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Swiss Cheese

Adored for its climbing vines and one-of-a-kind, velvety leaves, the Swiss Cheese Plant’s limelight is well-deserved. Growing vines up to 8 feet long, there’s no limit to the creativity + versatility this lush plant can offer.

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SUN

The Swiss Cheese plant prefers bright, indirect light. Sunlight filtered through blinds or curtains at East and South-facing windows is ideal. Keep out of direct light and rotate regularly for even growth.

WATER

Water generously once the top 1-2 inches of soil have dried, allowing excess water to drain out. Reduce frequency during fall and winter. Non-tap water is recommended.

AIR

Mimic a tropical environment with temperatures between 65º-80º and a high moisture content. Provide a regular boost of humidity by:


  • Misting the leaves 3-4x per week with non-tap water
  • Adding a humidifier nearby
  • Creating a pebble tray that lives underneath the pot
  • Placement in a bathroom or kitchen, if lighting is suitable  

PET FRIENDLY

Keep out of reach from curious pets. These are toxic when ingested

AESTHETIC

The Swiss Cheese Plant is a Monstera originating from tropical areas of Central America. This plant is named after the cheese for its many small holes on each leaf (known as fenestrations). Fenestrations allow lower leaves to capture sunlight under the rainforest canopy and are absolutely eye-catching indoors. Swiss Cheese vines will climb vertically when provided with a support system, such as a coco coir pole, and can grow up to 8 feet in height under indoor care. 

HEALTH BENEFITS

Active exposure to and care for plants has many proven wellbeing benefits, such as: 


  • Lower stress levels
  • Improved mood
  • Superior mental clarity and focus

The Swiss Cheese plant’s many leaves are excellent air purifiers, removing common indoor toxins like benzene, formaldehyde, and toluene. Their humidifying capabilities will also help you sleep and breathe better. Keep their leaves free of dust for optimal photosynthesis, oxygen, and shine.

SPIRITUAL INTERPRETATIONS

Monsteras symbolize honor, and respect for long life, manifested by their own longevity. Place them in your home as a reminder to live a healthy, joyous life or gift them to a beloved family member to show them your love + appreciation. 

DIFFICULTY LEVEL

Easy Intermediate Experienced 

WHAT’S INCLUDED

Arriving to you in careful packaging:


  • Live Swiss Cheese Plant
  • Temporary 4-inch nursery pot
  • Care card with tips for success
  • Grounded Office Hours: Complimentary 1-on-1 support from our Plant Specialist

OUR RECS

We recommend a ceramic planter with plenty of drainage to provide ideal moisture balance for your Swiss Cheese Plant. When repotting, keep it in a planter of the same size or no more than 2 inches larger.  


A well-draining soil with amendments such as coco coir and/or perlite will provide a healthy balance of moisture retention, aeration, and drainage.   

 

 

Nature is unique - each plant may vary slightly from the plant shown here. Ceramic planters are sold separately.