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Buy Monstera Deliciosa | The Ultimate Swiss Cheese Plant for Your Home

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Rs. 99.00
Common name:
Swiss Cheese Plant, Big Monstera, Windowleaf, Ceriman, Split-leaf Philodendron, Monstera
Regional name:
Marathi - Monstera
Indoor Plants, Climbers, Creepers & Vines, Fruit Plants, Shrubs
Araceae or Alocasia family
Semi shade, Shade growing
Normal, Can tolerate more
Primarily grown for:
Flowering season:
Year-around flowering, Flowers in flushes throughout the year, Flowers are inconspicuous
Flower or Inflorescence color:
Foliage color:
Plant Height or length:
More than 12 meters
Plant Form:
Climbing or growing on support

Plant Description:

Native to the forests of the Amazon in south America. A stout foliage climber with unusually large leaves (can grow to very 1.2 meters wide). The holes in the leaves were probably designed to allow excess rain water to go through! Mature plant produces a large conelike flower with strong pineapple aroma. It is one of the most attractive and popular house plants. Dark green leaves, deeply cut and perforated with holes. The flower spike forms a large edible fruit - the fruit is eaten by the natives of the amazon forest. In fact - it is supposed to be delicious - hence the name deliciosa. The fruit requires special handling - do not try to eat it.

Growing tips:

Caring for a Swiss Cheese Plant (Monstera deliciosa) involves providing the plant with the appropriate amount of light, water, humidity, and fertilizer.

Light: The Swiss Cheese Plant prefers bright, indirect light but can tolerate some shade. When grown indoors, place it near a bright window or under fluorescent lights. It's important to avoid direct sunlight, as this can cause the leaves to yellow and become damaged.

Water: The soil should be kept evenly moist but not waterlogged. Water the plant when the top inch of soil is dry to the touch. Make sure to provide drainage to prevent water from sitting in the bottom of the pot. Overwatering is a common problem that can lead to root rot, so it's important to be mindful of the amount of water you're giving the plant.

Humidity: The Swiss Cheese Plant prefers a humid environment. If you live in a dry climate, you may need to use a humidifier or place a tray of water near the plant to help increase humidity.

Fertilizer: You can fertilize the Swiss Cheese Plant every four to six weeks during the growing season (spring and summer) with a balanced liquid fertilizer or slow-release pellets. Be sure to follow the instructions on the fertilizer package for the correct amount to use. In the fall and winter, reduce fertilizer application or stop it altogether.

Pruning: When the Swiss Cheese Plant reaches the desired size, it can be pruned to keep it under control. The plant can also be shaped to encourage bushier growth. Remove dead or yellowed leaves to keep the plant healthy.

Temperature: Swiss Cheese Plant prefers temperatures between 60 and 75 F (16 and 24 C) and will not tolerate frost. They can survive in temperatures as low as 50 F (10 C) but will become less active at temperatures lower than that.

The Swiss Cheese Plant is relatively easy to care for and will reward you with beautiful, glossy leaves and, if you are lucky and your conditions are right, a fruit. Remember to be consistent in your care, and watch for signs of stress such as yellowing leaves, which may indicate that the plant needs more or less water, light, or humidity.


There are a number of benefits to growing a Swiss Cheese Plant (Monstera deliciosa) in your home or office.

  1. Air purification: The Swiss Cheese Plant is known to be effective in removing toxins such as formaldehyde, benzene, and trichloroethylene from the air, making it a great choice for improving indoor air quality.

  2. Decorative appeal: The Swiss Cheese Plant's large, glossy leaves with their unique fenestrations make it a very attractive addition to any room. It can be grown as a climbing vine or as a bush, and can be trained to climb a trellis or moss pole.

  3. Low maintenance: Swiss Cheese Plant is relatively easy to care for, and once established, it requires little maintenance. It's a great choice for people who may not have a lot of experience with houseplants or for those who want a plant that requires minimal attention.

  4. Edible: The fruit that grows in Swiss Cheese Plant can be eaten, it is known as “Monstera fruit” or “Mexican breadfruit”, this aril around the seed is edible and is sweet, taste between pineapple and banana, they are a delicacy in Mexico.

  5. Humidity lover: The Swiss Cheese Plant is native to the humid rainforests of southern Mexico, so it will enjoy the higher humidity levels of your home and help to increase the moisture level in the air which can be beneficial in dry climates.

  6. Stress reliever: Studies have shown that having plants in your home or office can reduce stress and improve mental health. The Swiss Cheese Plant is an especially effective air purifier, so it can also help to improve air quality and reduce the negative effects of pollutants on your health.

Overall, the Swiss Cheese Plant is a great addition to any household or office for its many benefits like beauty, low-maintenance, air purifying properties and a unique fruit. Remember to give the plant the right amount of light, water, humidity, and fertilizer. With proper care, the Swiss Cheese Plant can thrive and add a touch of green to any room.