Interior design is based on basic rules, fashion trends, experiments and so-called microtrends. To date, one of the main microtrends is the decoration of rooms with potted plants. Now flowers in the house are grown not only by grandmothers and housewives, now it’s fashionable! Now special favorites can be called succulents, sansevieria and monstera. The last plant deserves special attention, since the monstera has become so fond of designers that the image of its large “ragged” leaves is used very widely today. We have already told you about summertime 2017 trends in interior, so monstera will add to your interior trendy tropic design.
Monstera began to enjoy popularity relatively recently, although in Europe it appeared quite a long time ago – in the XVIII century. And this tropical liana came to us from afar: from the equatorial forests of Guatemala, Mexico, South America. Her name may seem a little alarming, associated with monster, but most likely, it comes from the Latin word “monstrosus”, which translates as “bizarre” or “amazing.” This is a good reason not to believe the legends that are hovering around this plant.
Carved leaves of monstera perfectly fit into any interior design, so if you liked this liana, and you would like to grow it – do not hesitate long. It can be grown independently from seeds, air roots, lateral shoots or cuttings. If you want to admire it today, buy an adult plant. The main thing is that the age of the monstera should not be more than 3-5 years, since then it begins to age, simultaneously losing its lower leaves and its spectacular appearance.
In the monstera’s care, one can say, unpretentious – this is undoubtedly a big plus for any busy person. It likes regular watering, diffused lighting and rare feeding. Transplant this liane no more than 2-3 times per year. Observing these simple requirements, you can grow a monstera, growing up to 3 meters. But, since, it is still a creeping plant, it will need support. In gratitude, you can also get flowers and even edible fruits that look like pineapple.
Important: do not be deceived by the harmless fruits of a creeper! The leaves and other parts of the monstera flow poisonous juice, which can cause serious poisoning and even chemical burns. Therefore, the transplant and the more so the pruning of the vine should be done strictly in gloves! If the house has small children and / or pets, it is better to refuse to grow such a plant in the name of safety of their health.
Leaves of Monstera in the interior
If you are not ready to care about potted monstera, we have a good news for you – its fashionable leaves can be cut and put in vases, as a separate decoration. They will not fade, saving their lives through photosynthesis.
Also, the leaves of this vine can be dried in the manner of the herbarium and enclosed in a frame; use as a stamp, to create original prints or as a decoration for parties.
If for some reason you can not or do not want to grow a live creeper, but you like this trend, you can support it by means of posters, textiles and even wallpaper depicting the leaves of a monstera.
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