One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A large monstera with perforated leaves (supposedly resembling the holes in a Swiss cheese), popularly grown as a houseplant while young, and with creamy arum-like spathes followed by pineapple-flavoured fruit when mature.
Monstera deliciosa, family Araceae
- ‘I got a tiny offshoot of what might be a swiss cheese plant.’
- ‘Popular plants such as weeping figs and the Swiss cheese plant are ideal.’
- ‘I bought a swiss cheese plant from a local nursery about a year ago.’
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