Monstera deliciosa in 6" Nursery Pot
Note: Plants and pots sold separately, unless stated otherwise.
A plant for an owner with lots of space, who is looking to create a focal point suitable for any room.
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.
Area of Origin: Mexico
Height: 1 foot
Spread: 1 to 4 feet
Toxicity: This plant is mildly toxic, keep away from children and pets
Light Requirements: This plant will thrive in bright, indirect light. Bright direct light may burn the leaves. Avoid putting this plant in a dark corner.
Humidity Requirements: This plant loves extra humidity. A humidifier, frequent misting or shower is a great way to increase humidity.
Water Requirements: Maintain a regular watering schedule to keep the soil moist but not wet or saturated. Once a week is good. Overwatering may cause root rot.
Fertilization Requirements: Fertilize every few weeks during growing season. Reduce to every 4 to 6 weeks when out of growing season.