Swiss Cheese Plant – Monstera Deliciosa

The Cheese Plant is characterized by its large, heart-shaped leaves that feature unique splits and perforations. These splits give the leaves a distinctive “Swiss cheese” or “fenestrated” appearance, from which the plant derives its common name. As the plant matures, it produces long, trailing aerial roots that can anchor the plant to trees or climb nearby structures. In its natural habitat, the Cheese Plant can grow to impressive heights, but as a houseplant, it can be kept to a manageable size through pruning and maintenance.

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Pot Size

12cm, 14cm, 24cm, 27cm

Approx Height (incl pot)

130cm, 40cm, 45cm, 90cm, 95cm

Common Name

Swiss Cheese Plant

Latin Name

Monstera Deliciosa

Watering

Allow the top inch of the soil to dry out between waterings. Water thoroughly, ensuring that excess water can drain freely from the pot to prevent waterlogging and root rot. Reduce watering frequency in the winter when growth slows down.

Feeding

Feed the plant with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer diluted to half strength every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Reduce fertilization in the fall and winter when growth slows down.

Humidity

Cheese Plants appreciate moderate to high humidity levels. Increase humidity by misting the leaves regularly, placing a humidifier nearby, or setting the pot on a tray filled with pebbles and water. Avoid placing the plant near heating or cooling sources that can dry out the air.

Light Requirements

Provide bright, indirect light for optimal growth. Cheese Plants thrive in moderate to bright, indirect sunlight.

Temperature

Maintain a warm environment with temperatures between 65-85°F 18-29°C. Cheese Plants prefer stable temperatures and are sensitive to cold drafts and temperature fluctuations. Protect them from drafts near windows or doors during the winter months.

Toxic to Cats/Dogs/Children

This plant is toxic if consumed

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