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 ***
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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