Monstera Deliciosa
(Swiss Cheese Plant, Ceriman, Custard Plant, Indian Ivy, Fruit Salad Plant, Mexican Breadfruit)
Light:
Monstera Deliciosas can live in low to bright, dappled indirect light. Prolonged exposure to bright direct sunlight may burn and scorch their leaves. Growth will be slower in low light environments.
Water:
Your Monstera Deliciosa enjoys weekly waterings and frequent misting. Allow the soil to dry out between waterings, especially during the winter - when you might only need to water your plant fortnightly.
Humidity:
Monstera Deliciosa enjoys a humid environment, which is why we recommend frequent misting of its leaves. Alternatively you can place your plant close to other plants, which increases the humidity of the air around them.
Temperature:
Your Monstera Deliciosa does not have any particular temperature requirements, but will suffer if subjected to temperatures below 10ºC.
Fertiliser:
Feed with general houseplant fertiliser monthly during the growing season (spring to summer).
Toxicity:
Monstera Deliciosa is toxic to both people and animals - keep away from small children and pets.
Additional Care Information:
You can easily propagate your monstera deliciosa in water from a stem and leaf cutting. Make sure you cut just below a node on the stem.
The large leaves of the Monstera Deliciosa easily accumulate dust over time. Wipe them clean regularly with a damp cloth
Troubleshooting:
  • Yellowing leaves: suggests your Monstera Deliciosa has been getting too much light or has suffered from moisture shock.
  • Browning leaves: indicates your plant has been getting too little light or has suffered from low humidity.