The old town of Menton on the French Riviera is a maze of narrow cobbled streets which are a joy to explore. Sometimes you turn a corner and find yourself walking down or up a broad stone staircase like the one in the above image. Menton is the last town before the Italian border and as a result the climate is perfect and an Italian flavour is very evident in the buildings and the food.
The Swiss cheese plant (Monstera) is a tropical ornamental that has aerial roots growing downwards from the stem. These root easily once reach the ground, giving this plant a vine-like tendency. The Swiss cheese plant gets its name from its large, heart-shaped leaves, which as it ages, becomes covered with holes that resemble Swiss cheese.
The Swiss cheese vine plant prefers full sun but will adapt to partial shade. It also enjoys a moist, well-drained soil. This plant grows best in warm conditions and requires high humidity.
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