Swiss Cheese Plant • Monstera Deliciosa
LIGHT Prefers bright, indirect light, definitely keep out of direct sun.
WATERING Water well then allow to dry out between watering. This will be more frequent in the active growing months (Spring and Summer)
HUMIDITY Enjoys warm temperatures and high humidity.
FEEDING You can feed regularly throughout the year to keep the nutrient level high. We recommend organic liquid tomato food.
COMPOST Use well draining compost.
INTEREST In nature they support themselves on other vegetation, producing long arterial roots from the stem to supplement this support. In a home context, the bigger the plant gets the more these roots need to anchor themselves to something to help keep the plant stable - this is why you often see Swiss Cheese plants trained up a mossy pole. It is possible to keep the plant happy without a support though, you will need a good size space though as these plants can spread wide. Re-potting is required every year or two when the plant is young. For more mature plants, every Spring replace the top two inches of old compost with fresh. Remember to keep those big leaves dust free.