Banana leaves have long been a design staple — most notably gracing the walls of the iconic Beverly Hills hotel — but there is a newcomer sprouting up on Pinterest boards, runways, and at decor stores this spring: Monstera leaves.
Monstera deliciosa is an evergreen tropical vine native to southern Mexico and Panama. Its nicknames include, Swiss Cheese Plant, Split Leaf Philodendron, and Hurricane Plant. It's unclear why it’s called the hurricane plant, but what is clear is that these leaves look fabulous in every part of the home — from the wallpaper in the bathroom to the centerpieces on the dinner table.
Shop the pieces below to get in on the trend and imbue some tropical flair into your life and your home.
Giving you glamour, giving you tropics — what's not to love?
The best way to get your photosynthesis on this summer is with a green leaf beach towel.
If you can't keep a plant alive, may we recommend a beautiful photo of a plant?
$105.99, All Modern
We love these leaves as simple centerpieces during a dinner party.
Leaves that are as big as a tray tend to make great trays.
You can't go wrong with a monstera leaf wallpaper — especially a removable option that's perfect for renters.
An indoor/outdoor pillow for wherever you need a touch of greenery.
$39.99, All Modern
Carry the trend around with you by adorning yourself with this chic brooch.
$175, Oscar de la Renta
Perfect for turning your shower into a tropical rainforest.
$106.99, Elena Oneill
You can never have too many pretty tea towels.
$42.99 for 2, Houzz
Maybe you don't have a green thumb, but you can buy yourself a Midas touch.
$2,800 per item, 1stdibs
Hopefully your guests will be more likely to use a coaster when they are as fun as these.
$2.95, Pier 1
Swap out the picture of the zebra for one of your own. Or. not — zebras are great, too.
$12.99, World Market
A rug that's easy to clean and livens up your home.
$225, Lorena Canals
Put this rug on your patio, add in some tiki lights, and you have your summer plans squared away.
$20 – $379, Couristan
It's always time for a daiquiri when you have a fun, tropical clock.
$31.99, East Urban Home
We love cute illustrations for the home, especially these coasters.
$26.99, East Urban Home
Good things come in threes.
$409 for three, McGaw Graphics
The perfect tray for serving drinks this spring and summer.
We aren't big on letter writing, but these Monstera leaf sets are making the idea grow on us.