Monstera deliciosa - Swiss Cheese Plant
Monstera deliciosa has one of the most distinctive and enduringly popular leaves in the houseplant world. A darling of interior designers and the urban jungle movement alike, one need only check out #MonsteraMonday on Instagram to understand the massive appeal of this tropical plant. Nicknamed "Swiss Cheese Plant" for the splits and holes that characterize its leaves, this dense vine can grow to immense proportions, with leaves becoming ever more perforated as the plant matures. While it's not known exactly why the leaves develop their holes (called fenestrations), the leading theory is that by producing splits, the leaves have greater surface area and thus capture more light as they climb up trees in the understories of their native Central American jungles.
Our plants have leaves that are just beginning to split - your plant may not yet have holes, but should develop them soon! To promote mature leaves, give your Monstera deliciosa plenty of bright, indirect light and provide a support for the plant to climb such as a moss pole or trellis. Water when the top 1-2" of soil feel dry.
Ships in a 6" plastic nursery pot. Each specimen has multiple growth points, with overall height/width of 12-14". Some natural variation in size and appearance may occur.
Marbled Clay Cachepot sold separately. Includes detailed care instructions.
SHIPPING AND DELIVERY INFO
Items in our Specimen Plants collection require special pre-shipping preparation, and ship within 3-5 business days. You'll receive a shipping notification email with tracking when your order ships. Box warmer included at no additional charge as necessary during cold months.
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