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. Here the plant is trained to grow up a moss pole.
Monstera deliciosa is easy to care for so long as it has moist, warm conditions. It is sometimes known as the Fruit Salad Plant.
Big and strong! Supporting this plant to the moss pole as it grows, will help it to develop larger, more defined leaves.
Wipe the leaves with a damp cloth occasionally to remove accumulated dust and maintain the Monstera's newly polished look.
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.
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