While looking for information about caring for monstera deliciosa, I've sometimes read that they prefer shade. It seems this is the case for other plants as well, but I find it puzzling and I haven't found any explanation for it. Why would a plant prefer to receive less light? (NB: I'm not talking about how monstera deliciosa finds a tree when young by growing away from light, but rather in general for adult plants.)
My theory is that the culprit is actually heat, but then why just not say so? Has anyone tried to grow a shade-loving plant under intense light?
I want my monstera to grow well, is a shady spot really better than under a general-purpose LED light?