Young 'Swiss Cheese' Plant
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As a young plant, the leaves may not have split yet, but this will happen as they mature.
Care level - Low
Bright indirect light
Water lightly every 1-2 weeks
Pot Size: 6cm
Plant is supplied in recyclable plastic nursery pot
Thrives in medium to bright indirect light, similar to what you might find on a rainforest floor.
Water & Food
During the warm seasons, water lightly every 1-2 weeks ensuring the soil is always moist, but not sodden. Also feed monthly.
During colder months, allow the soil to dry so the plants' roots can breathe.
Humidity & Temperature
They like normal-to-cool room temperature and humidity, but don't allow the temperature to fall below 10°C. And keep away from dry air.
Native to tropical forests of southern Mexico, south to Panama. It has been introduced to many tropical areas, and has become a mildly invasive species in Hawaii, Seychelles, Ascension Island and the Society Islands. 'Monstera,' meaning monstrous, refers to the size these plants can grow, reaching 20 metres tall in their native habitat.
Its most recognisable feature is the leaf splits, thought to have evolved to allow light to penetrate the lower leaves helping the plant to absorb more light with less energy.