ABOUT OUR MONSTERA DELICIOSA
Hello, I’m Monty the Monstera deliciosa but people call me the Swiss cheese plant - it’s because of the unusual holey nature of my leaves. I’m often referred to as the ’monster plant’ but don’t be afraid of me, I’m a nice guy really and a great beginner plant: low maintenance and a fast grower. Yep I can do it all! I’m pretty hard to kill unless you place me in a room with no windows or you overwater me.
I’ve been admired by indoor plant owners for some time now. I came originally from the tropical forests of Mexico and South America and grow so quickly that I’m considered invasive in my home countries. Me? Invasive? I couldn’t believe it either. I’m a natural climber which is why you can buy me with or without a moss pole to grow up. If you treat me right, then I could turn your home into a real life jungle.
My incredible leaves are so unique, I definitely deserve a prime spot in your home for all to enjoy. My goal is to add a touch of the tropics in your home. Have I tempted you yet?
Baby height (including nursery pot) 25-30cm; pot diameter 12cm. (Fits a 12-14cm pot)
Small height (including nursery pot) 45-55cm; pot diameter 14cm. (Fits a 15-17cm pot)
Medium height (including nursery pot) 60-65cm; pot diameter 17cm.(Fits a 17-19cm pot)
Big height (including nursery pot) 60-75cm; pot diameter 19cm. (Fits a 20-24cm pot)
Big height with mosspole (including nursery pot) 120-130cm; pot diameter 24cm. (Fits a 25cm pot)
DID YOU KNOW?
In the wild, some species of the Monstera deliciosa can produce edible fruit, which tastes like a combination of pineapple, banana and coconut. The fruit is typically used for jams or as ingredients in South American desserts.
Monty’s iconic leaves make quite the statement. He’s fast growing and will purify your home. Place him in the spotlight where he can be appreciated by all
QUICK MONSTERA PLANT CARE
I love the sunshine, but I’m also happy in a medium light in the winter months. I’ll definitely grow faster in more bright but indirect light.
I like a healthy balance of dry and wet soil. Avoid drenching my soil with too much water; I prefer the little and often method.
I love a humid environment. Mist my foliage a couple of times a week.
Fertiliser will benefit my growth in the summer months. Feed me fertiliser once a month.
FAST FACTS ABOUT MONTY
No. They are poisonous to cats and dogs.
THINGS WE ALWAYS GET ASKED
How do I care for a Monstera?
If you’re new to plants, Monty is your guy. In fact, all of the Monstera gang are easy to care for plants. He’s used to a warm tropical climate and is very tolerant of the summer heat. If possible, keep him in a room warmer than 18°C.
How much light does a Swiss cheese plant need?
The Monstera is an easy plant to care for as they don’t fuss over their lighting conditions. He’ll grow better - and acquire the distinctive holes in his leaves - in the summer if he has plenty of sunlight to enjoy, but avoid putting him in direct sunlight, as this can scorch him. He will also tolerate medium light when the days are shorter and darker.
How often do I water my Monstera?
A weekly water in the summer should do the trick, and even less water in the winter months as The Swiss cheese plant doesn’t like to sit in soggy soil. Make sure the first couple inches of soil are dry before you water him again. A light mist a couple of times a week will keep his foliage fresh and will help reduce any brown edges.
PLANT STYLING TIPS
Monty is a statement plant and his luscious tropical leaves deserve to be centre stage. Place him in your living room or kitchen where he can be appreciated the most. He can also be styled in a variety of ways: as a natural climber, he will happily grow up your walls if you let him (he can manage up to 10 metres tall in the wild!) and you can encourage his upward growth with a moss pole.
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HEALTHY PLANT PROMISE
If you have received a damaged plant or within 30 days you have any trouble after following our care guidance we will offer you a replacement.