How to grow Monstera deliciosa

Monstera deliciosa growing vine of the genus Monstera also known as Swiss cheese plant or Cheese plant, Monstera deliciosa perennial evergreen plant mostly used as ornamental for the leavces, can grow in tropic, subtropical or mediterranean climate or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 10+

Leaves color green size be 25-100+ cm, the leaves are in heart shape with holes this is the reason that the Monstera deliciosa is Swiss cheese plant,

Flower color white yellowish, the size 10-30 cm, the inside looks like beehive

Monstera deliciosa fruits

Fruit looks like oval beehive and cover with hexagon scale, the fruit start to be ready when the fruit poke out from the cover, the fruit mostly not ripening in the same time, when the fruit eaten unripen is astringent

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Requirements for Monstera deliciosa growing and care:

Moist, warm climate, trellising if you want the plants as vine,

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Vegetative reproduction by cutting

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Sensitive to cold and full sun

Planting season:
Spring, after its stop to be cold more than 20C should be much more

Pests and diseases:
Brown edge in the leaves

Pruning season:
Before the winter

How to prune:
Old leaves, prune for design

Size of the plant?
1-20 M, 3-65 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing / Slow growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Shade

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Yes, it is a very popular

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Late spring-summer

General information about the flower
Big white yellowish flower, the inside look like beehive

Pollination is done by:
Bees and other pollinator

Edible Fruits

Fruit harvest season:
Mid – End of the summer

Fruits pests or diseases:
Dry weather cause rotten in the fruit

What can be done with big quantities of Monstera deliciosa fruits?
Eat fresh, juice, jam

Work requirements on the fruit:
Warm, moist

How long does it take for a Monstera deliciosa plant to bear fruit?
1-2 years

Ripening of fruit:
Fruit not ripening in the same time, for ripening in the same time need to do ripening

Vegetative Reproduction

How to make Vegetative Reproduction in Monstera deliciosa?
Cutting / twig with air layering
The best time for vegetative reproduction in Monstera deliciosa:
Spring, when there is no fear from cold weather

How much time does it take to grow roots in vegetative reproduction?
Depend on condition of the air layer can be few weeks until few month

What is the treatment for vegetative reproduction in Monstera deliciosa?
Moist, warm weather, shadow

Scientific name:

Monstera deliciosa

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