Philodendron pertusum (Monstera)
Swiss Cheese Plant, Mexican Breadfruit
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The iconic Monstera has a devoted following for its huge glossy leaves, which display stunning perforated shapes in maturity. Originally hailing from Mexico, this is a statement house plant that will fill out into a huge specimen given adequate care and something to climb.
Surprisingly tolerant of a shadier position, it will nevertheless grow more vigorously in bright indirect light - especially when fed throughout the sunnier months. Allow the soil to dry out several cm between waterings and ensure good drainage. This is a jungle plant, so humidity is definitely preferred - keep away from drying heat sources and drafts.
Formerly known as Monstera deliciosa, in the wild in bears large delicious edible fruits. The foliage has evolved its mature slices and holes as an adaption to allow light through to its lower leaves as it grows up the trunks of dense tropical forests.
Philodendron pertusum (Monstera) Identification Sheet
- Southern Mexico
- Species / Cultivar
- Pertusum (Monstera)
- Common name(s)
- Swiss Cheese Plant, Mexican Breadfruit
- Full sun to part shade
- Keep the soil moist but do not allow the soil to dry out, give water once a week.
- Eventual height
- over 30 m (90 ft); about 2 m inside ( Unlikely to grow its space)
- Temperature range
- Ideal temperature 18 to 22 degrees Celsius, moderate humidity (50 – 60 %)
How often should I feed my house plants?
With some house plants, you can feed them according to the label on the feed. It may look like it's not enough and you could be tempted to add more than the recommended dose, but do remember that the correct dosages will prevent the roots from getting burned from too much concentration.
As a rule of thumb, once a month, a mild solution of a balanced organic fertiliser is ideal to be applied in the growing season.
How often should I water my house plants?
Watering houseplants is always a tricky business. Some love to have their soil moist at all times, others like to be on the drier side. Also, every home is different and winters are not the same as summers.
Conditions differ throughout the year, all over the country and plants have different preferences.
Make sure you read the care instructions that come with the plant and adjust that according to your home.
We can guarantee that the plants leave our nursery disease free, but weather and local conditions might affect their survival. Make sure you always make an informed purchasing decision.
The plants that leave our nursery are in the best condition, free of disease. Kept in adequate conditions (positioning and care), the plants are guaranteed for 3 months if they are planted in the ground or one year if they are kept in their original pots. Return policy applies only to plants that are in their original pots.
Due to the nature of the consignments, the courier's drivers are not insured to carry goods through your property. The standard delivery location is the border of your property or the entrance of a communal space. If other arrangements need to be made, please get in touch with us as soon as the order is placed. Vouchers and small boxes can be posted through the letterbox, provided there is unrestricted access to it.
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An inevitable problem encountered by growing palms indoors is the amount of dust that builds up on the leaves over time.
The soil in the pots should be kept moist and never be allowed to dry out. During the summer months you will be watering as much as twice per week to maintain moisture levels, whereas in winter you should water sparingly.