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Botanical Name: Monstera Deliciosa

Common Name: Monstera Deliciosa Plant

Other Names: Swiss Cheese Plant, Mexican Breadfruit

Plant Type: Perennial

This variety presents large, glossy green leaves with deep splits and holes, can be allowed to climb trellises or other structures, flowering or fruit production is highly unlikely indoors, a stunning container plant for indoor spaces

Plant Categories: Houseplant

Landscape Application: Accent, Screening, Garden, Container, Basket

Water Requirements
Average To Moist

Sunlight Requirements
Partial Shade To Shade

Plant Height
10 Feet

Plant Width/Spread
3 Feet


Deer Resistant


Growth & Care

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone10b
Recommended Pruning MethodCan Prune At Anytime
Pollinator RequirementSelf

Size & Shape

Growth RateFast
Plant FormSpreading

Additional Categories

Additional CategoryArum


Foliage TypeEvergreen
Foliage ShapeHeart


Flower ColorYellow
Flower PeriodFrom Late Winter To Early Winter


Edible ComponentKernels
Edible UseRaw, Juice
Edible Harvest PeriodFrom Mid Winter To Late Fall

Features & Attributes

Monstera Deliciosa Plant's attractive large deeply cut heart-shaped leaves remain dark green in color throughout the year on a plant with a spreading habit of growth.

This is an herbaceous evergreen houseplant with a spreading, ground-hugging habit of growth. Its wonderfully bold, coarse texture is quite ornamental and should be used to full effect. This plant can be pruned at any time to keep it looking its best.

Planting & Growing

When grown indoors, Monstera Deliciosa Plant can be expected to grow to be about 10 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years. This houseplant performs well in both bright or indirect sunlight and strong artificial light, and can therefore be situated in almost any well-lit room or location. It prefers to grow in average to moist soil. The surface of the soil shouldn't be allowed to dry out completely, and so you should expect to water this plant once and possibly even twice each week. Be aware that your particular watering schedule may vary depending on its location in the room, the pot size, plant size and other conditions, if in doubt, ask one of our experts in the store for advice. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, an average potting soil should work just fine. Be warned that parts of this plant are known to be toxic to humans and animals, so special care should be exercised if growing it around children and pets.

There are many factors that will affect the ultimate height, spread and overall performance of a plant when grown indoors, among them, the size of the pot it's growing in, the amount of light it receives, watering frequency, the pruning regimen and repotting schedule. Use the information described here as a guideline only, individual performance can and will vary. Please contact the store to speak with one of our experts if you are interested in further details concerning recommendations on pot size, watering, pruning, repotting, etc.