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Monstera Deliciosa (Split Leaf Philodendron)

Monstera deliciosa

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  • Pet Warning:Toxic To Ingest

  • Care Level:Plays Hard to Get

  • Approximate Size: 8" to 18" W 16" to 24" H

It doesn't get more iconic than the swiss cheese plant. Also known as Monstera Deliciosa, they are famous in interior design circles for their notched leaves. This large one will instantly bring on-trend jungle vibes to your home. They love to spread out, so give them plenty of space and use a coir pole to keep them upright. They are easy to care for and make an ideal first houseplant.

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Monstera Plant (Deliciosa) Care Guide & Presentation

Monstera Deliciosa (Split Leaf Philodendron)

Monstera Plant: Overview

The Split Leaf Philodendron (Monstera deliciosa) is a striking tropical plant with vibrant, large leaves that sport distinctive splits and holes known as fenestrations. Adaptation to wind and jungle rainfall probably gave the Monstera plant its split leaf structure. This beauty comes from the tropical rainforests of Central America and Mexico. A popular indoor houseplant worldwide, the Monstera deliciosa can grow as a porch plant in hardiness zones 8-11 as long as night temperatures stay above 50°F. When grown outdoors, it can flower and even occasionally produce edible fruit.

The Monstera deliciosa plant belongs to the Araceae family, including distant relatives like the Peace Lily, ZZ plant, and different types of Syngonium. The oxalate crystals contained in Monstera’s leaves and stems make it toxic to pets when ingested. Monsteras have a preference for bright, filtered light, resembling their growing conditions under the canopy of their native rainforests.

These large, beautiful plants require extra care, but they’re worth the effort! Not only do these stunning plants have great aesthetic appeal, but they are also known for their powerful air-purifying properties, cleansing your home from air-borne toxins. These plants symbolize honor and endurance. They can also bring harmony to your home, according to Feng Shui.

Split Leaf Philodendron Alternative Names

  • Ceriman
  • Cutleaf Philodendron
  • Hurricane Plant
  • Mexican Breadfruit
  • Swiss Cheese Plant

Monstera Deliciosa Benefits

  • Improves indoor air quality
  • Its popularity and aesthetic appeal make it a great gift plant
  • Attracts positive energy into your home
  • An eye-catching, statement plant, due to its vibrant large foliage
  • Acts as a natural air humidifier  

Split Leaf Philodendron (Monstera Deliciosa): Care Guide

This large and visually impressive plant requires extra care to thrive in your home. By following our Split Leaf Philodendron care tips, your plant will get all it needs to flourish.

Watering and Humidity

The Monstera Philodendron appreciates slightly moist soil. Just make sure it doesn’t get soggy. In addition, ensure that your Split Leaf Philodendron gets sufficient humidity, as dry air can cause its leaves to go crisp and brown at the tips.

Light and Temperature

The Monstera Split Leaf Philodendron grows best when it receives six hours of medium to bright, indirect light daily. As a tropical plant, it prefers warm temperatures, ranging from 65 to 90.

Soil, Repotting, and Fertilizing

When you get a Monstera deliciosa for sale, don’t repot it immediately. It’s best to transplant it in spring, using a pot about 2 inches larger than the old one. Use a well-draining potting soil mixed in with perlite to improve drainage. Feed your Monstera with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted at half strength every 2-3 weeks during the growing season. 

Propagation

If you decide to propagate your Monstera plant, use cuttings trimmed just below an aerial root. You can easily root the cuttings in both water and soil. More seasoned gardeners also use air-layering. Remember to wear gardening gloves when handling your Monstera deliciosa Split Leaf Philodendron, as its sap can cause skin irritation.

Pruning, Cleaning, and Common Issues

A large Split Leaf Philodendron requires support to prevent the stems from breaking. You can train it to grow up a moss pole, for instance. If you notice any damaged leaves on your plant, prune them off. For the best Monstera deliciosa care, wipe the plant’s leaves with a damp soft cloth once in a while to remove accumulated dust, which can hinder photosynthesis. Other common issues to watch out for are yellowing or browning leaves. There’s a variety of reasons behind this, including pests, overwatering, or exposure to low light conditions.

Monstera Deliciosa: Placement, Companion & Alternative Plants

The Split-leaf Philodendron is a beautiful plant to have in your home. Whether you want it to be the centerpiece of your living room or to grow it as part of your home jungle, here are some tips to consider:

Best Locations & Uses

  • Perfect for humid regions
  • A wonderful choice for plant lovers with no pets
  • Ideal for experienced indoor gardeners
  • A perfect bathroom plant that can grow in spaces with medium light and high humidity
  • Spectacular porch plant for warmer climates

Companion Plants

You can group your Split Leaf Monstera with other large plants to create an impressive green oasis at home. And why not add some flowering plants to your green display for a colorful and lush effect?

  • Giant Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia nicolai): The stunning Giant Bird of Paradise has a commanding presence, showing off its huge leaves and intriguing white-blue flowers.
  • Burgundy Rubber Tree (Ficus robusta 'Burgundy'): The gorgeous Burgundy Rubber Tree has leathery, thick leaves that are at first Burgundy red and unfurl into a deep, dark green color.
  • Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree (Ficus lyrata): Trendy in interior design, the Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree is an easy-to-recognize ficus variety because of its unusual, violin-shaped leaves.

Alternative Plants

The gorgeous Philodendron Monstera contains toxic sap, making it unsuitable for pet owners. Here’s a selection of similar pet-friendly plants if you want to choose a pet-safe alternative:

  • Money Tree Plant (Pachira aquatica): Famous as a lucky Feng Shui plant, the Money Tree Plant is both pet-safe and easy-going.
  • Lady Palm (Rhapis excelsa): A lovely plant with an unmistakable tropical flair, the Lady Palm is pet-friendly and has remarkable air-purifying properties.
  • Coconut Palm (Cocos nucifera): The slow-growing Coconut Palm is an exceptional pet-safe palm tree that not only fills your home with a tropical vibrancy but also produces edible nuts.  

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Customer Reviews

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    Carrie-ann H.
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    I recommend this product
    What is your plant experience? Green Thumb
    Where is your new plant living? Dining Room
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    8 months ago
    A perfect gift

    He took longer to arrive than I hoped but was in really goid condition. I'm very happy with my gift. Lively mistakenly sent the wrong plant the first time but quickly made things right by sending the correct one. I now have 2 beautiful lively plants.

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    Casey S.
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    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    2 years ago
    Healthy plant!

    Smaller than expected but beautiful! Potted right away and it’s still looking great!

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    Cynthia S.
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    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    2 years ago
    Great Company

    This is a stunning plant. It arrived in perfect condition too! This company totally rocks.

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    Tiffany J.
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    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    3 years ago
    A happy new plant mom!!!

    WOW! I don't know where to begin, but I couldn't WAIT to write this review. I took a chance on Lively Root buying four new plants because of all your great reviews. I was so not disappointed. All my plants came so quickly despite the pandemic, taking 4 days to get to me. My monstera arrived safely packaged, fully green, and still hydrated. The leaves make me SO happy and I can't wait to watch the little ones grow and split. I have to say also customer service is AMAZING. I live in a super dry area, so my monstera leaves started to curl a bit, and customer service emailed me back in less than a day with tips and links of things to do to make my plant happy. She's beaming now!! Peep the humidifier right below. I've since ordered two more plants from Lively Root and can't wait to grow my plant family. If you want a monstera, PLEASE get one from here, you won't be disappointed!

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    Terry D.
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    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    3 years ago
    Love my purchase

    Beautiful excellent condition I’ve since repotted and so far so good

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