Monstera is a genus of flowering plants in the Araceae family, native to tropical regions of Central and South America. The most well-known species is Monstera deliciosa, also known as the Swiss cheese plant or split-leaf philodendron, which is popular as a houseplant.

Monstera plants are characterized by their large, heart-shaped leaves with deep cuts or perforations, giving them a unique and attractive appearance. The leaves can grow up to 90 cm in length and are typically dark green in color with distinctive white or light green variegation patterns.

Monstera plants are climbers, using aerial roots to cling onto other plants or structures, and can grow up to several meters in height under ideal conditions. They are relatively easy to care for and can tolerate a range of light and moisture conditions, making them a popular choice for indoor and outdoor gardening.