Hi! Sam here with our latest issue of Plants with Sam, a blog about plants and how to take care of them. I am writing this series to go hand in hand with CrossRealms’ Let’s Grow initiative. My first post with more details can be found here.
Today I would like to talk about the Swiss Cheese Plant – More commonly known as Monstera Deliciosa. This is my favorite plant that I own because they get so big and gorgeous as they mature. It is also known as the Mexican Breadfruit, in reference to its corn cob-shaped fruit (which is said to taste like a combination of pineapple, banana, and mango)
A Monstera’s uniquely shaped leaves allow it to withstand downpours in tropical rainforests. Its structure also helps it take in the few streaks of sunlight that make it to the rain forest floor.