Philodendron "Swiss Cheese"


The Swiss cheese plant (Monstera adansonii) gets its common name from its large, heart-shaped leaves that develop holes as the plant ages (in a process called fenestration). This makes the leaves resemble Swiss cheese

Indoor Care
The Swiss cheese plant is notoriously easy to care for, and it loves to climb. The plant has aerial roots growing downward from the stem, which brace against the ground or any available support. In the wild, it will use these roots to push itself up onto an adjoining tree or woody vine. When growing it as a houseplant, you can simulate this by inserting a stake in the center of its pot. Providing regular water and food will be your main care task with this plant. You also might need to do some maintenance pruning to keep the plant at your desired size.
Toxicity Considered toxic to humans, cats and dogs if ingested.
Dimensions Available as a small starter in 4" pot, bushy plant in a 6" pot, or a climbing version in a 6" pot with a bamboo hoop for support.

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