Until recently, Adam's Rib was just one of many plants scattered around the backyards. But that has changed and now the plant has gone from anonymity to win the fashion catwalks and the world of decoration and interior design.
The large leaves, intense green and precise cut, which actually resemble a rib - hence the name, are the main reasons for all this success of the plant. And you can insert it into the decoration in different ways. The most common and traditional is to use the Adam's Ribs planted in the vase, but there is still the possibility of using only one or two leaves in a lone glass vase with water.
In addition to the 'in natura' mode, another way of applying the Adam's Rib in interior decoration is by opting for plant prints on wallpapers, curtains, pillowcases, pictures and wherever the imagination allows. And do not be surprised if you bump into black and white or colored prints from the leaves of Adam's Rib. This is because the plant also won versions in very different tones of the original.
All this versatility of Adam's Rib in the decoration allowed the plant to be used in the most different proposals, from the most modern to the most classic.
Want to bet on this trend too? So check out the tips below to learn how to plant and care for the Adam's Rib. Check out:
How to Plant Adam's Rib
The Adam's Rib, which also serves as the scientific name of Monstera Deliciosa, is a plant native to Mexico but has adapted very well to the Tupinikin soil.
Of tropical origin, the Rib of Adam really likes to live in the shade or half shade. So before you even plant the Adam's Rib, make sure you have an appropriate place for it to develop properly.
The planting of Adam's Rib is simple. First, separate a vessel of adequate size for the molt. It is worth mentioning that this type of plant has a rapid and accelerated growth, so be aware that very soon it will be necessary to replant it in a larger vessel.
Prepare the soil with a blend of organic fertilizer and fertilizers. Then line the bottom of the pot with pebbles to ensure drainage of water. Place the soil, place the seedling in the center, and complete with soil until it reaches the edge of the pot. Soon after, do the watering.
The Adam's Rib needs to be watered daily until the molt takes and begins to develop.
How to Care for the Adam's Rib
The Adam's Rib is a plant that does not require much care and is ideal to be grown indoors, since it does not need direct sunlight. On the contrary, the plant should be cultivated in half shade or shade receiving only indirectly the solar rays.
Irrigation of Adam's Ribs should be frequent whenever the land is dry, especially in the summer. In winter, watering can be more spaced. The fertilization should be done preferably in the beginning of spring with liquid fertilizer.
The spring months are also best suited for pruning at Adam's Rib. The recommendation is to cut the stems and branches that are very large.
Another important care to keep the plant always beautiful and healthy is to wipe the leaves with a soft sponge and moistened with water.
Curiosities about Adam's Rib
- Adam's Rib is toxic. For this reason, it is always advisable to handle the plant using gloves. And be extra careful with children and pets near her;
- The Rib of Adam bears a fruit which is said to be very tasty, with taste similar to the fruit of the earl. That's why your scientific name is Monstera Deliciosa. They say that Princess Isabel greatly appreciated the fruit of the Ribeiro de Adam, being one of her favorites;
- Like the leaf, the fruit is also toxic and should only be consumed after the exact maturation period. Before this it can cause lesions on the tongue, throat and stomach;
- Were you curious to taste the fruit of Adam's Rib? For know that it is rare, difficult to find and only the plants born free in nature give the fruit. So if your intention is to plant an Adam's Rib in the vase to reap the fruit, give it up;
- The Adam's Rib can reach up to twelve meters in height when planted outdoors;
- The plant is also classified as a climbing species, since it adheres very well to walls and other vertical surfaces;
And then the Adam's Rib was able to surprise you? Yes, no, more or less? If you have not yet surrendered to the charms of the plant, the selection of photos below will make you totally change your mind. Now if you're already passionate about the Adam's Rib, get ready to fall in love even more:
Picture 1 - For this bathroom, two sheets of Costela de Adam were enough to give that touch of grace and freshness.
Picture 2 - If you can not take the real plant into the house, use it in prints.
Picture 3 - The modern room in black and white bet on a simple sheet of Adam's Rib to bring color and life to the environment.
Picture 4 - A vase of Adam's Rib in the room changes all the energy of the environment.
Picture 5 - In the vase and in the frame: if you like both proposals use them together, without problems.
Picture 6 - Let the moment of the meal more relaxed with a path of table stamped with leaves of Rib of Adam.
Image 7 - Adam's Rib is great when accompanied by other plants, especially those of different texture and size.
Picture 8 - Green Dreams: The plants can be used up at the head of the bed.
Picture 9 - The success of the Adam's Rib is so much that the leaves of the plant have stopped even in the pottery.
Picture 10 - To decorate the kitchen counter an unusual combination: Adam's Rib leaves and white orchids.
Image 11 - Are you thinking about the decoration of a party? Count on the Adam's Rib.
Image 12 - The visual point of this room is the center, either by the exuberance of Adam's Rib, or by the golden tone that stands out.
Picture 13 - Look at the Rib of Adam stamping the wallpaper; soon ahead, the vase of anthuriums tries to gain space.
