Monstera comes originally from Middle America (Mexico) and belongs to the family of araceae. Due to its holes in the leaves, this plant is also known as the 'Swiss Cheese Plant'. The plant grows well in very moist circumstances, the moister the environment, the bigger the leaf will be. But this plant can also bear a bit of dryer air.
The monstera Deliciosa is cultivated from seeds therefore ideal for growing as a bush. The leaves of a young plant show incision, later holes appear in the older leaves. This does not happen if the plant is placed in a space that is too dark. Aerial roots which are formed at the older plants can be cut off.