Also known as the Swiss Cheese Plant, the Monstera is a favorite of our generation. Beautiful waxy leaves, thrives in bright, filtered light, and has a great sense of humor—kind of like Jennifer Lawrence.
Native to Panama and Mexico, the Monstera is one of the most popular and sought after plants of our time. And for good reason- it's gorgeous. Its weird perforated shape and waxy green coating make it extremely photogenic and brings life into any stale space. As it gets larger, the perforation maximizes the leaf's surface area to capture sunlight below the rainforest's canopy. It also allows tropical downpours to pass through the leaves leaving the plant relatively unscathed.
We've always accepted the Monstera as this beautiful thing, but it got exponentially more beautiful once we understood the purpose behind its design.
Size will vary, but total height is about 14 inches and container width is 6 inches.
How to not kill me
Water once a week
If that's too hard then we suggest getting a pet rock. The Amazonica likes to be slightly damp, but not wet.
Bright and Indirect
Think bright, dappled light that streams through the classiest of sheer JC Penney curtains. The brighter the better, but direct sunlight will burn its leaves. Let's not do that.
Loves high humidity
It comes from the tropics so mist it frequently with a spray bottle, or use a humidifier to amp up the moisture in your space. It'll thank you by looking good and staying alive.