Our beautiful Monstera set! We absolutely love the full shape and wonderful foliage of these houseplants! This set has a 50cm tall Monstera Deliciosa with a baby Monstera Adansonii, both in elegant Deep Blue or Sorbet Green pots. We love the Swiss Cheese Plant so much that it features in our logo!
Monstera deliciosa, also known as the "Swiss Cheese Plant," is a popular houseplant loved for its unique foliage and tropical vibe.
Native to the rainforests of Central and South America, Monstera deliciosa was first discovered by Swiss botanist Heinrich Wilhelm Schott in the mid-1800s. The plant can grow up to 70 feet tall in its natural habitat, but it typically reaches around 6-8 feet as a houseplant. The plant features large, glossy green leaves perforated with large, irregular holes and notches, giving it a distinctive appearance. Monstera deliciosa is an easy-to-care-for plant that thrives in bright, indirect light and warm, humid conditions. It prefers well-draining soil and regular watering, but it can also tolerate some periods of drought. The plant is also known for its air-purifying properties, making it a great addition to any indoor space.
Monstera deliciosa became popular as a houseplant in the 1970s and 1980s thanks to its distinctive appearance and ease of care. Its large, sculptural leaves and unique silhouette made it a staple of modern interior design, and it was frequently featured in home decor magazines and on television. Its popularity has endured and remains a favourite among plant enthusiasts today.
In addition to its aesthetic appeal, Monstera deliciosa is also valued for its edible fruit, which tastes like a combination of pineapple and banana. The fruit takes several years to mature on the plant and is not commonly produced in indoor settings. However, the plant's unique foliage alone is enough to make it a highly sought-after houseplant.
If you decide to give this interesting houseplant duo as a gift, we can include a free, handwritten card - specify your message at the basket stage of delivery, and we’ll do the rest! We won’t give the game away with paperwork or prices, so it’ll be a wonderful surprise!
Swiss Cheese Monstera care
Monstera is easy to care for and suitable for beginners.
How should I water these houseplants?
Water when the top few inches of soil feel dry to the touch, soak through and leave until dry again. Be careful to ensure the plant isn’t left sitting in water as it won’t like that!
Should I feed these houseplants?
You can water once a month during spring and summer; try our vegan, organic plant food.
Is this plant toxic to pets?
Yes, this could cause problems if a pet nibbled it.
What size are these houseplants?
W12cm x H50cm monstera in a 14cm vibes pot, 6cm baby monstera adanosii in a 7cm vibes pot
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