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Monstera deliciosa, Swiss Cheese Plant

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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 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

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

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

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Recently Shipped Monstera deliciosa, Swiss Cheese Plant

Description

WHEN YOU HEAR THE NAME “MONSTERA”, YOU KNOW IT’S GOING TO BE BIG

The Monstera Deliciosa or Split Leaf Philodendrum 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 needs space – indoors or out, and it loves to climb.

Many refer to the Monstera as the “Swiss Cheese” plant, due to its leaves’ large cut ribbons or holes.  Interestingly, it’s believed leaves with large holes are 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 the Monstera 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, the Monstera 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 leaves clean.

* Please note that our younger medium 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. Large and Extra Large plants will display splitting in leaves.

Monstera Deliciosa: General Information and History

Native to the rainforest of Central America, 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 the Monstera deliciosa 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.

Care

Light

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 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 Monstera deliciosa 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).

Soil

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.

Fertilizer

Depending on your growth interests, you can give Monstera deliciosa 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 leaves 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 the Monstera deliciosa 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 toxic to cats and dogs?

Although many households which include pets have Monstera Deliciosas, 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.

Pruning

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 your Monstera

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 Monstera deliciosa, 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 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.

Additional information

Zone

10a, 10b, 11a, 11b

Sun Exposure

Partial Sun

Mature Height

30 ft

Spacing

2 ft – 3 ft

482 reviews for Monstera deliciosa, Swiss Cheese Plant

  1. Surya (verified owner)

    Very well packed and looks exactly same as the photo sent to me before it was shipped. Received an instruction mail about the plant care and even how to open box 😁 can’t wait to see them grow !

  2. Ekaterina Gudkina (verified owner)

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  4. Tara S. (verified owner)

    I purchased the plant as a Christmas gift for my mom, she absolutely loved it.

  5. Juwairiyyah (verified owner)

    If I could give my plant 10 stars I would… it came beautifully and safely packed. Crazy to think I ordered it online and it came out to be so fresh and healthy. 10/10 recommend you can 100% trust this website

  6. Ashley (verified owner)

    Beautiful tall plant. Arrived well packaged with no signs of neglect

  7. Thaiany Q. (verified owner)

    That was the the most satisfied buying I have done in my life!

  8. Jacquelyn B. (verified owner)

    Quick and gentle delivery! Plant arrived in perfect shape- thank you!

  9. Marvin Garcia (verified owner)

    It came very nicely, exactly what I wanted

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  11. Darren Clements (verified owner)

  12. Theresa Winters (verified owner)

    Beautiful but lopsided; container keeps falling over.

  13. Kaitlyn (verified owner)

    The plant came quickly and looks healthy!

  14. Erin H. (verified owner)

    SO BEAUTIFUL AND BIG! I am obsessed (and I do not use that word lightly). I cannot wait to have this beauty for years to come and propagate pieces for friends and family in the future!

  15. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Huge and amazing !

  16. Verna S. (verified owner)

    My “Beautiful” plant (I hope I don’t jinx it) is doing very good. Thank you!

  17. Anonymous (verified owner)

    So far so good everything looked okay for now

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  19. Jazmine T. (verified owner)

    My plant arrived in perfect condition. It’s gorgeous, healthy and a great size for the price. I love that they send a photo of your plant before packing. I will definitely be ordering more.

  20. Heidi Duarte (verified owner)

    Love my plant. Extremely happy!!

  21. Leslie Clarke (verified owner)

    the plant is absolutely beautiful. But it did come covered in reddish brown tiny spiders. So I’ve got it isolated and have been treating with insecticidal soap and Neem Oil. I’ll go to something stronger if I have to.

  22. Erin H. (verified owner)

    It’s so precious! I got a medium pot and it was very well packaged and easy to open and get settled (:

  23. Yamaris Calvo (verified owner)

    This plant likethe others perfect and to my satisfaction. Thank you again

  24. Anonymous (verified owner)

    this suffered a bit during transport; 2 stems were broken. otherwise healthy looking.

  25. Romy Perez-Abraham (verified owner)

    My XL Monstera arrived in perfect condition, it’s bigger and more beautiful than I thought! I love it and I just bought another plant from this shop.

  26. Kristol (verified owner)

    Secure packaging and such a beautiful plant!!! Top notch quality! I will definitely purchase from Plantvine again!

