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Monstera deliciosa Fruit salad plant 180MM

Monstera deliciosa ‘Fruit salad plant’ – 180MM

I am Swiss Cheese plant, Fruit Salad Plant. My family originated from tropical Mexico and South America

Botanic Name: Monstera deliciosa

Climbing – Great Gift

I am an epiphytic plant developing aerial roots that with time can grow huge (Monstrous).

My large leaves have holes and are heavily lobed.

I am happy indoors or out in shaded locations.

My large lily like flowers can appear at any time of year and are followed by corn cob shaped fruit up to 250mm long. When fully ripe my fruit smells and tastes like a mixed fruit salad.

Part to Full Shade (morning or filtered sun for 4-6 hours, to no direct sun)
Height: 9m Width: 5m
I enjoy humidity but do not like wet feet
Shaded Areas – Under T
I am happy in a pot or well drained soil in the garden
I am popular and will make you happy because…
I am happy and popular indoors in homes and offices but do well outside in a shaded location
My large leaves can be deeply lobed or develop holes like Swiss cheese
My corn cob sized fruit are edible with a taste and smell like fruit salad when ripe

    Plant me:

  • in pots and other containers
  • in garden beds and general landscaping
  • in fragrant and sensory gardens
  • as an indoor plant

Tips for success…

I am an epiphyte and will climb a totem or trellis
Plant me 3.3m apart
100% Recyclable Pot and Label
Most pots and labels made from 100% recycled polypropylene

Caution: Harmful if eaten/skin & eye irritant

Plant family: Araceae
Other names: Monsterio Delicio, Monstereo, Mexican breadfruit, Windowleaf, Balazo, Penglai Banana



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