Monstera Deliciosa (Swiss Cheese Plant)

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Philodendron Monstera Deliciosa or Swiss cheese plant - Absolutely delicious if we do say so ourselves.

This popular plant is known for its very unique leaves which develop holes as they mature. They are tropical plants requiring warm, humid environments and can receive direct sunlight in North America. Though they can tolerate low light conditions, they might grow weak and leggy. If indoors, always put it in the brightest spot of your house or provide extra lighting.

Comes in standard nursery pot. Please allow up to 2 weeks for delivery.

MONSTERA FAQs

My Monstera leaves are turning yellow.

Monstera leaves turning yellow is a sign of watering issues. Yellow leaves with brown spots is an indicator of overwatering. If the entire leaf is yellow and crisping, it's a sign of underwatering. Check the soil to see if it matches your diagnosis.

Solve the issue by:

  • Pulling off any dying leaves
  • Draining if overwatered
  • Watering if soil is dry

What are these weird brown roots growing from my Monstera?

Congratulations! Your Monstera is forming aerial roots. As a climbing, tropical plant, Monstera will grow aerial roots that will help it climb higher in the tropical canopy and absorb nutrients. Feel free to mist them or prune them.

How often should I fertilize my Monstera?

Fertilize your Monstera about twice a month during the growing season (spring/summer) and monthly during the fall/winter.

  • Using a balanced liquid fertilizer (20-20-20) should be more than appropriate for the monstera.
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How often should I repot my Monstera?

We recommend repotting large floor plants every 18-24 months during the growing season (when the plant is strongest).

  • Choose a potting vessel that is 2-4 inches larger in diameter than the previous pot
  • Don't choose a pot way larger as this could drown the plant roots
  • If you want to keep your plant small and stunt its growth, repot into the same vessel with new soil and trim away some of the roots/foliage

When will my Monstera grow splits or swiss cheese holes in its leaves?

Splitting leaves in Monstera generally occurs in more mature plants with ideal conditions. 99.9% our 10"+ sized Monstera have splitting leaves so no need to worry. Encourage splitting by:

  • Provide ample sunlight (can take full sun in North America and be placed outdoors in the summer)
  • Water and fertilize regularly
  • Tip* push the aerial roots into the soil to encourage it to take up more nutrients

How big can Monstera grow? My Monstera is growing too big!

Monstera can grow leaves over 2+ feet long and 8+ feet tall. If you want to keep your plant small, prune it back. They are extremely hardy plants and can handle trimming with ease (especially in the Summer).

  • "Train" your monstera using stakes to grow it in the direction you want
  • If you are cutting it back, cut it off at a node and propagate the stem so now you have TWO monstera!

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