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Monstera deliciosa Plant
Plant height: 5 - 8 inches (12 - 21 cm)
Monstera features big (2-foot-wide) leaves that look like they have holes or cuts in them, giving rise to two of its other common names: Swiss cheese plant and split-leaf philodendron. While young, this houseplant has a dense, bushy shape, but as it grows, it wants to vine out.
Monstera can be kept bushy with regular pruning, or let it climb up a vertical support (such as fishing line fastened into the ceiling), for a decidedly bold and tropical look.
Common name(s): Hurricane, Swiss cheese plant, Split-leaf Philodendron
Flower colours: Whitish-green spadix and white spathe
Bloom time: Rarely flowers indoors
Max reachable height: 9-20 inches
Difficulty to grow: Easy to grow
Initial care for 1-2 weeks after receiving plant at your location:
Sunlight: Morning sunlight or bright indirect light
Soil: Well-drained soil
Temperature: 20â€“30 degree Celsius
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
Special features: Large leaved indoor plant for warm, bright and humid areas.
Ornamental use: It makes an excellent container or house plant.
Disclaimer: The image is for reference purposes only. The actual product may vary in shape or appearance based on climate, age, height, etc.
Q: What is a Monstera Deliciosa Plant?
A: Monstera Deliciosa is a species of flowering plant native to Central America and commonly known as the Swiss Cheese Plant. It is a popular houseplant known for its large leaves with distinctive holes.
Q: What type of light does a Monstera Deliciosa need?
A: Monstera Deliciosa prefers bright, indirect light but can tolerate low light conditions. Avoid direct sunlight, as it can scorch the leaves.
Q: How often should I water my Monstera Deliciosa Plant?
A: Water your plant when the top inch of soil is dry. Make sure the soil is evenly moist but not waterlogged, as this can lead to root rot. During the growing season (spring and summer), water more frequently. In the winter, reduce watering.
Q: What type of soil is best for a Monstera Deliciosa Plant?
A: Use a well-draining potting mix that contains peat moss and perlite.
Q: How can I increase humidity for my Monstera Deliciosa Plant?
A: Monstera Deliciosa prefers a humid environment, but it can adapt to average household humidity levels. You can increase humidity by placing a tray of water near the plant, misting the leaves regularly, or using a humidifier.
Q: What temperature is best for a Monstera Deliciosa Plant?
A: Monstera Deliciosa prefers temperatures between 60-85°F. It can tolerate brief temperature drops, but sustained cold temperatures can damage the plant.
Q: How often should I fertilize my Monstera Deliciosa Plant?
A: Fertilize your plant every 2-3 weeks during the growing season with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer. In the winter, reduce fertilizing to once a month.
Q: How do I prune my Monstera Deliciosa Plant?
A: Prune yellow or damaged leaves and stems to keep the plant healthy and promote new growth. You can also control the size of the plant by removing the top part and rooting it to create a new plant.
Q: When should I repot my Monstera Deliciosa Plant?
A: Repot your Monstera Deliciosa every 2-3 years in the spring, or when the roots have filled the current pot. Choose a pot that is one size larger than the current one.
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