Common names: Monstera, Split-leaf Philodendron, Hurricane Plant, Mexican Breadfruit
Philodendrons make a wonderful houseplant for beginner plant caretakers! They are easy going, resilient, and come in a variety of colors and shapes. Native to Central and South America and the Caribbean, this family ranges from plants with trailing leaves to those that grow in denser bushes of leaves. Monstera deliciosa is a very popular houseplant, and for good reason! It will grow in most indoor lighting conditions (though it will grow faster in higher, indirect light) and the leaves split in unique and interesting ways, making an eye-catching statement in your space.