A 5" swiss cheese monstera in our cream/white planter or cement planter.
The Swiss cheese plant (Monstera adansonii) gets its common name from its large, heart-shaped leaves that develop holes as the plant ages (in a process called fenestration). This makes the leaves resemble Swiss cheese. Swiss Cheese Monstera has a fast growth rate and a vining habit. But it will remain at a manageable size when grown in a container indoors.
How to care for your new Swiss Cheese Monstera:
LIGHT: Because of the Swiss cheese plant's tropical origin, Monstera adansonii needs sunlight, but it's best if the light is bright and indirect. It's used to thriving under the cover of large trees in the jungle, and the foliage can easily burn if it's exposed to too much direct sun. If direct sunlight is unavoidable, limit exposure to just two or three hours of morning sun.
WATERING: These plants like to be consistently moist but not soaked. Before watering your Swiss cheese plant, stick your finger into the soil about an inch deep. If the soil feels nearly dry to the touch, it's time to water the plant.
HUMIDITY/TEMPERATURE: These jungle plants thrive in very high humidity and warm temperatures. The closer you can mimic the plant's natural conditions, the better. Normal household temperatures are good for your Swiss Cheese Monstera. Avoid cold drafts and direct air flow from heaters during the winter/cooler months.
Tips: These plants love to vine and climb. If you desire, you can train them to climb up a stake or a wall. Do this by using garden ties or hooks to guide it where you would like.
* Note: This plant is mildly toxic to pets if ingested.
* Note: Plants and planters may vary. Pictures shown are examples of style.