Monstera deliciosa

(552 customer reviews)
Arrives in 3 - 7 days.
Ships June 3rd - June 10th.

Our younger monsteras may only have leaves that are completely solid and have no slits or holes. As your plant baby grows the older and newer leaves will start to split and display fenestrations (holes) on the leaves.

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Natural Root Stimulant

Natural probiotics, organics, and moisture control gel boost root growth. Invigorates existing plants, reduces transplant shock and accelerates establishment of new plants. This all natural product will not burn roots.

When Transplanting: Apply between new soil and plant so stimulant touches root ball.

For Existing Plants: Apply stimulant 2-3 inches below top of soil.

Use the proper amount for each pot size:
6″ Pot: ½ Pack
8-10″ Pot: 1 Pack
12-14″ pot: 2 Packs

Organic Indoor Soil Mix

Watch your indoor plants flourish with PlantVine’s Organic Indoor Soil. This is our best all-purpose mix for the demanding requirements of indoor potted plants. The perfect combination of quality ingredients provides the ideal amount of water retention, drainage and aeration for a wide variety of interior plants. This is an all natural product containing no artificial fertilizers or chemicals. Each bag contains 128 oz of soil.

6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

Soluble Fertilizer

Great for indoor and outdoor potted plants, this fertilizer quickly dissolves in water, making fertilizing as quick and simple as possible. Just mix 1 teaspoon (scoop included) with 1 gallon of water, and water as normal. Makes 48 gallons.

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The Monstera deliciosa or Split Leaf Philodendron has been a favorite house plant for years – and with good reason. It’s wonderfully easy going, and freshens up any indoor corner. But, think ahead. The Monstera deliciosa needs space – indoors or out, and it loves to climb.

Many refer to the Monstera plant as the “Swiss Cheese” plant, due to its leaves’ large cut ribbons or holes.  Native to tropical climates, it’s believed that it’s large leaves with holes provides more resistance to downpours or extreme weather, like hurricanes. In addition, light levels that reach down onto the floor of a tropical rainforest (its native habitat) are quite low. Leaves with ribbons have a larger surface area to better capture what little light filters down.

You usually won’t see any flowers when you keep it indoors, but if taken outdoors, it produces a beautiful flower that actually turns into a fruit. The fruits are edible and reminiscent in taste to pineapple-banana. The leaves of the plant, however, are toxic, if ingested.

Ideal for warmer and stable temperatures, it does not require a lot of water and prefers indirect light. Too much sun can scorch the plant, and cause lack of perforations in the leaves. Well-draining soil is important, too.  Indoors, a damp cloth or even a little dish soap and water can be used to keep the Monstera leaves clean.

* Please note that the leaf on our younger medium Monsteras may be completely solid and have no slits or holes. As your Monstera plant baby grows the older and newer leaves will start to split and display fenestrations (holes) on the leaves. Large and Extra Large plants will display splitting in leaves.

If you are looking for another Split Leaf Philodendron that is a great for your home, take a look at the Monstera Adansonii. The Monstera Adansonii plant has smaller heart shaped leaves and grows more like a vine but also has the iconic fenestrations.

Monstera deliciosa: General Information and History

Native to the rainforest of Central America, the Monstera deliciosa has become a sensation for its unique holes in its leaves. Due to the distinctive leaves, many people have craved having this beautiful and easy houseplant to complete their home decor. As a result, the distinctive leaves have caused this plant to earn the nickname “Swiss Cheese Plant.”

As the plant can naturally be found from southern Mexico to Panama, the name deliciosa, meaning “delicious,” comes from the edible fruit from the plant. Unfortunately, though, growing indoors doesn’t bode well for the fruit to grow. When the plant does produce fruit, the flavor is a mix between a banana and a pineapple. Unfortunately, the rest of the plant is toxic and can be harmful to pets.



Since the Monstera deliciosa is native to Central America, it loves bright to medium indirect light. Therefore, it does best when placed in a room facing a window with plenty of natural sunlight throughout the day. Avoid placement right in front of the window as direct and intense sunlight is not the best for it, although it is known to withstand it.

The best temperature suited for this plant is between 65 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit (18 to 30 degrees Celsius). Avoid having the plant be in temperatures below 60 degrees Fahrenheit (15 degrees Celsius).


Use a potting mix that is suited to drain well. Mixing in perlite or lava rocks in the soil is another option to help the soil aerate. Another way to assist the soil in drying between waterings is to use a porous pot, such as terra-cotta, to evaporate any excess moisture.

How often to water your Monstera deliciosa

You should water the plant about every one to two weeks. The soil should have the chance to dry out between each watering. Add more water when exposed to brighter light. The plant does prefer a humid environment, if possible.

