Monstera deliciosa; Delicious Monster/Swiss Cheese Plant
Monstera deliciosa is a huge favourite when it comes to indoor plants. It is the epitome of the jungle look with its big beautifully perforated foliage that creates instant character as the leaves grow out in an irregular shape.
Monstera deliciosa are commonly referred to as:
Delicious Monster or Swiss Cheese Plant
Water requirements for Delicious Monsters:
Delicious Monsters require a moderate amount of water only once the surface of the soil has dried out. Always scratch the surface of the soil with your fingers and allow the soil to dry out between watering’s. Naturally in the colder months you will water less and in the hotter months you will need to water your Monstera deliciosa; Delicious Monster more often.
Ideal Light Conditions for Delicious Monsters:
The Delicious Monster prefers bright light and will thrive near a sunny window out of direct sunlight.
Benefits of Delicious Monsters:
Delicious Monsters can absorb Carbon Dioxide and keep Oxygen flowing through your indoor spaces. They purify the air by removing toxins, help to deter illness, ease tension and lower stress, ultimately creating a relaxed and happy ambience whilst helping you to ultimately work better through improved concentration, heightened attention, enhanced creativity, increased productivity and enriched overall well-being.
General Care for Delicious Monsters:
Delicious Monsters have big beautiful leaves and will look their best when you spray them with a leaf shine occasionally, to give them a shiny luscious look. Find our Pokon Leaf Shine in-store to help you do just that. Additionally, the leaves can grow outward and quite tall which may in turn cause the need for a bamboo pole or some type of support structure to be fixed into the soil, around which the roots and base of the stems can ground themselves. Ensure that you give your Delicious Monster a lot of space to grow and repot into a bigger pot as you see it protruding from its current home.
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