Swiss Cheese Plant- Monstera Deliciosa
Big, bold and beautiful are some of the common descriptions for the Monstera deliciosa plant. Native to rainforests in Central America, the Monstera deliciosa displays large glossy heart-shaped leaves with characteristic splits throughout the foliage. You'll also spot intricate aerial roots growing out of the soil which help the plant support the stems of the leaves. Generally seen in glossy interior magazines and stunning landscape projects as the ‘wow’ feature plant to any home, these easy-to-grow climbing evergreen plants are a must-have in your space.
Indirect sunlight, shaded area.
Regular watering once a week during growing season.
Suitable for all climatic zones. Mist to increase humidity.
Rich, good quality and well-draining, potting mix.
Wiping dust or debris off leaves with a damp sponge or paper towel will keep the plant clean and avoidant of pests. However, common pests that can invade the plant include mealybugs, aphids, thrips, scale, and spider mites. If any are found on the foliage, spray the plant with a direct water stream. Leaves can also be washed with insecticidal soap.
Overwatering. First sign of root rot.
Under-watering, increase watering routine.
Monstera Deliciosa plants are considered mildly toxic plants to both pets and humans.