If it is in a fairly dry room, you can either get the plant its own humidifier or mist it a few times a week. Plan on changing your watering schedule during the year. Give more water during the summer months than you do during the winter months. You can avoid root rot by letting the soil dry in between waterings.

Fertilizer / Plant Food

Depending on your growth interests, you can give fertilizer three or four times a year. If you find that you need more fertilizer during the growing season, use a diluted fertilizer instead of regular water. The plant will absorb what it needs and drain the rest.

Pests/Disease/Common Issues

This plant is relatively easy to grow and maintain, which makes it an excellent house plant. To prevent common pests and keep the plant clean, wipe the leaves down with a paper towel or damp sponge. More often than not, there shouldn’t be any problems with pests. However, if you encounter pests, use a natural pesticide or wipe the leaves down once a week.

One common problem is the Monstera deliciosa leaf turning brown at the edges. The cause of the issue is either the plant is getting over or underwatered. First, check the soil to see if it is still moist between waterings or if it is completely dry. Then, adjust the watering schedule accordingly.

If it seems to be wilting or the potting mix is dry, increase the water given to it. On the other hand, if the leaves are yellow or it has black stems, the plant is getting too much water. As the houseplant grows, the plant can get heavy, causing the stems to break. If this is happening, give it some solid support to help prevent any more breakage.

Are Monstera deliciosas toxic to cats and dogs?

Although many households which include pets have Monsteras, the leaves of the plant are toxic if ingested. Whether or not you should have one in your household depends on your pets and if they tend to eat your plants. If they do, they may see the following symptoms: Oral pain, irritation, and swelling, excessive salivating, abdominal pain, and vomiting.


You should plan on the plant growing about one to two feet every year when grown indoors. In comparison to other houseplants, the roots of Monstera deliciosa do not damage surfaces. If the roots begin to stick out, feel free to trim. However, a better option is to tuck the roots back into the pot if possible. The plant does well to being cut, which can easily be used for propagation.

How to propagate

To propagate, you can cut off a leaf and stem. Then, include a node in the cut portion. The node is a slight bump where the roots will expand from. Place it in a glass container with water, which you should change every three to five days.

After a few weeks, if the propagation was successful, there should be roots sprouting. In a couple of months, the roots will start to look thick and healthy. At that point, you can transfer it to the soil. Keep the soil reasonably moist as the plant adapts to the ground and starts to grow.

How to repot the Monstera deliciosa

Plan on repotting the plant every couple of years. When you repot, make the new pot a little bit wider and deeper to adapt to the new growth. When you transition to a new pot, fill about a third with fresh potting soil, then add a stake or a moss pole for the stem to be supported by. Set the roots into the pot and fill it with soil. Attach the stem to the stake to ensure there is support.

Other Common Names

Swiss Cheese Vine, Mexican Breadfruit

Additional information


10a, 10b, 11a, 11b

Sun Exposure

Partial Sun

Mature Height

30 ft


2 ft – 3 ft

552 reviews for Monstera deliciosa

  1. Noah L. (verified owner)

    It was a pleasant surprise when I took the plant out and the monstera was much larger than I expected which is great. It is thriving and doing amazing. Great price and a great full plant. Thanks plant vine!!!

  2. Benton (verified owner)

    Extremely satisfied, kept me in the loop through the entire process. My plant is beautiful

  3. Alexis H. (verified owner)

    The montsera that was shipped to me was beautiful! Packaged nicely and was not damaged while being shipped across the country.

  4. Jodie Flandinette (verified owner)

    Gorgeous! Was a bit of a moment with FedEx – they delivered to the wrong address but was able to get the plants a few days later thanks to the amazing customer service of this store. Was floored by how well this and my pothos held up during the extra delay in receipt. I can’t stop staring at them! Will definitely be ordering from again – so impressed with the quality!

  5. Noah Luedke (verified owner)

    My monstera came perfectly packaged, and I undamaged. I ordered the medium and it came much larger than expected which was a pleasant surprise. The pot was full and the leaves looked great! Thanks you plant vine!!!

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  8. Christine Stanley (verified owner)

    Arrived today and it’s absolutely gorgeous!!! I’m so impressed on how my plants (I purchased 3) arrived; all together, perfectly wrapped and no damage.

  9. Windy L. (verified owner)

    All of my plants arrived in amazing condition!! This one was the only one that arrived smaller than I thought it would be

  10. Christine (verified owner)

    I’m so happy with it! I have wanted to get a Monstera for a while and when I unboxed this one I was instantly in love with it!

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  12. Samantha (verified owner)

    I was so excited to get my Monstera. While I did have to wait for the weather to lift so it could arrive, the wait was well worth it.

  13. Judy (verified owner)

    The plant arrived in perfect condition! It is beautiful and healthy!!

