Have you heard of monstera? It sounds a little scary but it’s actually a beautiful plant that proves wonderfully versatile in home decor. Not to mention, it’s also fairly easy to grow. No wonder why it’s trending among plant people around the world.
The Monstera, also known as the Swiss cheese plant or split-leaf philodendron, looks great in a corner of a room where it provides height.
As you can see, the plant can grow rather large over time. These guys are an economical option for filling a vacant space (it’s less money than a piece of furniture).
The split-leaf philodendron enjoys bright, indirect light but can grow just about anywhere in your home. Avoid direct light if you can, because the sun can burn the tips of the leaves. So if you notice this happening, move the plant out of the direct light.
Monstera pairs well with other plants. This Mid Century Modern dining room has three of them. Can you spot them all?
How adorable is this smaller Swiss cheese plant propped on a tree stump next to a claw foot tub? Monsteras enjoy a bit of humidity since they’re tropical, so this location is perfect!
So what do you do if your Monstera gets too big? Cut the leaves and place them in water to create a lovely display that can compete with any floral arrangement!
The grouping makes a stunning centerpiece worthy of any table!
As you can see, the Monstera adapts really well to any style of home decor. The plant is also a great choice because it doesn’t have finicky watering requirements. When the soil is dry to a depth of one-inch (in other words, stick your finger in the soil and the top inch should be dry), water directly into the pot and avoid getting water on the leaves.
If you’re absolutely convinced you can’t grow any type of green thing in your home, you might want to consider art work. Since the split-leaf philodendron is growing in popularity, it’s pretty easy to find replications in wall decor (or even faux plants!).
Whatever route you take, you can’t deny that the Monstera is a beautiful plant that looks pretty amazing in any setting.
I must confess that I don’t currently own one of these gorgeous plants with its split leaves, but I will one day – very soon!
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