Picture 14 - And in the vertical garden they also show their strength and beauty.
Picture 15 - Combination of trends: Adam's rib, flamingo and LED sign.
Picture 16 - This environment is an example of which the Rib of Adam fits in any proposal of decoration.
Picture 17 - O table runner can also be made with natural leaves, see!
Image 18 - Ceramic piece with the shape, color and texture of Adam's Rib.
Image 19 - Raw colored cloth hung on the wall received very well the vibrant shade of green from the leaves of Adam's Rib.
Picture 20 - Next to the green wallpaper, Adam's Rib almost goes unnoticed ... almost
Picture 21 - In the porch, the Rib of Adam receives the perfect luminosity for its development.
Picture 22 - Sophisticated bathroom all in wood also surrendered to the green charm of the leaves of Adam's Rib.
Picture 23 - Modern Bathroom and minimalist earned a discreet green tone with the Adam's Rib.
Picture 24 - In this room, the Rib of Adam appears in a beautiful double.
Image 25 - In what format do you prefer to see the Adam's Rib? To the natural or stylized in the frame?
Picture 26 - A brick wall received very well the table with black and white leaves of Adam's Rib.
Image 27 - The green doors of this bathroom cabinet connect directly to the green of the Adam's Costela leaves.
Image 28 - The modern dining room bet on the mix of textures and patterns, among them the green of Adam's Rib.
Picture 29 - A colorful and laid back arrangement of Costa de Adam to decorate parties and other special moments.
Image 30 - In the midst of all other plants, the Adam's Rib reigns supreme.
Picture 31 - That touch of tropicalism that only the Rib of Adam manages to give to the decoration.
Picture 32 - In bed linen too? Also! It is everywhere.
Picture 33 - Black bathroom decorated with leaves of Adam's Rib: a way to smooth the decoration without running away from the proposal.
Image 34 - Even made of felt the Rib of Adam looks beautiful.
Picture 35 - How would you feel bathing surrounded by the presence of Adam's Rib? Comfortable and cozy, to say the least.
Image 36 - If you want to decorate only with Adam's Rib leaves do not forget to put water in the pot.
Image 37 - A different way of uniting the rustic to the chic: a golden sheet of Adam's Rib fixed to a rustic wooden board.
Image 38 - In the absence of real sheets, use even paper.
Image 39 - Adam's Rib Mandala to decorate the wall; original is not it?
Picture 40 - Another model of the jewelery box with the shape of Adam's Rib for inspiration and maybe even try to make it in your house.
Image 41 - White base of the decoration showed the intense green of the leaves of Adam's Rib in the frame.
Image 42 - Leaf willow and Adam's Rib is in the middle!
Picture 43 - If you want to create a vertical garden do not think twice: use Adam's Ribs.
Image 44 - Contrast of greens in this room: that of the wall and that of the Vase of Adam's Rib.
Image 45 - Remember that Adam's Rib grows fast, so if the intention is to keep your growth under control you can regularly do so.
Picture 46 - On this porch, the leaves of Adam's Rib appear discreetly but fulfill their decorative role successfully.
Image 47 - The dark green of the Adam's Centa leaves dialogs with the Moss green tone of the curtains.
Image 48 - A clean but botanical-inspired room on all sides.
Image 49 - The industrial style environment is more visually comfortable with the Vase of Adam's Rib.
Picture 50 - A tablecloth with Adam's Rib sheet, could not miss!
Picture 51 - A place of prominence just for her.
Image 52 - Small vessels of Rib of Adam look great when placed on side tables.
Image 53 - The biggest trend of decoration of recent times: glass vase with leaves of Adam's Rib.
Picture 54 - At the head of the bed, this vase of Adam's Rib can absorb all the light it needs to stay beautiful and healthy.
Picture 55 - How the Adam's Rib is a type of climbing plant use a holder in the pot so it can support itself to grow.
Image 56 - There could be no better place for Adam's Rib to stand out than in front of a white wall.
Image 57 - Do you know that room where everything fits perfectly and nothing gets out of place? Here is how it is and the Adam's Rib is one of the biggest highlights.
Image 58 - The integrated black-and-white environment reveals a large vase of Adam's Rib on the table.
Image 59 - Already here is the combination of two plants in the same pot that stands out.
Image 60 - Among different botanical influences, the Rib of Adam was chosen to compose the decoration of the work bench.
Image 61 - A garden indoors only of foliage, like it?
Image 62 - Planted or just decorative, Adam's Rib is never too much.
Image 63 - Nothing like an original idea to change the day: in this proposal, the Adam's Ribs come directly from the ceiling.
Image 64 - Do you want to use Adam's Rib in the nursery? Just be careful that children do not touch the plant, as it is toxic.
Picture 65 - In this room, the picture of the wall is mistaken for the leaves of truth inside the vase.
Image 66 - This suggestion is for the true lovers of the Adam's Rib.