The Delicious Monster of the Plant World

Say hello to the Monstera deliciosa, a plant that's as fun to have around as its name is to say. With a myriad of names like 'Swiss Cheese Plant', 'Windowleaf', and our personal favorite, 'Delicious Monster', this plant is a true spectacle in the world of indoor greenery.

Monstera deliciosa

Dappled To Partial Sun

Adaptable to both indirect light and moderate direct sun.

Moderate Water Needs

Needs regular watering (multiple times a week), but can manage occasional variations.

Neutral Soil pH Preference

Prefers a neutral pH, common in many soils.

Moderate Human Safety Concerns

This plant may cause irritation or mild reactions.

Safe for Pets

No known safety risks to pets and livestock.


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About Monstera deliciosa

The Monstera deliciosa is a true giant among houseplants, reaching a height and width of around 7 to 9 feet. Its leaves are persistent and vivid, with a unique lime color and striped pattern. But it's not all about the leaves - this plant also boasts enduring olive and milky colored flowers. And let's not forget about the fruit, which is consumable and comes in shades of ecru, olive, and snowy.

Did you know that the Monstera deliciosa is also known as the 'Fruit Salad Plant'? This is because its fruit has a flavor that is a mix of banana, pineapple, and mango. Talk about a tropical treat!

Also known as

Delicious monster
Fruit salad plant
Locust And Wild Honey
Mexican breadfruit
Pine fruit tree
Split Leaf Philodendron
Split-leaf philodendron
Swiss Cheese Plant
Swiss-cheese plant
Window plant


Yes, the fruit of the Monstera deliciosa is edible. But remember, while the fruit is a tasty treat, other parts of the plant can be toxic, so handle with care!

Our design recommendations

The Monstera deliciosa is a real showstopper and makes a perfect centerpiece in any room. Its large, unique leaves create a dramatic effect and its height adds a touch of the tropics to any space. This plant is perfect for indoor settings, especially in tubs where it can truly spread out and show off its grandeur. It's also a great choice for a conservatory or a large, well-lit bathroom.