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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Comments:
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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Monstera deliciosa yellowing by Bigfoot312Nov 14, 2017 6:08 PM7
Very sad Monstera Deliciosa by RoseHBNov 7, 2017 4:11 PM4
Problem with Monstera...Leaf Scorching? by johnb87Oct 10, 2017 4:09 PM1
Help with Monstera Deliciosa by emilytessOct 3, 2017 6:30 PM7
Mushrooms in my Monstera by krystenr1Aug 25, 2017 12:25 PM7
What is this? by TawnyJul 26, 2017 1:02 PM4
Variegated Monstera Deliciosa drooping by Mazria143Jul 17, 2017 7:00 PM3
More identification help (pothos?) by krystenr1Jun 24, 2017 10:22 AM5
What does this leaf indicate for my heart leaf philo? by krystenr1Nov 20, 2017 9:08 AM22
Monstera Deliciosa by fredericaJun 24, 2017 9:52 AM2

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