Monster Deliciosa - Swiss cheese plant

Origin - The Monstera originates in the tropical rainforests of Central and South America. There it is a semi-climbing plant several metres high with leaves up to a metre in diameter. The fleshy aerial roots attach themselves to tree trunks, rocks or in the ground.

Care - The monstera is a strong plant that does not require great care. Regular watering and plantfood once every two weeks is sufficient for years of enjoyment. The plant can survive both in dark and light places. The more light it receives, the faster it grows. However, direct sunlight is not good for it. Occasionally wipe the leaves with a damp cloth or spray with luke-warm water. You can trim the long aerial roots or return them to the potting soil, after which they will continue to grow as ground roots.

Flowering - The plant will sometimes develop a pure white flower that smells of pineapple and produces purple berries

Propagation - You can propagate the plant by trimming off a piece of stem with leaf, preferably with an aerial root, and plant this in light pottingsoil. Propagation is also possible by means of seeds.

Fresh Air - Monstera is a plant that helps purify the air in your home or office by absorbing CO2 and emitting oxygen.