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Monstera Deliciosa (Swiss Cheese Plant)

Monstera Deliciosa (Swiss Cheese Plant) A striking houseplant that loves a sunny spot! The ever-popular Swiss Cheese Plant. The Latin name Monstera Deliciosa translates to ‘delicious monster’. The big glossy green leaves have its infamous holes because it used to grow from crevices in trees in the shade of the jungle. The holes allow the light to reach the foliage at the bottom. No matter where you put it this plant will be the statement piece. The best environment for this plant is to train it onto a moss pole. This will allow the plant to produce aerial roots that will take the moisture from the atmosphere as it grows. It will be happy in a temperature of 18C (65F) to 24C (75F) and should be kept away from cold draughts and radiators. Ideally keep it in a brightly lit room away from full sunlight. They also can grow quite rapidly so be sure to give the plant enough space to grow. The Swiss Cheese plant needs regular watering and the soil should dry out between each time. it will thrive in a humid atmosphere so ideally stand it on a tray which is filled with water and pebbles. This will increase the humidity as the water evaporates. Height and spread: 2.5m (8'). Choose from either 11cm, 13cm or 3L pot. Please Note: Some houseplants are toxic to pets if ingested, please seek advice from a veterinary professional if you believe it has been consumed. Ensure you take a sample of the plant with you. The size of the plant will differ depending on when in the year it is purchased – visuals are an indication only.