Monstera deliciosa in 5" Nursery Pot
A plant for an owner with lots of space, who is looking to create a focal point suitable for any room. Note: Product is slightly smaller than pictured.
The Monstera Deliciosa plant is also known as the Swiss Cheese Plant because as it ages, it develops unique holes and splits (called fenestration) in its large heart-shaped leaves, making them resemble swiss cheese. These notches occur as a healthy preventative measure against the heavy rain and wind so common to its natural habitat. A tropical plant native to the Mexican rainforest, the Monstera Deliciosa quickly grows lush and glossy. Under ideal conditions, it can bloom white flowers and sprout edible fruit.
The Monstera Deliciosa prefers high humidity, but is easy-going with lighting conditions. However, while it won’t kill the plant, low-light will impact the growth of a Monstera Deliciosa significantly. This plant needs weekly watering, but prefers to dry out between these sessions, so as to prevent root rot.
The fast-growing and expansive nature of a Monstera Deliciosa is a striking reminder that you aren’t all alone, at least not when you have such a lively companion. Overall low-maintenance, a Monstera Deliciosa is an ideal roommate, that is if you don’t mind surrendering some of your space.