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Monstera deliciosa

Monstera deliciosa

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Monstera deliciosa: The Swiss Cheese Plant with Splitting Personality

The Monstera deliciosa, known as the Swiss Cheese Plant or Split-Leaf Philodendron, is a stunning and iconic houseplant prized for its large, glossy leaves with dramatic fenestrations (holes). A native of the tropical rainforests of Central and South America, this climbing vine adds a touch of the jungle to any indoor space.

Plant Height: 70cm

Pot Width: 17cm

Monstera deliciosa is a popular choice for several reasons:

  • Dramatic foliage: Its large, heart-shaped leaves develop beautiful splits and perforations as they mature, creating a unique and eye-catching appearance.
  • Air purifying: This plant helps remove common toxins, improving indoor air quality.
  • Easy care: Monstera deliciosa is relatively easy to care for, making it a great choice for beginner plant enthusiasts.
  • Climbing habit: This vine can grow quite large over time. For a dramatic vertical accent, you can train it to climb a moss pole or trellis or let it cascade from a hanging basket.

Here's what you need to know to keep your Monstera deliciosa thriving:

  • Light: Prefers bright, indirect sunlight. Avoid direct sun, which can scorch the leaves. It can tolerate lower light conditions but may produce fewer splits and grow slower.
  • Water: Allow the top inch of soil to dry out between waterings. Overwatering is a common problem, so err on the side of underwatering.
  • Humidity: Appreciates moderate humidity levels. Regular misting, a pebble tray filled with water, or a humidifier can help create a happy environment.
  • Toxicity: Mildly toxic to pets and humans if ingested. Keep out of reach of curious creatures and little ones.

Monstera deliciosa Bonus Tip!

Monstera deliciosa can grow quite large over time. You can prune the plant regularly to maintain a desired size or encourage bushier growth. New growth will emerge from the cut areas, allowing you to control its size and fullness.

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