Swiss Cheese Plant - Monstera Deliciosa
|Swiss Cheese Plant, Custard plant, Indian ivy, Fruit salad plant, Mexican breadfruit|
The Monstera deliciosa is one of the more popular houseplant for years and there's little wonder why!
A speedy grower and easy-pleaser, the Swiss Cheese plant is a great introductory plant for novices.
|Monstera are species of evergreen tropical vines/shrubs that are native to Central America.|
|Water & Light|
Monstera likes to dry out a little between watering.
Give a drink whenever the top two inches of soil feel dry.
Normally every 1-2 weeks.
Expect to water more often in brighter light and less often in lower light.
The Swiss Cheese plant will be ok in a semi-shaded spot, but she’ll grow much better somewhere that gets lots of light but not direct sun.
|Average to room temperatures from 18-24°C but can cope with as low as 15°C but I'll grow really slowly at this temperature!|
You can leave me trailing down or support me with a moss pole. My vines can get to lengths of up to 2 meter!
One a month over the growing season, feed me with a balanced fertiliser.
Prune any dead leaves and re-pot me when I'm bursting out of my container.
Wipe my leaves to remove dust.
|Keep me away from children and pets.|
|I'm a good air purifier, so I'll help filter airborne toxins.
If I'm getting to wild, you could train me to climb bamboo or a moss pole.
FAQ's about Monstera problems:
It is an easy-going plant and is generally pest-free.
Treat pests as soon as they appear with weekly sprays of horticultural (neem) oil and regular wipe-downs of the plant.
- Leaves turning brown and crispy at the edges
Thirsty plant, under watered or high salt build up
- Wilting plant, dry compost
Under watered or pot-bound
Yellowing leaves or black stems, wet potting mix