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Swiss Cheese Plant

English name:

Swiss Cheese Plant

Latin name:

Monstera deliciosa

About me:

The Monstera deliciosa has been at the forefront of the houseplant craze for years now, and there's little wonder why! A speedy grower and easy-pleaser, the Swiss Cheese plant is a great introductory plant for novices.

Useful to know:

Origin

Mexico and Central America.

Height/Growth

You can leave me traling down or support me with a moss pole. My vines can get to lengths of up to 2m!

Light

I prefer bright, indirect light but I will tolerate light shade. Not much direct sunlight, please.

Water

Wait for my soil to dry out before giving me a drink.

Temperature

I like warm conditions from 18-27°C. Anything lower and I'll grow really slowly.

Feeding

One a month over the growing season, feed me with a balanced fertiliser.

Grooming

Wipe my leaves gently to remove accumulated dust so that I can breathe properly.

Care

If I'm getting to wild, you could train me to climb bamboo or a moss pole.

Toxicity

Keep away from pets and children.

Fact

I am often mislabelled as the Monstera Obliqua, which is a very rare cousin of mine only seen in the wild a mere 17 times!

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