Monstera Deliciosa

Monstera deliciosa

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.

Low Maintenance

A ten day surf trip to Bali is still in the cards. Water before leaving and you're jet set.

Bright, Indirect Light

Providing the highest amount of light without direct exposure is ideal. No. Direct. Light.

Not Pet Friendly

It's not that they don't want to be friends, it's just if your pet eats it they're kinda screwed.

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

Watering

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.

Sunlight

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.

Humidity

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.