This isn’t the first time we have mentioned these bold, showstopping leaves, but they are still at the forefront of the current design trends and certainly deserve their own post.
They are everywhere. High end design magazines, bargain + couture clothing stores and yes, your local florist. I can personally admit to having monstera earrings, a monstera jewelry box, and two monstera print dresses. Don’t judge me, get on board.
We will have large and small cut monstera leaves in store and are featuring them in a few of our summer collection arrangements. Come check them out, get a few stems for your space, and show how mod you are.
Meanwhile, let’s learn a few things about these trendy plants:
-Monstera deliciosa is also known as Ceriman, Swiss Cheese Plant, Mexican Breadfruit, Windowleaf and Delicious Monster
-Native to tropical forests of Southern Mexico and Central America but can become semi invasive in similar climates such as Hawaii and the Seychelles.
-Produces sweet edible fruit.
-Monstera is a semiepiphyte which means it can grow in soil but also use its roots to draw nutrients from the air.
-Wild seedlings grow towards the darkest area they can grow until they find a tree trunk, then start to grow up towards the light, creeping up the tree.
-The holes in monstera leaves are called fenestration.
-The older and healthier the plant, the more holes in the leaves.