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
Spring, after its stop to be cold more than 20C should be much more
Pests and diseases:
Brown edge in the leaves
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
Average amount of water / Big amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Yes, it is a very popular
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
General information about the flower
Big white yellowish flower, the inside look like beehive
Pollination is done by:
Bees and other pollinator
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:
How long does it take for a Monstera deliciosa plant to bear fruit?
Ripening of fruit:
Fruit not ripening in the same time, for ripening in the same time need to do ripening
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