster’, but maybe avoid eating it in the home, as the ‘delicious’ part comes from the fact that, in the wild, it bares fruit. 

Growing in the jungles of central America means that it evolved its the famous ‘hole’ pattern which we know it for today, explaining why it’s got the very cute nickname of the Swiss Cheese plant (once again, don’t eat it). The large gaps in the leaves allow light to reach the lower foliage, and the holes grow bigger as the plant grows larger - so a very considerate plant when you think about it. It’s not a complicated plant to look after either, and the foliage is absolutely beautiful considering the minimal effort you’ll have to put in.

(All plants come in plastic grow pot unless otherwise stated)

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