martes, 25 de enero de 2011

Swiss Cheese plant - Monstera Deliciosa


Still no fruit, however I have palnted another half dozen underneath the limes lemons and limonquats - along with strawberries.

The monstera was one of my first plants as a child, that along with coleus and geraniums. I soon graduated to tomatoe seedlings, named chrysant and dhalia cuttings. Well I could sell these via some shops that my mother and grandmother owned.

How time passes - when I have planted monsteras for their fruit.

There has been a chaotic route to arrive at this idylic spot in life.

The fruit takes some 9 months to rippen, and as of yet I have not even seen glimpse of a flower. They say the fruit taste like Jackfruit, which is all well if you know jack,thankfully the internet is a place of resources and it also tastes like pineapple.

I did latin at school and deliciosa sounds pretty scrumptious, i'll be patient and wait. And i'll probably plant some more. I like the leaves for flower arrangements and the will give more shade for the strawberries.


1 comentario:

  1. I would like to add to your comment about palms.

    They are easy to plant, dig a hole like one for a light post, that will do. It is one of the reasons for the epidemic here and there.

    The profit margin is high, very high depending on the species. However, I detest palms for the abuse, the excessive organic waste: seeds and dried fronds on one hand.

    On the other they could cause accidents in urban contexts...The issue of picudos should be be a concern.

    When you plaster the environment with just one species, and a pest like that arrives...that is you are left with nothing. ...just like Dutch Elm Disease, and all the pests that have appeared later, everywhere.

    In New York, for example, some Japanese beetle caused havoc with Maples. That is that.

    Thanks for the visit.