  14. Johnathan Hitt (verified owner)

    The plant looked very healthy and was very neatly and safely packaged. 100% will order from this company again.

  15. Shelby Or Jarin (verified owner)

    I ordered this plant in January, but I live in Iowa where the weather is 70 one day and 28 the next during this time. Plantvine sent out an email letting me know that the forecast wasn’t going to be above 40° at night for 4 days in a row and would wait until the weather was more accommodating. I just want to say that I am SO grateful they did this. It shows they truly care about their customers and their plants. So she finally arrived and unboxing my plant(s) was like opening a birthday gift! I was so excited. She was absolutely beautiful. I cannot wait to watch her grow!!!! Thank you so much for your amazing customer service and for sending me weekly updates on whether or not the plants could be shipped! I recommend you to all my other plant loving friends. 🪴

  16. Karen Murphy (verified owner)

    I’m loving my new plant, it was delivered well packaged and healthy!
    Great price too!

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  19. Debbie Kotch (verified owner)

    So far so good. Just gave it a drink. Thanks

  20. Tabitha Coburn (verified owner)

    Plantvine support were great! I bought my plant during winter -which was short sighted of me and the customer care was so thoughtful and timely!
    They would not ship it until they could ensure it wouldn’t die along the trip. And kept me posted of my weekly weather conditions each week why it might be delayed.
    Finally when the weather had cleared up enough for 3-days of not killing the plant it arrived quickly and promptly.

    The plant was wonderfully packaged and protected —I once ordered NOT from plantvine but from wayfair and the plant was so mangled and destroyed from the shipping and handling had to get a refund.

    My plant is beautiful healthy and no mold or sick/wilty looking.

    Thank you so much! Please keep up exceptional service! I will be buying and recommending you from here on out!

  21. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Plant arrived in excellent condition- well packaged and super healthy!

  22. Jody Warren (verified owner)

    I did not receive it yet.

  23. Abigail Rogers (verified owner)

    One little tear in a leaf but otherwise she traveled very nicely & is looking good so far!! Really appreciated the hold put on so she wasn’t delivered in freezing temperatures, that’s such a great service.

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  25. Zoe M. (verified owner)

    I live on the West Coast so I was weary of shipping from the South East, but the plant was thriving and healthy when it arrived! 10/10 would recommend.

  26. Jeffrey A. (verified owner)

    Very nice plant. Arrived healthy despite the fact that FedEx can’t seem to understand the words “This End Up”!

  27. Naomi (verified owner)

    I’ve ordered 3 Monstera deliciosas from various nurseries and this one is by far the most healthy and full one I have received. It already has 3 leaves unfurling. Exceptional packaging. And I appreciate that Plantvine sends pics of the actual plants in my order.

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  30. Anonymous (verified owner)

    This plant was in great shape when it showed up, but it was packed on top of a much smaller plant that did not fare nearly as well. The monstera is thriving thus far and there is plenty of new growth

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Why others chose the Monstera deliciosa

The reviews were very appealing. I have a front table in a large hall that I need a big, tropical-looking plant to be on.

Bought it for my bedroom!

I love big plants

plantvine has been the only place that ive found with a 30 day guarantee, sends photos of the plant before shipping, has so many great reviews, and offers the monstera deliciosa in a large size. im buying this plant for my wifes birthday because sh has been searching for one everywhere but didnt want to order one that would show up dead. thanks to this website she can finally get her dream plant! thank you guys!

Mother's Day gift

My wife wanted it for Mother’s Day

Low light and big leaves

Birthday gift

i always wanted these plants im new to the plant world. but im willing to learn

I bought these plant for my son. I want him to learn how to take care of something. He seen my mines and wanted one.

A friend has one and it's beautiful!

Beautiful and tropical. I wanted a tree that would fill space but not be too big

I got this as a gift for some one

I love Monstera Deliciosas. They are beautiful and easy to care for.

Beautiful and ease of care it requires

It's beautiful, and I remember this plant as a child my mother had one ,so I been looking to buy one for a while, and it's not a hard plant to take care of

Grows beautifully.

I have a 300sqft balcony and need big green plants. These are beautiful and super easy to grow🪴

I love the look of it! Can’t wait to see it grow!!

its an amazing plant

I have one, and wanted to add an additional one to my collection

Birthday gift for my daughter

My wife has been asking for this plant for months! Brownie points.

Beautiful plant and easy to care for

Always loved these plants and can't find in stores

Its the most beautiful plant ever. It makes me happy!!!

I bought this because my house is a dark dungeon.

Good price for the size of this plant.

A great deal on sale and I love this plant!! It is my favorite.

I bought this plant for my wife. She's been wanting one for a while now!

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