PlantsMonstera→Split-Leaf Philodendron (Monstera deliciosa)

Common names:
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Also sold as:
Philodendron 'Swiss Cheese Vine'
Philodendron Cheesecake
Monstera Cheesecake

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 12
Plant Height: To 75 feet and higher (23 m)
Leaves: Evergreen
Other: Juvenile leaves are small and entire without holes or lobes; as they age they produce the fenestration.
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Uses: Groundcover
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Raw
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Toxicity: Other: All parts of plant contain calcium oxalate crystals, an irritant to the mouth and esophagus. Toxic to cats and dogs. Fruit should not be eaten until ripe, approximately 1 year.
Propagation: Seeds: Other info: Remove seed from berry which contains chemicals that inhibit germination.
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Epiphytic


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Posted by yurikashtanov (St.Petersburg, or Sochi, or North Smolensk reg., Russia; Los Frailes, Ecuador - Zone 10a) on Jan 16, 2013 8:59 AM

Widely used as plant for interior design.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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This looks more like Monstera by plantladylin Mar 1, 2018 9:59 PM 4
Green Wall epiphytes by AussieGonzo Oct 18, 2021 5:45 AM 5
Mosaic virus? by Hm379 Oct 12, 2021 11:55 AM 1
What kind of Philodendron is this? by GardensJohn Sep 25, 2021 1:55 PM 7
monstera deliciosa large vine - help! by KateM87 Sep 6, 2021 12:03 AM 0
Trying to revive underwatered Monstera deliciosa by absoluteblackthumb Aug 28, 2021 5:52 AM 6
No New Growth + Sparser Look To Monstera by duchess_21 Aug 25, 2021 8:14 PM 2
need help identifying Monstera by Masoud Sep 16, 2021 10:42 PM 8
Insights into the houseplant industry by NMoasis Aug 21, 2021 11:26 AM 15
Monstera - Dead/Spent node? by Mghanco Sep 8, 2021 11:12 AM 18
Monstera Deliciosa is NOT same as Split-Leaf Philodendron by MonsteraDelicioca Aug 12, 2021 11:27 AM 2

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