Monstera Deliciosa Swiss Cheese Plant 50cm-100cm
Monstera Deliciosa Swiss Cheese Plant.
Available in various sizes.
The reason its leaves have all those holes is because it’s used to growing in jungle shade. It’s an epiphyte, which means it grows in crevices in large trees. The gaps in its leaves allow the available light to reach the lowest foliage. The holes in the leaves develop as the plant grows larger. If you order the smallest, youngest plant, it may arrive without the signature notches in all its leaves. They'll appear as it matures.
Light: Prefers bright, indirect light but will tolerate moderate shade. Avoid direct sunlight.
Water: Water when the soil has started to dry out.
Temperature: Monstera deliciosa likes warm conditions from 18-27°C. Anything lower than this will reduce the plant's growth rate. It will tolerate 12°C and above but keep away from cold draughts.
Humidity: Happy with average to high humidity levels. Cannot cope in dry air situations.
Feed: Feed once a month with a balanced fertiliser during the growing period.
Care Tips: Wipe the leaves occasionally to remove accumulated dust.
Height and Growth Rate: Use a moss pole to support the plant (the roots will cling to this for support) or cut back if it gets too big. Slow to moderate growth, but depends upon the conditions.
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous, keep away from pets and children.
Origin: Mexico and Central America.
Plant supplied in nursery pot (please note that decorative pot in not included, plant is in nursery plastic pot)