Swiss Cheese Plant

Scientific name : “Monstera Deliciosa”

The Swiss cheese plant, Monstera adansonii, gets its name from its large, heart-shaped leaves, and as the plant ages, the leaves develop holes (called fenestration) that makes the leaves resemble Swiss cheese. Swiss cheese plant is a tropical perennial plant native to Central and South American that is typically grown as a houseplant.

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The Swiss cheese plant, Monstera adansonii, gets its name from its large, heart-shaped leaves, and as the plant ages, the leaves develop holes (called fenestration) that makes the leaves resemble Swiss cheese. Swiss cheese plant is a tropical perennial plant native to Central and South American that is typically grown as a houseplant. Swiss cheese plant is very easy to grow. It loves to climb, so provide a stake, moss stick, or trellis that it can clink too. A climbing Monstera adansonii produces larger leaves. This is an excellent example of why using common names with plants can be confusing. Various species are called Swiss cheese plant, including Monstera deliciosa and this little beauty, M. adansonii. These plants have striking, perforated deeply green leaves that will make you the envy of any plant collector worth their sphagnum peat.

Sunlight – In its native environment, the Swiss cheese plant grows beneath the canopy of large trees. So, it prefers indirect sunlight, or sunlight filtered by a sheer curtain.

Watering – Water a Swiss cheese plant until it runs out the bottom (make sure your pot has drain holes! No plant likes wet feet!), then wait until the top few inches feel dry before watering again.

Plant Care – Place it in an area with filtered shade, never direct sunlight, so the leaves won’t fry. Bring it back indoors before temperatures drop into the 40s.

Caution – Keep it away from your pets as the leaves of the plant contain calcium oxalate crystals, which are toxic to pets.

 

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