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Swiss Cheese Plant

Monstera deliciosa

Regular price £29.09 £0.00

The Swiss Cheese Plant 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 Monstera Deliciosa plant is a great introductory plant for novices.

Loved by all for its big jungly leaves, as a young plant, the leaves are more solid and almost heart-shaped but as it matures, it gains splits along the side, and sometimes internal holes. People can get quite competitive about their Monstera leaf splits - the more gaping the better!

Choose from 3 sizes:

Medium

Growing pot size: 19cm. 

Overall plant height including growing pot: 45-55cm

Large

Growing pot size: 21cm. 

Overall plant height including growing pot: 55-65cm

Extra Large

Growing pot size: 24cm. 

Overall plant height including growing pot: 60-70cm

Key Benefits — Humidifying and Dust Trapping

Most houseplants increase humidity as they transpire as part of their photosynthesis. Large surface area leaves like the Monstera Deliciosa are the best choice if you are looking for something to relieve conditions affected by dry air! 

Large surface foliage plants are also great at trapping impurities and dust keeping them away from your surfaces and your lungs! 

Plant Care Tips: Swiss Cheese Plant 

The Monstera Deliciosa prefers warmer areas with bright indirect sunlight and peat-based moderately moist soil, let the top few inches dry between waterings. 

In the growing season, use a balanced liquid fertiliser and trim aerial roots if they get too unruly for the space. 

The Swiss Cheese Plant  Story

It goes unsaid, but we’d thought we’d mention that the Monstera Deliciosa is referred to as Swiss Cheese because of the holes in the leaves. 

Where is it from?

Native to the rainforests of Central America.

Who is the Swiss Cheese Plant?

Interior designers and fashionistas are super fans of the Swiss Cheese plants. You can find the Monstera Deliciosa in indoor decor and fashion magazines, household items like pillows and tableware and even clothing! 

The plant is also a darling of Instagrammers, search the hashtags #swisscheeseplant and #mosteradeliciosa for hundreds of thousands of posts! 

Also known as

  • Delicious Monster Hurricane plant
  • Mexican Breadfruit plant
  • Fruit Salad plant
  • Fruit Salad tree
  • Windowleaf
  • Split leaf philodendron
  • Tropical split-leaf philodendron

Good For You!

  • Positivity: It’s no secret that at Bloombox Club, we truly believe that being around plants makes us happier! Studies have proved that gardening increases people’s life satisfaction! 
  • Relax: Putting our focus on something more positive like caring for plants can also help reduce symptoms of stress and anxiety!

Is The Swiss Cheese Plant The Right Plant For Me?

One of the most popular easy-to-grow houseplants and a favourite of many interior designers, this plant grows about two meters high with leaves as big as 90 centimetres. You need to have some space for it to expand. 

As long as you give it the correct care, it’s a great plant, even for brown thumbs! 

Pets: Harmful to pets

*Decorative pots sold separately 

Super popular and easy to care for, every plant lover has to have at least one Swiss Cheese Plant! Don’t miss out on yours! 

 

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!

 

*Decorative pot sold separately.