• scientific name means “delicious monster”
  • nickname “Swiss cheese plant”

Monstera Deliciosa

  • bears edible fruit2
    • unripen fruit is toxic - full of oxalic acid, a substance that is used to bleach wood and clean rust off metal
    • ripen fruit has combination of strong tropical flavors like pineapple, coconut, and banana

Lemon Cypress

Grump Tree3

  • a dwarf lemon cypress tree, also called Goldcrests, (Cupressus macrocarpa 'Goldcrest Wilma')
  • put it in a south-facing window where it will get 6-8 hours of direct sunlight per day
  • well drained soil
  • water once a week


  • nickname "Thanksgiving Cactus", "crab cactus", "Christmas Cactus"
  • place in an area that receives 13 hours of complete darkness each night and bright sun each day in mid September for holiday bloom
  • too much direct sunlight can burn its leaves
  • propagation
    1. separate pieces of flatten stem by the join, let dry
    2. push vertically in pot
    3. leave in well lit and warm spot