Swiss Cheese Plant | Monstera Deliciosa
The Monstera deliciosa is known by many different names such as Swiss Cheese Plant, Split Leaf Philodendron (althought it is not a philodendron), windowleaf and ceriman. As the plant ages, the leaves begin to develop holes which is due to a process known as fenestration. To learn more about the fenestration process, view this video on Fenestration 101 - The Science Behind the Holey Monstera Leaves.
Native to the tropical forests of Central American, the Monstera deliciosa is commonly grown here in the United States (mostly temperate climate) as an indoor plant or houseplant. While it fruits in its wild native habitat, flowering rarely occurs when grown indoors.
Typical indoor growth is generally around 3 feet tall with about a 2 to 3 foot spread.
Keep indoor tempeature in the 65 to 75 degree F range. Place in bright indirect light. Use peat based potting soil that is well drained.
If plant is fertilized with a balanced fertilizer 3 to 4 times a year, the plant can grow up to 10 feet tall or even taller.
Be sure to choose a deep pot for initial planting. Shipped in grower pot. Pot in image not included.
Please Note: **Toxic to cats and dogs**
For more information and tips on growing the Monstera Deliciosa, read How to Grow and Care for Monstera Deliciosa on The Spruce website.
View this video for Easy Care Tips for Monstera deliciosa.
Monstera Deliciosa is a houseplant growing in a 6 inch nursery pot. Pot in image not included.
Available year round (as available).
Cannot ship to Delaware or Florida addresses.
- Category: Houseplants
- Plant Type: Evergreen
- Light Requirement: Full Sun, Partial
- Mature Height: 3 - 4ft
- Growth Rate: Medium-growing
- Planting Zone: 11
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