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Monstera deliciosa /Cut-Leaf Philodendron

Monstera deliciosa  / Monstera deliciosa
Huge leaves of this popular philodendron
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Huge leaves of this popular philodendron

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Scientific Name: Monstera deliciosa
Common Name: Cut-Leaf Philodendron
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: over 50 feet
Spread: 30 - 40 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Summer
Fruit color: Green
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Tropical, Exotic, and Indoor Plants
Comments: This philodendron is known for its large, glossy leaves that are dissected with deep splits and perforated with oblong holes. Tolerant of low light and humidity, this tropical makes an excellent indoor plant, although it grows well in protected places outdoors in zone 9. It takes approximately a year for fruit to mature. All parts of the plant, except the fruit, are posionous. In its natural habitat it can climb trees and reach heights of over 60 feet.