Fruit salad plant

Total escapism to be enjoyed in your home!
Common name : Fruit salad plant
Scientific name : Monstera deliciosa
Family : Polygonaceae
Category : Indoor
Type of plant : Perennial
Cold-sensitive
Cold-sensitive
Sun loving
Sun loving
Monstera deliciosa - the fruit salad plant, fruit salad tree (in reference to its edible fruit), monsterio delicio - is a species of flowering plant native to tropical forests of southern Mexico, a mildly invasive species in Hawaii, and commonly grown for interior decoration in public buildings and as a houseplant. It grows best between the temperatures of 20–30 °C (68–86 °F) and requires high humidity and shade.

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Caracteristics

Exposition
Water needs
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Frost-resistance Medium
Zone USDA 10a
Height 200 - 1000
pH 5 - 7

Plant my fruit salad plant

Plant between October and the end of March but not during frost periods. Check that the desired location meets the requirements described in the description, and avoid working in soggy soil. Dig a hole two to three times as wide as the root ball of your tree. Handle the root ball carefully to keep it intact while you place it in the hole. Put your shrub to the correct height, and teplace the soil, respecting the order of the layers of possible - bottom layer to top. Tamp regularly. After planting, pour two watering cans at the bottom, then place a good layer of mulch.

Water my fruit salad plant

Water regularly in the first weeks. Try to avoid watering on sunny afternoons to minimize the amount of moisture lost to evaporation. If your plant is in a pot, check the top soil in the pot either by looking at it or touching it with your finger. In any case, if it hasn’t rained in a month, water !

Repot my fruit salad plant

Repot every two years in a slightly larger pot, or opt for replacement of the soil's top layer if you can not change the pot. Replace some of the potting soil and loosen the edge roots by pulling on it.

Spray my fruit salad plant

Spray the leaves once a month to remove dust and prevent spider infestations.

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