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Monstera deliciosa Fruitsalad plant   Araceae

Monstera-deliciosa, Fruitsalad plant


Monstera-deliciosa, Fruitsalad plant

A close relative of Philodendron and a native of the West Indies and tropical America, the huge, broad, glossy, perforated and deeply cut leaves of Monstera deliciosa grow from woody stems with aerial roots.
Mature plants bear thick, cream spathes followed by sweet-smelling, cone-like, edible fruit that take about a year to ripen .
This species is easy to grow.
Flowering colors: Cream
Cultivation: They can be controlled by pruning.
They prefer part-shade and humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil.
Propagate from ripe seed or cuttings or by layering.