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, the leaves are more solid and almost heart-shaped as a young plant, 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!
Growing pot size: 19cm. Overall plant height: 45-55cm*
Pets: Harmful to pets
*Including growing pot
Swiss Cheese Plant | Key Benefits
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 surfaces and your lungs!
Swiss Cheese Plant | Care Tips
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 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?
The Swiss Cheese Plant (or Monstera deliciosa) is native to the rainforests of Central America.
Who Is The Swiss Cheese Plant For?
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
- 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 proper care, it's a great plant, even for brown thumbs!
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!