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Monstera deliciosa
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Monstera deliciosa


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Flower Petal # 1
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Type Categories Useful Parts

Vine



Araceae Family

Monstera Genus
Other Names for this Plant

Ceriman, Swiss cheese plant, Cheese plant, Fruit salad plant, Monster fruit, Monsterio delicio, Monstereo, Mexican breadfruit, Locust and wild honey, Windowleaf, Balazo, Penglai banana


Location

Franco da Rocha, SP, Brazil


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General Information

edible fruit.

a fruity taste similar to jackfruit and pineapple.

The unripe green fruits can irritate the throat and the latex of the leaves and vines can create rashes in the skin, because both contain potassium oxalate: that is the reason why the fruits have to be consumed when the scales lift up.

The fruit may be ripened by cutting it when the first scales begin to lift up and it begins to exude a pungent odor. It is wrapped in a paper bag and set aside until the scales begin popping off. The scales are then brushed off or fall away to reveal the edible flesh underneath. The flesh, which is similar to pineapple in texture, can be cut away from the core and eaten.
In Mexico, a leaf or root infusion is drunk daily to relieve arthritis.

In Martinique the root is used to make a remedy for snakebite

In ideal conditions it flowers about three years after it is planted.



Monstera deliciosa Leaves




Monstera deliciosa Immature Fruit




Monstera deliciosa Ripe Fruit


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