Monstera is a creeping vine native to Mexico and is a member of the Arum family. It is also commonly known as Swiss Cheese Plant, Ceriman, Fruit Salad Plant, Monster Fruit, Mexican Bread Fruit and Windowleaf.
Monstera has ariel roots and these have been used to make ropes in Peru and for baskets in Mexico.
Monstera leaves are large and glossy, making them a firm favourite for use in large wedding flower arrangements. Smaller leaves have but a few holes. The larger the monstera leaf grows, it developes holes and lobes to the outer edge.
In the wholesale flower markets monstera leaves are available as a cut foliage. They are available in three sizes: Small 40cm, Medium 50cm and Large 60cm. The measurement is taken from the bottom of the stem to the top of the leaf. Monstera are sold in bunches of 10 or 20 stems.
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To get the best from your wholesale cut monstera please read the care instructions below carefully:
- Cut the stems at a 45 degree angle with a sharp knife.
- Fill sterilised buckets with luke warm water and add flower food.
- Place the monstera in the buckets.
- Leave over night to condition before using.
Never leave cut foliage in direct sun light, near a radiator, in a draft or near fruit. (The gas used to ripen fruit may harm most foliages). Keep the monstera in a cool place and always keep out of the way of children.