Swiss Cheese Plant - Monstera deliciosa

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Like the cheese that gives this plant its common name, the Monstera deliciosa is full of holes- but don't worry, they're supposed to be there! A popular houseplant for many years, the Swiss Cheese plant is a staple for many, and its distinctive, split leaves are a must-have for any plant lover. Its large, bushy foliage will fill that gap in your interior decor, and since it usually lives on the forest floor it doesn't need to always be in the window, but will thrive in a shadier spot too!

Scientific Name
Monstera deliciosa (tasty monster)

Sometimes known by the synonym Philodendron pertusum, though this name is no longer accepted as a scientific name for this plant.

Common Name
Swiss Cheese Plant, Monstera, Split-leaf Philodendron

Native to tropical forests in southern Mexico

Can tolerate a great variety of indirect light levels; if on the brighter end, keep an eye out for dehydrating or drying out plants; if on the darker, beware of over-watering.

Allow the top third of the soil to dry out in between watering; reduce this further in autumn and winter, and note that your plant will need more frequent watering the brighter the location.

Average humidity is fine, but your plant will benefit from an occasional misting or humidity tray.

Use a coarse, well-draining soil and repot every year as it outgrows each pot.

Feed every four waters in the growing season, reduce to every six in autumn and winter.

Ideal temperature is 18-30°C; make sure it does not get colder than 12°C in winter.

No, this plant is toxic to pets and small humans.

Sprouts Top Tips
Monstera are constantly looking for something to climb; to prevent them spreading across your floor try adding a moss pole or other support for it to climb on.



    Customer Reviews

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    Emma Dunning
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    I ordered this beautiful plant for my brother as a housewarming gift , it was delivered to Manchester absolutely perfectly , speedy delivery and not a leaf out of place . Thank you Sprouts 🙏🏻

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