The Swiss Cheese Plant was a 70's cult classic, its retro-chic appeal makes it just as popular today and rightly so. Its large, glossy, heart shaped, leaves add fantastic impact with their perforations and lobes, which develop as the leaf matures.
It is actually a climber, using its aerial roots in its native rain forests to scale to enormous (monstrous) heights. Grown indoors it needs space and looks great in a hallway, conservatory or a corner of a modern living space.
Monstera deliciosa is easy to care for so long as it has moist, warm conditions. It is sometimes known as the Fruit Salad Plant.
Growing old with grace! As your plant grows the lower leaves naturally turn yellow. Don’t panic, simply allow the plant to use them up, pulling them off when they have dried.
Stop the spotting! If you notice these big leaves start to spot, you might have fungal or pest issues. See our pests and fungus care guides for help.
Wipe the leaves with a damp cloth occasionally to remove accumulated dust and maintain the Monstera's newly polished look.
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