Monstera

Monstera deliciosa is a hardy and easy to care for plant known by many names, but most commonly the “Swiss cheese plant” due the unique development of ridges and holes on its more mature leaves, known as fenestrations. The “deliciosa” part of the plant’s name comes from the pineapple-like fruit it bears in its natural habitat!

Light: Will tolerate lower light levels but is best in medium to bright indirect light.

Water: Monsteras prefer soil that is lightly moist, and generally like to dry out a little bit between waterings Once the top 2 to 4 inches of the soil are dry, your plant might use a drink. Water more often during the summer months and reduce water during the winter months

Temperature: Average household temperatures, Ideally between18-27°C.

Humidity: All species in the Monstera genus benefit from higher humidity levels. The best way to increase humidity is to add a humidifier to your room. Trays filled with pebbles and water can help increase the humidity immediately around your plants, or try grouping your indoor plants closer together.

Feed: Use a complete liquid fertiliser every fortnight during the growing season, Another option is to top dress your plants in the spring with a compost (like worm castings). This will slowly release nutrients to the roots throughout the growing season.


Top Tips:

  • Rotate your Monstera periodically to ensure even growth on all sides.

  • Wipe the leaves gently with a damp, soft cloth to remove accumulated dust so the plant can photosynthesize efficiently

  • .Monsteras are climbing plants and love to ascend vertical surfaces. If you want to grow your Monstera tall instead of wide, use stakes or moss poles to guide its growth upward.

Important! Monstera are poisonous if ingested,