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Monstera deliciosa - Plant Care Guide

Monstera deliciosa - plant care
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Oh Monstera deliciosa, how we love you!  This gorgeous plant, otherwise known as the Swiss Cheese Plant, is absolutely one of our favourite indoor plants of all time, and it's not hard to see why.  Those unique, perforated leaves are a sight to behold for sure.  

Whether you're new to the world of indoor plants, or a more experienced greenery enthusiast, these beautiful plants are an absolute must for your collection.

We've put together a few tips and tricks to help you care for your beautiful new Monstera deliciosa once you get it home.

DIFFICULTY LEVEL
Easy
It doesn't take much to keep the Swiss Cheese Plant happy.  But they are prolific growers, so it will ultimately need plenty of room to spread out and grow over time.

LIGHT
Bright, Indirect
The Swiss Cheese Plant will do best in bright position with lots of indirect light.  A lack of light will impact on the plant's ability to produce those famous foliage perforations.  But be sure not to place in direct sunlight - this is too harsh and will burn the leaves. 

WATER
Moderate
The water requirements of your Swiss Cheese Plant will depend on the amount of light it receives.  When you water, give the plant a good soak and allow all excess water to drain away from the pot base.  Let the top 5cm of soil dry out before watering again.  Being tropical plants, these beauties will also appreciate the occasional mist to increase humidity.

SOIL
Well Draining
Ensure your Monstera deliciosa is planted in a good quality well draining soil, and your pot of choice has a drainage hole at the bottom.

MAINTENANCE
Give your Swiss Cheese Plant a dose of liquid fertiliser  once every three months or so to keep it in top condition.  You can also give the leaves a gentle wipe with a damp cloth every now and then to keep any dust away. 

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