Monstera - Swiss Cheese Plant
The Swiss Cheese Plant!
Monstera Deliciosa—also known as Swiss Cheese Plant or Monster Plant, is native to the balmy tropical rain forests of southern Mexico and Central America. There it climbs into the tree canopy, attaching tentacle-like roots to trunks and branches. The plant’s leaves and stems are poisonous, but the strangely shaped fruit is perfectly edible (and sounds delicious, with a flavour that’s a combination of banana, pineapple, and mango).
Despite its rain forest roots, the plant is fairly tolerant of dry air and indirect light and does well in indoor containers. But its leaves can grow up to 3 feet long, so you’ll need to make sure that you’ve got plenty of floor space to spare.
The plant produces long, brown aerial roots it uses in the wild to get a hold on the trees on which it grows in jungles, thus supporting its weak stem that is unable to support its own weight once the plant has more than two or three leaves.These can be removed if not required.
A fairly bright room or bright with plenty of shade is best. Direct sunlight will damage the leaves
Between watering times allow the soil to become dry to the touch within the top couple of inches or so of soil.
Feed once a month.
Trim if needed
Decorative pot not included
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