Delicate Monster?

Monstera Delicosa

I’ve just been trimming this plant’s toenails (taking off some of the dried up roots). He’s older than twenty now and so he’s a bit of a monster. Out of interest I just looked up ‘cheese plant’ on the internet and this is what I found:

“Monstera deliciosa, the Swiss cheese plant, is a species of flowering plant native to tropical forests of southern Mexico, south to Panama.”

Never knew that was his real name. Thought that he was from Switzerland. Or maybe Africa. Certainly not South America! He’s such a long way from home here in York.

I sometimes feel sad that he might be homesick, even though he looks happy enough in that corner. I muse that it’d be nice to take him back home. I wouldn’t mind a trip to the tropical forests of southern Mexico. Might be tricky getting him through customs though. Not to mention the fact that I don’t have a suitcase big enough for him to fit!

Ah well, he’ll just have to stay there then. Until we invent teleportation or something like that.

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        • I’ve just checked the pot and actually there are three plants in there now. The others must be daughters that budded or sprouted somehow. So, yes – he is happy with his little family there. Plus, there are other plants in that corner too: a fern, some money plants, a lilly, a spider plant, a couple of plants that I don’t know the name of and another plant that I don’t know the name for either. So they’re having a nice party in the corner – chatting together and having fun. Sorry, I should have said.


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