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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.

  • Unsafe / Toxic
  • Medium Maintenance

Names

  • Botanical: Monstera deliciosa
  • Common: Swiss Cheese Monstera, Holes Plant, Split Leaf Monstera Plant

Care

  • 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

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.

Facts

  • 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.

Size

45 in stock

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