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Monstera Swiss Cheese Plant

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Small, 1 to 3 ft or 6 inch pot
Medium, 3 to 4 ft or 8 to 10 inch pot
Large, 4 to 5 ft or 8 to 10 inch pot
XL, 5 to 6 ft or 10 to 12 inch pot
XXL, 6 to 7 ft or 10 to 14 inch pot

Please Note: Sizing can differ between plant varieties. Please chat with us if you need clarification.

*Measured from the bottom of the pot.

$78.00
 
Medium lightOnce a weekSuper easyNot pet friendly
 
  • Statement Leaves: The Swiss Cheese Plant's distinctive leaves with natural fenestrations make it a conversation starter and a must-have for plant lovers seeking an eye-catching addition to their indoor jungle.
  • Versatile Styling: Its striking appearance fits seamlessly into various decor styles, from bohemian to modern, adding a touch of green luxury to any setting.
  • Growth and Adaptability: The Monstera Swiss Cheese Plant is not only visually appealing but also adaptable to various indoor conditions and shows impressive growth, giving a rewarding experience to plant enthusiasts.
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Monstera Swiss Cheese Plant
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The Swiss Cheese Plant, scientifically known as Monstera Deliciosa, is a striking and sought-after houseplant. Its lush, vine-like stems and large leaves create an exotic and intriguing look, adding a touch of tropical allure to any indoor space. Apart from its striking appearance, the Swiss Cheese Plant offers practical benefits as well, actively purifying the air in your home, promoting a cleaner and healthier environment. It adapts well to different room sizes when grown in a container.

Growth rate: This plant is slow growing to approximately 3 to 6 feet in height and spans 2 to 5 feet in width.

Water your Swiss Cheese Plant thoroughly when the top inch of the soil feels dry. Ensure proper drainage.

Place your Swiss Cheese Plant in a spot with bright, indirect light.

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We have perfected packaging and shipping plants & trees! That is why we DO NOT use any third-party fulfillment like most other online retailers. Your trees go straight from our farm to your door, safely packaged by our team of seasoned professionals. Our process ensures your plants leave our facility and arrive to your door in the best condition possible!

Frequently Asked Questions

Monstera deliciosa, commonly known as the Swiss cheese plant or split-leaf philodendron, can grow quite large under optimal conditions. Here are the typical dimensions for Monstera deliciosa:

Height:
Indoors: When grown indoors as a houseplant, Monstera deliciosa can reach a height of 6 to 10 feet.
Outdoors: In its natural tropical habitat or in outdoor gardens in suitable climates, it can grow much taller, often reaching 10 to 15 feet or more.

Width:
The plant can spread out significantly, with leaves that can grow 2 to 3 feet wide. The overall spread of the plant can be several feet, especially if it is allowed to climb or spread naturally.

Leaves:
Monstera deliciosa is known for its large, glossy, heart-shaped leaves with characteristic splits and holes. Individual leaves can grow to be 1 to 3 feet long and wide, depending on the plant’s age and growing conditions.

Growth Habit:
Monstera deliciosa is a climbing plant and benefits from support structures like moss poles or trellises. When provided with support, it can climb and spread, showcasing its impressive foliage.

Given the right conditions—ample indirect light, regular watering, and a warm, humid environment—Monstera deliciosa can become a striking and sizable feature in any indoor or outdoor space.

The growth rate of the Monstera Swiss Cheese Plant can vary depending on the growing conditions, but generally, it is considered a fast-growing plant. Here are some specifics:

Growth Rate:
Annual Growth: Under optimal conditions, Monstera deliciosa can grow about 1 to 2 feet per year.
Leaf Development: New leaves can emerge every few weeks during the active growing season (spring and summer).

Factors Influencing Growth:
Light: Bright, indirect light promotes faster growth. Insufficient light can slow down growth significantly.
Watering: Consistent moisture is essential. Overwatering or underwatering can both impede growth. Water when the top inch of soil feels dry.
Humidity: High humidity levels support healthy growth. Monstera plants thrive in environments with humidity levels of 60% or higher.
Temperature: Optimal growth occurs in temperatures between 65-85°F (18-29°C). Avoid exposing the plant to temperatures below 50°F (10°C).
Soil: Well-draining soil that retains some moisture is ideal. A mix of peat, perlite, and orchid bark can provide the necessary conditions.
Fertilization: Regular feeding with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer during the growing season (spring and summer) can boost growth. Fertilize monthly, following the package instructions.
Support: Providing a moss pole, trellis, or other support can encourage vertical growth and the development of larger leaves with more fenestrations.

Seasonal Considerations:
Spring and Summer: This is the active growing season for Monstera. With proper care, you can expect the plant to produce new leaves regularly and grow rapidly.
Fall and Winter: Growth typically slows down during the colder months. Reduce watering and fertilization during this period to prevent stress on the plant.