  27. Maggie (verified owner)

    Extremely surprised, happy and excited in the states I received my plant! It arrived promptly and healthy. The email instructions were great to have prior to the plants arriving. Would recommend to anyone to find a plant from here.

  28. Anonymous (verified owner)

    It was a great experience shopping at PlantVine. The plant came in a well packaged box and looked healthy even though Fedex delayed the delivery by 3 days. Definitely recommend buying from plantvine!

  29. Shelby (verified owner)

  30. Niomi (verified owner)

    Plant appears healthy. Stands nice and tall. Packed well. I did notice some brown spots on 2 leaves. Not sure what the out come would be

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Why others chose the Monstera deliciosa, Swiss Cheese Plant

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

Beautiful and ease of care it requires

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

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

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!

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.

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Guest
Katie
1 year 7 months ago

Why does the medium size not have the “Swiss cheese” look to it like the size large? Are they different?

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Haley
1 year 7 months ago

Hi Katie! Younger Monstera’s do not split that early, however they will split as the leaves grow and mature 🙂

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des
1 year 7 months ago

what are the pot sizes of the medium and the large?

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Haley
1 year 6 months ago

Hi! Our medium is a 6inch pot in diameter and our large is a 8 to 10″ pot in diameter.

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Yasmine
1 year 6 months ago

Hi what are the height differences between the medium and large? I have a pot that has a 9” diameter. Trying to figure out what size what would be best. Thank you!

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Haley
1 year 6 months ago

Hi our medium pot is 6″ and will work perfectly for your 9″ pot. Our large pot comes in a pot that is 8-10 inches in diameter

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Karolina
1 year 6 months ago

How tall is the large plant including the pot?

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Haley
1 year 6 months ago

Hi including the pot it is about 24 to 36 inches.

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Vera
1 year 6 months ago

how tall is the large plant above the pot?

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Haley
1 year 6 months ago

Hi our large including the pot is 23-36 inches tall. Above the pot it is probably around 13-26 inches tall.

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Rebecca Smith
1 year 6 months ago

is this plant pet friendly?

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Haley
1 year 6 months ago

Hi Rebecca,

The Monstera is not pet friendly.

Guest
D
1 year 4 months ago

I am a first time plant owner. Can I just place the black grower pot into a regular planter? Or do I need to replant it and need soil etc.?

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Hillary
1 year 4 months ago

Hi! Yes, it is up to preference! Some customers like to simply just put the plastic nursery pot in a decorative pot and take out when it is time to water or you can just repot it. It is up to you! The most important thing is to ensure that repot into a pot that has proper drainage!

Customer
Brooke Jones
1 year 4 months ago

What are the dimensions of the grower pot for the large plant?

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Hillary
1 year 4 months ago

Hi Brooke, Our Large pot is 8-10″!

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Hannah
1 year 3 months ago

What size pot is the extra large?

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Hillary
1 year 2 months ago

Hi Our XL is in our 12-14″ pot

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V.A.
1 year 3 months ago

How tall is the x-large plant? What is the diameter of the grower pot?

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Hillary
1 year 2 months ago

Hi our XL is our 12-14″ pot!

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Jay
1 year 3 months ago

Hello, what size pot is needed for the XL plant?

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Hillary
1 year 2 months ago

Hi our XL is our 12-14″ pot!

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Sebastian
1 year 2 months ago

I recently had to cut alot of the leaves and stems because I accidently overwatered it. What do you recommend I do? How long will they take to grow back? I have it on the floor near a window with the blinds half way open is that good enough light?

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Harold
1 year 1 month ago

What are the dimensions of the plastic container the plant comes in for the medium/large/xl?

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Hillary
1 year 29 days ago

Hi! Our Medium is our 6″ planter, Larger 8-10″, Extra Large 12-14″

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NATHAN R
9 months 21 days ago

Hi what is diameter of the extra large plant and will it fit in a 10′ pot?

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Hillary
9 months 11 days ago

Hi Nathan, Our XL is our 12-14″ width 10-11″ height planter

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Daniel Munevar
2 months 11 days ago

They will definitely be around 4 feet out of the box. This is a vining plant and without a support, it will always be around that height. If you add a pole to it and tie it up, it will be higher quickly. The XL size is really full and will look great climbing up something.

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Nat
1 month 13 days ago

How soon after receiving the plant should I water it again?

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Hillary
1 month 1 day ago

Hi Nat

We generally recommend watering when the top 2-3 inches has dried out before rewatering.