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:
Mexico and Central America.
You can leave me traling down or support me with a moss pole. My vines can get to lengths of up to 2m!
I prefer bright, indirect light but I will tolerate light shade. Not much direct sunlight, please.
Wait for my soil to dry out before giving me a drink.
I like warm conditions from 18-27°C. Anything lower and I'll grow really slowly.
One a month over the growing season, feed me with a balanced fertiliser.
Wipe my leaves gently to remove accumulated dust so that I can breathe properly.
If I'm getting to wild, you could train me to climb bamboo or a moss pole.
Keep away from pets and children.
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!