By providing the right care and conditions, you can maximize the growth rate of your Monstera Swiss Cheese Plant and enjoy its lush, tropical foliage.

The best place to put your Monstera is in an environment that meets its specific growing needs. Here are some ideal conditions and placements for both indoor and outdoor settings:

Indoor Placement:

Light:
Bright, Indirect Light: Place your Monstera near a window where it can receive bright, indirect light. An east or west-facing window is ideal. Avoid direct sunlight, as it can scorch the leaves.
Artificial Light: If natural light is insufficient, you can supplement with grow lights. Position the lights about 12-18 inches above the plant and use a timer to provide 12-14 hours of light daily.

Temperature:
Warm Environment: Monstera thrives in temperatures between 65-85°F (18-29°C). Keep it away from drafts, air conditioning vents, and heaters, as sudden temperature changes can stress the plant.

Humidity:
High Humidity: Monstera prefers a humid environment. Place it in a room with higher humidity, such as a bathroom or kitchen. Alternatively, use a humidifier, mist the leaves regularly, or place a tray of water nearby to increase humidity.

Space:
Room to Grow: Ensure there is enough space for the plant to spread out and climb. Providing a moss pole, trellis, or other support can help it grow vertically and develop larger leaves with more fenestrations.
Outdoor Placement (During Warm Months):

Light:
Filtered Sunlight: Place your Monstera in a spot with filtered sunlight or partial shade. Under a tree canopy, on a shaded patio, or in a location with morning sun and afternoon shade are good options.

Temperature:
Warm Climate: Ensure the outdoor temperatures are consistently between 65-85°F (18-29°C). Bring the plant indoors before temperatures drop below 50°F (10°C).

Humidity and Protection:
High Humidity: Outdoor conditions in tropical or subtropical climates often provide adequate humidity. In drier climates, you may need to mist the plant regularly.
Wind Protection: Place the plant in a location sheltered from strong winds to protect its large leaves.

General Tips:
Rotate the Plant: To ensure even growth, rotate your Monstera every few weeks so all sides receive light.
Inspect Regularly: Check for pests and address any issues promptly. Clean the leaves occasionally to remove dust and allow the plant to photosynthesize more efficiently.

By providing the right light, temperature, humidity, and space, you can ensure your Monstera thrives and adds its lush, tropical beauty to your indoor or outdoor space.

To help your Monstera Swiss Cheese Plant thrive, follow these essential care guidelines:

Light
Place your Monstera in bright, indirect light. Avoid direct sunlight, which can scorch the leaves. An east or west-facing window is ideal.

Watering
Water your Monstera when the top inch of soil feels dry. Water thoroughly, allowing excess water to drain out. Ensure the pot has drainage holes to prevent waterlogging.

Humidity
Increase humidity around the plant by misting the leaves regularly, using a humidifier, or placing a tray of water nearby. Monsteras thrive in high humidity environments.

Temperature
Keep your Monstera in a warm environment with temperatures between 65-85°F (18-29°C). Avoid cold drafts and sudden temperature changes.

Soil
Use a well-draining potting mix. A mix of peat, perlite, and orchid bark works well. Ensure the soil retains some moisture but does not stay soggy.

Fertilization
Fertilize your Monstera every month during the growing season (spring and summer) with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer. Follow the instructions on the fertilizer package for proper dosage.

Support
Provide a moss pole, trellis, or other support for your Monstera to climb. This encourages larger leaves with more fenestrations and mimics the plant’s natural growth habit.

Pruning and Cleaning
Prune your Monstera to remove dead or yellowing leaves and to control its size and shape. Wipe the leaves with a damp cloth to remove dust and allow the plant to photosynthesize more efficiently.

Repotting
Repot your Monstera every 1-2 years or when it becomes root-bound. Choose a pot that is 1-2 inches larger in diameter than the current one.

Pest Control
Regularly check your Monstera for common pests such as spider mites, mealybugs, and scale. Treat infestations promptly with insecticidal soap or neem oil.

By following these care guidelines, you can ensure your Monstera thrives and grows into a beautiful, healthy plant.

Yes, you can put your Monstera outside, but there are several important considerations to ensure it thrives in an outdoor environment:

Ideal Conditions:
Temperature: Monstera is a tropical plant and prefers temperatures between 65-85°F (18-29°C). It can tolerate short periods of cooler temperatures but should be protected from frost. Avoid exposing it to temperatures below 50°F (10°C).
Light: Outdoors, Monstera needs bright, indirect light. Direct sunlight can scorch its leaves, so place it in a spot with filtered sunlight or partial shade. Under a tree canopy, on a shaded patio, or in a location with morning sun and afternoon shade are good options.
Humidity: Monstera prefers high humidity. If you live in a dry climate, you may need to mist the plant regularly or use a humidifier. Grouping it with other plants can also help increase the humidity around it.
Wind Protection: Place your Monstera in a location sheltered from strong winds, which can damage the large leaves.

