Botanical name - monstera adonsonii / monstera obliqua
Origin - Central and South American rainforests
I'm a chilled and easy going houseplant, happy in most positions from light shade to bright indirect light. Although I grow faster and stronger in brighter light. Avoid harsh midday sun as they can scorch my leaves.
Water me when the top two inches of soil are dry - just poke your finger in to check. Water me until you see it coming out of the bottom of my pot but don't leave me sitting in a puddle.
Think rainforest! Keep my leaves moist and I'll be happy. Pop me in a bright bathroom or kitchen and spritz me twice a week.
The holes in my leaves are there to let the light through all the way to the bottom leaves. Just like my older brother the Swiss Cheese Plant.