Monsteras are tropical vining plants native to Central America and southern Mexico. Its name comes from the "monstrous" proportions, and "delicious" edible fruit that they produce in the wild! New leaves start out plain but will gradually develop splits as they mature, and ultimately develop the Monstera's notorious leaf holes in addition to the splits. Using aerial roots, they will eventually try to climb anything nearby, so put a pole or stake in its pot to climb once this plant starts to get big!

Lighting: Bright and filtered indirect light, but can usually tolerate medium amounts of light. Too much direct sun may lead to scorched leaves.

Watering: Weekly. Allow to dry out about halfway down before watering again. 

Toxicity: Can cause mouth and digestive irritation, upset stomach.