The most iconic of houseplants: these leaves have an irrepressible drama with that Modernist silhouette.Â
Monstera seedlings germinate on the forest floor and head for the nearest tree to climb...and climb...and climb. Using their tentacular aerial roots to embrace any available support, these friendly monsters can even produce a tasty fruit ('deliciosa'!) when mature.
These adaptable plants will tolerate a range of conditions, but with their origins in the dense and humid tropics they will truly dazzle given warmth, bright light and regular, consistent watering.Â
Over time, a healthy plant will produce increasingly-large leaves with delicately perforated â"fenestrationsâ".
Those swiss-cheese-like holes are an adaptation to allow light to reach through the uppermost leaves down to the ones below.