One of the most recognisable houseplants is the Monstera Deliciosa, its unique leaves often seen in prints. A native to the tropical rainforests of Southern Mexico and Panama. This plant enjoys warm and humid conditions. Leaves can grow exceptionally large.
Light conditions: indirect, medium bright light
Neediness: Monsteras need plenty of space and would benefit from support as they grow larger. Regularly rotating the plant will ensure even growth. Leaves need occasional dusting with a damp cloth to help keep the pores clear and allow the plant to breathe.
Watering: ensure that the soil is kept consistently damp but not soggy. If planted in a pot with no drainage holes, mist weekly.
Ideal location: bedrooms, living rooms and studies
Rate of growth: this plant can grow up to 20m in the right conditions. If growth is excessive new growth can be pinched off. This plant has tendril like aerial roots meaning they will be visible above the surface and can be fed into a moss pole.
Temperature: fine to keep at normal room temperature, in the winter months make sure that the temperature remains above 10°C
Pets: this plant is toxic to cats and dogs. See our range of pet friendly plants if your pet is prone to nibbling.
Sizing: Small W12cm x H40cm, Large W21cm x H70cm (pictured)
Also known as: Swiss Cheese Plant
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