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Monstera 'Swiss Cheese'

Monstera 'Swiss Cheese'

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The Monstera 'Swiss Cheese' is a distinctive and visually alluring houseplant, celebrated for its unique, perforated leaves. The large, glossy leaves are adorned with natural holes and cuts. This plant demonstrates an upright and expansive growth habit, with leaves emerging from the central stem. At full maturity, the 'Swiss Cheese' Monstera can reach an impressive height of approximately 2-3 feet.

Botanical & Common Names

Botanical: Monstera deliciosa

Common: Swiss Cheese Monstera, Holes Plant, Split Leaf Monstera Plant

Necessary Care Tips

  • Light: Bright Indirect
  • Ideal Temperature: 65-80°F
  • Humidity: Medium
  • Water: When the top 2 inches of soil are dry
  • Fertilize: Once a month during the growing season with a balanced fertilizer diluted to half strength
  • Preferred Soil: Well-Draining Potting Mix

Advanced Care Tips

  • Monsteras prefer bright, indirect light but can tolerate lower light conditions.
  • The development of fenestrations (the characteristic holes or slits) in Monstera deliciosa leaves depends on several factors, including the plant's age, growing conditions, and overall health.
  • In their natural habitat, these plants are climbers, using their aerial roots to climb. Providing a moss pole or other support can encourage more natural growth and fenestration.

Plant Insights

  • Member of the Araceae family, also known as the arum family, which is a large family of flowering plants that includes over 3,700 species.
  • Monstera plants are native to the tropical rainforests of Central and South America.
  • After the plant flowers, it can take as long as 12 to 24 months for the fruit to fully mature and ripen. Once the fruit is mature, it may take an additional 2-3 weeks to ripen to the point where it is safe and pleasant to eat.
  • The ripening process is unique: the fruit is covered in hexagonal scales, and as it ripens, these scales start to lift and fall off from the bottom upwards. The fruit is only safe to eat when the scales have naturally fallen off, revealing the creamy flesh underneath.
  • Some studies suggest that plants like Monstera can also absorb volatile organic compounds (VOCs) like formaldehyde, benzene, and trichloroethylene, although the effectiveness of this is still a subject of research.
  • Unsafe / Toxic
  • Medium Maintenance
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Chantel Gray
Excellent Experience Receiving Sixteen Perfect Plants In Record Breaking Heat!

I received 16 perfect plants, including 1 Monstera Deliciosa Swiss Cheese, that were delivered in a record breaking 119° heat in PHX, AZ! All 16 plants, including 1 Monstera Deliciosa Swiss Cheese, were in absolutely astonishing condition. They have made such a great living wall in my plant room! I couldn’t be happier. Plants were also pest free and healthy! 10/10 recommend Mental Houseplants!

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Samantha
Overall, Shopping With Mental Houseplants Has Been a Wonderful Experience!

There was such a large selection it was actually kinda hard for me to decide because there were so many plants that I had been wanting. I ended up going with the Zamioculcas ZZ, Monstera Swiss Cheese, Peperomia Marble, and the Calathea Makoyana. After ordering my plants it was not long at all for them to be processed and shipped. The way they were shipped was quite good, they were wrapped in plastic to keep the soil from escaping the pots and to keep it moist. The plants all looked super good too. I will say, I did have to repot most of them right away because they were slightly rootbound but I was going to do that anyway so it was fine. All and all I love my plants and am very happy with them.