Swiss Cheese Plant (Monstera deliciosa)
The unique and popular Monstera Deliciosa looks great and is probably one of the easiest houseplants you will ever care for. Some even say they thrive on neglect. So, if your a rubbish plant parent these guys are for you!
Native to the tropical rainforests of southern Mexico down to Panama their big glossy-green, swiss cheese like leaves can turn any room into a jungle.
The characteristic holes in the leaves are believed to be an adaptation to allow light to reach the lower leaves. In the wild, the Monstera Deliciosa would normally be growing up the side of a tree.
Wait until the top 2-3cm centimetres of soil in the pot has dried out before watering heavily. Water less in in the cooler months to replicate the tropical dry season. These guys are pretty tolerant if you miss a watering or two but you will see noticeable increases in growth during the summer months if you remember to water regularly.
Bright indirect light and a humid position is what these guys love. They are pretty tolerant of cooler temperatures but if you get frosts in your area make sure they stay inside over winter.
They will arrive to your door at about 40cm tall but this is a fast growing plant that will continue to produce larger and larger leaves as they mature. They will need repotting approximately every two years.
Greeting your Monstera Deliciosa
These plants are shipped in a Medium 1.5L nursery pot that is wrapped in a calico bag to keep the soil in during transport. They will fit any of our ceramic pots from our Medium Pot Range.