Monstera deliciosa (Swiss Cheese Plant)

Monstera deliciosa (Swiss Cheese Plant)

Regular price $18.70
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Monsteras belong to the aroid family of plants that are native to tropical rainforests. They have distinctive holes or fenestrations on their leaves that make them incredibly attractive feature plants. In their natural habitat, Monsteras grow under the canopy of larger trees by climbing on their trunks. The roots of the Monsteras require a lot of aeration, so an ideal potting mix must take this into account. A good option is an orchid potting mix. Monsteras need a support to grow on and thrive- outside you can let them grow onto a tree or fence, but inside you need to give it a totem for support. The leaves grow larger with more fenestrations when given support. Monsteras also do well in hydroponics - you can simply cut a leaf with its node and soon you will see roots emerging and the plant will do very well growing in water. Monsteras are a good buy because they are priced, are easy to take care of, can grow into a substantial size, and are just stunning!

Monstera deliciosa commonly called the Swiss Cheese or Fruit Salad plant is the biggest variety of Monstera that we sell. The deliciosa has massive dark green leaves with holes or fenestrations. You can grow this beauty indoors or outside (in a spot without too much wind and direct sun) to bring a tropical feel to the garden. 

Light requirement: Bright indirect sunlight, Medium indirect sunlight, and Low light tolerant

Water requirement: Medium

Watering frequency: When the top 5 cm of the potting mix is dry to the touch.

Soil: Orchid potting mix

Skill level: Beginner

Growth rate: Intermediate

Suitable for containers: Yes

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Drought tolerance: Medium

Frost tolerance: Low

Wind tolerance: Medium

Disease and pest susceptibility: Fairly resistant if your plant is healthy and not overwatered. Although quite rare, it is good practice to keep an eye out for aphids, mealy bugs, mites, scale, or thrips

Mature height: 4 m

Mature width: 3 m

Suitable for shaping: No

Colour: Green

Variegation: No

Size: Large

Seasonality: Evergreen

Flowering: Yes; but primarily grown for it's foliage

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Fruit: Yes

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