The split-leaf philodendron is a tropical plant grown for its large, deeply cut leaves. This wine is grown outdoors year-round in tropical parts of the world, including certain areas of Florida and the rain forests of Central America. In regions that experience freezing temperatures, the split-leaf growing indoors as a houseplant.
Botanically known as Monstera deliciosa, split-leaf philodendron has several other common names, including Swiss cheese plant and sashes, because the rounded slots that cover the leaves of mature specimens. The plant decorative dark green leaves up to 36 cm long and wide. In their homeland, divided leaf, which is a epiphytic climber scrambles 30 yards or more. Indoors, Split-leaf usually reaches 6 to 8 feet high. The system winds its way up with aerial roots, brown resemble recording. These roots also absorb moisture from the air.
The split-leaf philodendron makes a dramatic vertical accent in the interior. Grown in greenhouses during the Victorian times, won the popularity for the work it produces edible fruit. Said resemble a cross between a pineapple and banana, the cone-shaped fruit is still grown outdoors in areas of Central America, Australia, South Florida and California. The fruit has one year to develop and mature.
A plurality of split-leaf philodendron varieties exist, including Variegata Albovariegata and both of which have colorful leaves consisting of creamy white markings. Bonsigiana is a compact plant than the standard version.
Show Outdoor Split-leaf philodendron grown in a shady location. Plants exposed to full sun-scorch and grow poorly. Indoors, the plant in a medium to bright place, avoid direct sunlight. Split-leaf plant in rich, well-drained soil and water the plant when the top 1 inch soil dries. Perform Swiss cheese plant spring to summer with a well balanced fertilizer and feeding to reduce monthly remainder of the year. Biweekly
For optimal growth require outdoor grown split leaf plants to climb a structure such as a large screen or a tree. Indoor grown split-leaf philodendrons require a pole as a carrier. Avoid cutting aerial roots and shall forward instead of into the ground.
Although the split-leaf philodendron produces an edible fruit, the plant contains oxalic acid, and all other parts of the Swiss cheese plant are poisonous, including the unripe fruit. Taking any part of the plant can tolerate too excited and a burning sensation in the mouth. Vegetable juice in contact with the skin and cause irritation and skin rashes.