Did you know the Swiss cheese plant grows edible fruits? Well, now you know.
Swiss cheese plant fruit or Monstera Deliciosa fruit are edible and delicious. If you have had the pleasure of eating this fruit, you definitely concur it’s delightful.
However, there are consequences if you consume Monstera Deliciosa fruit unripe.
So how does one determine whether the fruit is ripened and safe for consumption? Read on to learn everything you need to know about the Monstera deliciosa (Swiss cheese plant), fruit.
Is Monstera Deliciosa (Swiss Cheese Plant), Fruit Toxic to Humans?
Although the Monstera Deliciosa fruit is considered a delicacy, consuming it before it ripens results in a burning thrill.
It's unfortunate the fruit contains calcium oxalate when not ripe.
So how exactly does one know it’s safe to eat Monstera Deliciosa fruit? Normally, a ripe mature fruit breaks open, revealing creamy flesh.
Ripening starts at the base of the fruit and gradually proceeds towards the tip. The fruit is ready for consumption when the inside turns yellow like a banana.
What Does the Fruit Taste Like?
Monstera deliciosa (Swiss cheese plant) is at times referred to as Fruit Salad Plant since its fruit is delicious. Banana, guava, pineapple, and strawberry are flavors used to describe this fruit.
The fruit is rich in vitamin C and potassium.
Can the Plant Fruit Indoors?
Although Monstera Deliciosa are easy to grow indoors, there is little or chance of the plant flowering indoors. The plant thrives well in high humid areas and where there has room to grow, more so in tropical areas.
Plants that grow in a home inside a pot or a vase are likely to never bear fruits.
How Long Does It Take to Harvest a Monstera Deliciosa (Swiss Cheese Plant), Fruit?
Harvesting takes approximately 10 to 12 months after flowering. The period varies depending on the growing conditions.
For a superb harvest, here are the optimal growing conditions for Monstera deliciosa.
- Water: moist soil
- Temperature: 68-86 degrees Fahrenheit
- Humidity: high humidity
- Soil type: well-draining loamy soil
- Fertilizer: organic granular fertilizer
Monstera Can Heal
Apart from enjoying the delicious fruit, there are other two known uses of Monstera. First, the aerials roots are used to care for snake bites. Again Monstera Deliciosa is used to relieve arthritis.
However, before you proceed, please seek permission from your doctor.
A home friendly Monstera can be purchased Here.