Monstera deliciosa
Monstera deliciosa
Monstera deliciosa
Monstera deliciosa

Monstera deliciosa

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Common name: Swiss Cheese Plant

Native to:  Tropical forests of southern Mexico and now thrives in many other tropic areas around the world.

Description: A 70's cult classic, this flamboyant plant has made a huge resurgence in our homes in recent times. The huge, glossy fenestrated leaves are a fantastically distinctive feature of this iconic plant.  As epiphytes, their aerial roots are on show too - adding another great feature of the plant.  A must-have for any serious plant lover.

*** Plant height on delivery: Approx. 120cm with pot ***

Difficulty: Easy

Light: Its natural habitat is beneath the canopy of large trees - so it prefers indirect, filtered or dappled sunlight.  

Water:  Prefers its soil to be on the dry side so take care not to over-water. Aroids such as these are forgiving if underwatered, whereas root rot is a difficult recovery.

Temperature: These plants enjoy typical indoor temperatures (18-24°C / 64-75 F) 

Humidity: These plants live in humid tropical forests so prefer relatively high humidity (60%+) to thrive at their best.  It can however adapt to lower levels although misting their leaves every few days will keep it happy.

Fertiliser: Once the plant has acclimatised to its position, a weak solution of general houseplant fertiliser can be applied monthly throughout summer.  

Potting mix: For aroids like these we use a typical aroid potting mix for them (loose, rich, airy and extremely well draining). 

Notes:  The plant is sometimes confused with the Split-leaf Philodendron (Thaumatophyllum bipinnatifidum) as they have similar fenestrated leaves and growth habits.  

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