The panorama on the sunrise side: an awesome view of Malarayat

The quiet panorama on the sunrise side of the farm: an awesome view of Mount Malaráyat and the river below the gap.

02 February 2012


A vine I have been taking care of for some time now is the Swiss Cheese Plant (Monstera obliqua). From cuttings I asked from a friend's neighbor, it has taken root and finally crawled up a post after around two years of patient waiting. Rooting it was not that hard (but it did take long); it was the climbing up that seemed like forever.

It grew in length but it wouldn't cling. We tied the length of the vine on the post but it looked like it just had a plan of its own. Training vines on posts and tree trunks turns out to be not as simple as I thought it to be. 

Anyway, it eventually started to have branches at the base which started to cling on its own. It was just a matter of time.

Now, I also finally managed to source a reasonably-priced rooted cutting of the other Monstera vine, M. deliciosa. I'll feature it climbing up a tree maybe around late 2014...


  1. Do you know that Monstera deliciosa has very delicious fruits, where it got its name, however i haven't seen or heard it fruit here in the country. Even the very old and lush plant i've been seeing for decades hasn't flowered.

  2. Wow, interesting! Thanks Andrea, let me look that up. I actually wondered why it's called deliciosa.

  3. Nice plant, can you mail me a cutting of the swiss cheese plant? Perhaps we can trade? Great post!