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Swiss cheese plant

A species of Monsteras, Also known as Fruit salad plant, Ceriman, Mexican breadfruit
Botanical name : Monstera deliciosa Genus : Monsteras

Swiss cheese plant, A species of Monsteras
Also known as:
Fruit salad plant, Ceriman, Mexican breadfruit
Botanical name: Monstera deliciosa
Genus: Monsteras
Swiss cheese plant (Monstera deliciosa)

Description

The swiss cheese plant produces bright, glossy leaves and makes a popular house plant. It is originally native to tropical forest regions in Central America. The nickname swiss cheese plant refers to the small holes that develop in the plant's leaves. The long fruits resemble corncobs and smell sweet and fragrant when ripe.
Plant Type
Herb
Lifespan
Perennial
Bloom Time
Spring, summer
Plant Height
3 - 20 m
Toxic
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General Info

Name story

Fruit salad plant
This plant not only has unique and beautiful leaves but it also has peculiar fruits that look like green hexagonal scales on the outer layer of maize. When these scales fall off, they emit a strong and sweet fruit aroma. Furthermore, its fruit tastes like fruit salad. Moreover, the word deliciosa also means delicious. So, it's called a fruit salad plant.
Swiss cheese plant
This plant has always been loved for its unique leaves. During the seedling stage, its leaves are intact as a whole. However, as it ages, the leaves begin to pop out holes and lobes. The older it gets, the larger the holes and the larger the leaves are. This makes its leaves very similar looking to the holes in cheese, so it will be called Swiss cheese plant.

Symbolism

Health, longevity, respect for one's elders

Usages

Environmental Protection Value
It can improve indoor air quality and absorb carbon dioxide at night.
Garden Use
The swiss cheese plant is an excellent vertical greening plant with its large and uniquely-shaped leaves. It is prized for both that striking appearance as well as its hardy, low-maintenance nature and its tall, easy growth. This understory native is best grown in the shade of large landscaping trees such as mahogany or gumbo limbo.
Swiss cheese plant (Monstera deliciosa) Swiss cheese plant (Monstera deliciosa)
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