Seasonal Considerations:
Spring to Fall: The best time to move your Monstera outside is from spring to fall when the temperatures are consistently warm.
Winter: If you live in an area with cold winters, plan to bring your Monstera back indoors before temperatures drop below 50°F (10°C). Gradually acclimate it to indoor conditions to prevent shock.

Acclimation Process:
Gradual Transition: Gradually acclimate your Monstera to outdoor conditions by placing it outside for a few hours each day, gradually increasing the time over a week or two. This helps prevent shock from sudden changes in light and temperature.
Monitoring: Keep a close eye on the plant for signs of stress, such as leaf burn, wilting, or pest issues. Adjust its placement as needed.

Additional Tips:
Watering: Outdoor conditions can cause the soil to dry out more quickly, so monitor the soil moisture and adjust your watering schedule accordingly. Ensure the soil remains consistently moist but not waterlogged.
Pest Control: Check your Monstera regularly for pests, such as aphids, spider mites, and scale. Outdoor conditions can expose the plant to more pests, so be vigilant and treat any infestations promptly with insecticidal soap or neem oil.

By following these guidelines, you can successfully move your Monstera outside and enjoy its lush growth and unique foliage in an outdoor setting.

You should repot your Monstera Swiss Cheese Plant when you notice signs that it has outgrown its current container. Here are some indicators and general guidelines for repotting:

Indicators for Repotting:
Roots Growing Out: If you see roots growing out of the drainage holes or emerging from the top of the soil, it’s time to repot.
Slow Growth: If your Monstera's growth has slowed down significantly, it might be root-bound and need more space.
Watering Issues: If the soil dries out very quickly after watering, or if the plant seems to be wilting despite regular watering, it might need repotting.
Top-Heavy: If the plant becomes top-heavy and prone to tipping over, a larger pot can provide better stability.
Every 1-2 Years: As a general rule, repotting every 1-2 years can help ensure healthy growth, even if there are no visible signs of being root-bound.

Best Time to Repot:
Spring or Early Summer: The ideal time to repot a Monstera is in the spring or early summer. This is when the plant is entering its active growing season, which helps it recover more quickly from the repotting process.

How to Repot:
Choose a Pot: Select a pot that is 1-2 inches larger in diameter than the current pot. Ensure it has drainage holes.
Prepare the Soil: Use a well-draining potting mix, such as a mix of peat, perlite, and orchid bark.
Remove the Plant: Gently remove the Monstera from its current pot. You may need to tap the sides of the pot or run a knife around the edges to loosen it.
Inspect the Roots: Check the roots for any signs of rot or disease. Trim away any dead or damaged roots with sterilized scissors.
Place in New Pot: Position the plant in the new pot and fill in around the roots with fresh potting mix. Ensure the base of the stem is at the same level it was in the previous pot.
Water Thoroughly: Water the plant well after repotting to help settle the soil around the roots. Allow the excess water to drain out.
Adjust Care: Keep the plant in a shaded location for a few days to help it acclimate to the new pot before returning it to its usual spot.

By following these guidelines, you can ensure your Monstera Swiss Cheese Plant continues to grow healthily and vigorously.

To make your Monstera thrive, you need to provide it with the right care and conditions. Here are some key tips to ensure your Monstera grows healthily and vigorously:

Light
Bright, Indirect Light: Place your Monstera in a location where it can receive bright, indirect light. Avoid direct sunlight, which can scorch the leaves. If natural light is insufficient, consider using a grow light.

Watering
Consistent Moisture: Water your Monstera when the top inch of soil feels dry. Water thoroughly, allowing excess water to drain out of the pot. Avoid letting the plant sit in water, as this can cause root rot.
Humidity: Increase humidity around the plant by misting the leaves regularly, using a humidifier, or placing a tray of water nearby.

Soil
Well-Draining Soil: Use a well-draining potting mix that retains some moisture but does not stay soggy. A mix of peat, perlite, and orchid bark works well for Monsteras.

Fertilization
Regular Feeding: Fertilize your Monstera every month during the growing season (spring and summer) with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer. Follow the instructions on the fertilizer package for proper dosage.

Support
Climbing Support: Provide a moss pole, trellis, or other support for your Monstera to climb. This encourages larger leaves with more fenestrations and mimics the plant’s natural growth habit.

Pruning and Cleaning
Regular Pruning: Prune your Monstera to remove dead or yellowing leaves and to control its size and shape. Pruning also encourages new growth.
Leaf Cleaning: Wipe the leaves with a damp cloth to remove dust and allow the plant to photosynthesize more efficiently.

