Common name: Swiss Cheese Plant
Scientific name: Monstera Deliciosa
Where to Find: Rainforests
Monstera is naturally found in Central America, but has been introduced to Hawaiʻi for ornamental purposes. It is widely cultivated as a houseplant due to its beautiful and unique split leaf structure. The fruit from this plant is edible and tastes like a mix between pineapple, coconut, and banana. This species thrives in warm and rainy ecosystems, and can often be spotted along the road to Hāna.