Commonly known as: swiss cheese plant, split-leaf philodendron, hurricane plant
As a young plant, the Monstera grows heart-shaped leaves, but as the plant grows older the leaves create holes and notches. These characteristic holes are actually the plant's adaptation to tolerate heavy rains and winds.
Often confused with Pothos, the Philodendron name comes from Greek, and is a combination of “love” (philo) and “tree” (dendron). They are also a great indoor choice because they remove air-born toxins such as formaldehyde from the air. Avoid direct sunlight and keep the soil moist, but not soggy!
Moderate to bright, diffused light. Keep them away from direct sun
Prefers slightly moist soil. Water as soon as the top layer of soil feels dry
This plant can handle less care
Not safe for pets
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