February 17, 2016

The Monstera Deliciosa, aka Split Leaf Philodendron, aka Swiss Cheese plant has seen a recent surge in popularity. No other plant has captured my interest, as much as this one.

Several months ago, I spotted a lonely little plant sitting outside a department store in the cold. The temperatures had dropped and it was practically left out there to die. Like any normal person, I quickly rescued it, loaded it into my toasty car, and gave it a warm home where it could hang out with it's other plant friends. I had my doubts if it would survive, but it did! That's how resilient this plant is.

Anyway if you crave a Monstera, but don't have a green thumb or the space (lets be real, this one needs a lot of room)  here are 4 ways you can get on the trend without committing to a real plant, just yet.

1) Get a faux leaf

I bought myself a faux monster leaf from Jo-Ann before I committed to the real plant. I still keep it around because its so beautiful. I have seen good ones at  Michaels, West Elm and there are also tons of other options online. Just google.
 Image via West Elm

2) Get some tropical bedding

If you crave the forest look in the bedroom, awaken your inner Mowgli with this lush tropical bedding.

 Image via Bed, Bath & Beyond

3) Add a small dose with pillows

To add just a small punch, try this pretty little throw pillow. This is one of my personal favorites.

Image via H&M

4) Say it with art

If textile is not your thing, there is always art. I love the watercolor paintings by Florida based artist Jenny Kiker of Living Pattern. Her work is beautiful and you can buy her prints online.

Image via LivingPattern


Do you love the Monstera as much as I do?


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  1. She is beautiful! I love the faux leaf and the art!

    1. Me too! Sooner or later the Monstera wins us all over ;)

  2. Great post Vin! I have a faux monstera, but wish i could grow the real thing.

    1. Thanks Tyn! A few days with Bubby the bully, and I think you will be up for it ;)

    2. growing a monstera is not so difficult just try it !
      I grow them proffesionaly so if you have a question just ask me.

    3. Hello! Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment! :) I do have one monstera, and I love it! I just went to your website, and you have quite the collection.
      I will certainly bookmark your email, for the future.

  3. Love Monstera! I have a few leafs that I place in a vase around the house. They are faux but that doesn't mean they still can't sit in a bit of least for a little bit. :)

    1. Ha ha, that's a great idea - a little time in the water doesn't hurt I guess! I would be lying if I said I didn't consider water proofing a faux leaf's bottom.