Monstera Deliciosa 170mm
Get ready to embrace the lush beauty of the Monstera Deliciosa, also known as the Swiss Cheese Plant or Fruit Salad Plant. These magnificent jungle plants, native to southern Mexico, have captured the hearts of plant enthusiasts worldwide.
- One of the most distinctive features of the Monstera deliciosa is the unique holes in its leaves, which resemble Swiss cheese. This characteristic sets it apart from other plants and adds a touch of whimsy to any space. Whether you have a tiny apartment or a spacious open-plan home, the Monstera deliciosa is a versatile indoor plant that can be grown to fit any size.
- Although they thrive indoors, don't be afraid to let your Monstera deliciosa explore the great outdoors. With the right conditions of shade and ample space, these plants will eagerly spread their leaves and vines, creating a captivating display. And here's a delightful surprise: under ideal circumstances, the plant may even produce flowers that eventually develop into edible fruit, said to have a taste reminiscent of a fruit salad. How deliciously delightful!
- Caring for the Monstera deliciosa is relatively easy. They prefer bright indirect light, but they can tolerate lower light conditions as well. Avoid exposing them to direct sunlight, as this can scorch their leaves. When it comes to watering, it's best to let the top inch or so of soil dry out between waterings to prevent overwatering. These plants appreciate slightly higher humidity levels, so occasional misting or placing a humidifier nearby can be beneficial.
- As your Monstera deliciosa grows, you may need to provide it with support such as a moss pole or trellis for it to climb. This will encourage vertical growth and create a stunning visual effect. Regularly inspect your plant for any signs of pests and take appropriate measures if needed.
- With their large, vibrant leaves and captivating pattern of holes, Monstera deliciosa plants bring a tropical touch to any space. Their adaptability to various environments makes them a popular choice for plant enthusiasts of all levels of experience. Whether you want to create an urban jungle or add a statement piece to your living room, the Monstera deliciosa is sure to captivate and delight.
So go ahead and bring the jungle into your home with the Monstera deliciosa. Let its unique foliage and potential for tasty fruit transform your space into a vibrant oasis that is sure to spark conversations and inspire admiration. Get ready to embrace the beauty and charm of this remarkable plant!
How to care Swiss Cheese Plant :
-Thrives in bright to medium indirect light. Not suited for intense, direct sun but can be acclimated to withstand it.
-Water every 1-2 weeks, allowing soil to dry out between waterings. Expect to water more often in brighter light and less often in lower light (tip: Monsteras can benefit from filtered water or water left out overnight before using!)
-Normal room humidity will do, but prefers humid conditions if possible.
-Put them in a bigger pot to grow them even bigger with bright indoor light! Fertilize monthly to support the growth.
-Once these are very well grown and in a decent size of 170mm and the leaves have already developed the foliage and character- makes them so exciting for the recipient :)
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