Repotting
Repot When Necessary: Repot your Monstera every 1-2 years or when it becomes root-bound. Choose a pot that is 1-2 inches larger in diameter than the current one.

Pest Control
Monitor for Pests: Regularly check your Monstera for common pests such as spider mites, mealybugs, and scale. Treat infestations promptly with insecticidal soap or neem oil.

Temperature
Optimal Temperature: Keep your Monstera in a warm environment with temperatures between 65-85°F (18-29°C). Avoid exposing it to cold drafts or sudden temperature changes.

By providing the right light, water, soil, humidity, and care, you can help your Monstera thrive and grow into a beautiful, healthy plant.

Yes, misting your Monstera Swiss Cheese Plant can be beneficial, particularly if you live in a dry climate or during the winter months when indoor humidity levels are low. Here are some reasons and tips for misting your Monstera:

Humidity:
Benefit: Monsteras thrive in humid environments, and misting helps to increase the humidity around the plant, mimicking their natural tropical habitat.
Tip: Mist the leaves once or twice a week, or more often if your indoor air is very dry.

Dust Removal:
Benefit: Misting can help keep the leaves clean by washing away dust and other particles that can accumulate.
Tip: Use distilled or filtered water to prevent mineral deposits on the leaves.

Improved Health:
Benefit: Regular misting can help prevent the edges of the leaves from browning and can reduce the risk of spider mites and other pests that thrive in dry conditions.
Tip: Make sure to mist in the morning so the leaves have time to dry before the cooler evening temperatures, reducing the risk of fungal growth.

Additional Humidity Tips:
Grouping Plants: Grouping your Monstera with other houseplants can create a micro-humid environment.
Humidifier: Using a humidifier near your plants can provide a consistent level of humidity.
Pebble Tray: Place a tray filled with water and pebbles under the plant pot. As the water evaporates, it increases the humidity around the plant.

By misting your Monstera regularly and maintaining a humid environment, you can help keep it healthy and encourage the development of its iconic fenestrated leaves.

If your Monstera doesn't have any holes in its leaves, several factors could be influencing this. Here are some common reasons and solutions:

Age of the Plant:
Reason: Young Monstera plants typically have solid, heart-shaped leaves without holes or splits. The characteristic fenestrations (holes and splits) usually develop as the plant matures.
Solution: Be patient and allow the plant to mature. As it grows older, the leaves should start to develop the iconic holes and splits.

Light Levels:
Reason: Insufficient light is one of the most common reasons for a lack of leaf fenestration. Monsteras need bright, indirect light to develop their characteristic leaves.
Solution: Move your Monstera to a brighter location where it can receive plenty of indirect sunlight. Avoid direct sunlight, which can scorch the leaves.

Nutrient Deficiency:
Reason: A lack of essential nutrients can affect the overall health and growth of the plant, including the development of fenestrations.
Solution: Fertilize your Monstera with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer every month during the growing season (spring and summer). Follow the instructions on the fertilizer package for proper dosage.

Watering:
Reason: Inconsistent watering can stress the plant and hinder the development of fenestrations.
Solution: Water your Monstera regularly, keeping the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Allow the top inch of soil to dry out between waterings.

Humidity:
Reason: Monsteras thrive in humid environments. Low humidity can impact their growth and leaf development.
Solution: Increase humidity around your plant by using a humidifier, placing a tray of water nearby, or misting the leaves regularly.

Support for Climbing:
Reason: In their natural habitat, Monsteras are climbing plants that grow up trees. Climbing can encourage more mature leaf development.
Solution: Provide a support structure such as a moss pole or trellis for your Monstera to climb. This can help stimulate the development of larger, fenestrated leaves.

By addressing these factors and providing the right care, you can encourage your Monstera to develop the characteristic holes and splits in its leaves.

Yes, the Monstera Swiss Cheese Plant is known to help purify the air, though it is not among the top air-purifying plants. Like many other houseplants, it contributes to improving indoor air quality by performing the following functions:

Photosynthesis: During the process of photosynthesis, Monstera absorbs carbon dioxide and releases oxygen, which helps refresh the air.

Absorbing Toxins: While not as effective as some other plants, Monstera can still absorb certain indoor air pollutants, such as formaldehyde and benzene, through its leaves and root system.

Increasing Humidity: By releasing moisture into the air through transpiration, Monstera can help increase indoor humidity levels, which can be beneficial in dry indoor environments.

Dust Trapping: The large leaves of Monstera can trap dust particles, reducing the amount of dust in the air.

Overall, while Monstera can contribute to better indoor air quality, combining it with other more efficient air-purifying plants can enhance the overall effect. Examples of highly effective air-purifying plants include the snake plant, peace lily, and spider plant.

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