(Solved) How Big Do Swiss Cheese Plants Grow?

Monstera deliciosa likes moderate indoor temperatures of 60 to 85 degrees. It prefers high humidity, but it will adapt fine to dry indoor conditions. If you really feel like nurturing it, you can mist it occasionally to boost humidity—but it’s not entirely necessary. Water a Swiss cheese plant until it runs out the bottom (make sure your pot has drain holes! No plant likes wet feet!), then wait until the top few inches feel dry before watering again 🙈 Don’t overwater—that’s a common mistake with this plant 🙌 Monstera deliciosa likes its soil a little on the dry side. If you like, feed with a balanced liquid fertilizer in the summer, then stop over the winter when it’s not actively growing. [1]
For indoor Swiss Cheese Plants, the two most common pests are scale insects and spider mites. Browning or curled leaves are a sign of a spider mite infestation, while white and yellowish spots on the leaves indicate a scale infestation. You can address both of these infestations with insecticidal soap or neem oil. Swiss Cheese Plants are typically resistant to most diseases, but they can fall victim to root rot, caused by overwatering, and leaf spot, which is a fungal infection caused by too much humidity. That’s why it’s important to plant your Swiss Cheese Plant in a right-sized container with good drainage holes. (emended by Ladora Hamlin on December 31, 2021) [2]
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Houseplantsexpert.com goes on to explain that displaying and growing: These look fantastic in large rooms, hallways, within offices and anywhere else that can cater for their size and caring needs. To grow them tall they will have to be trained, which is fairly easy when using a moss stick. If you don’t have the time or materials to make a moss pole you can purchase them online or in garden stores which is probably a cheaper method. In the wild this plant grows by climbing (climbing shrub) trees (epiphyte) so it gains it’s support and moisture from them – which a moss pole is used to imitate. (emended by Jaylene Arthur on November 14, 2021) [3]
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Thelittlebotanical.com goes on to explain how monstera Deliciosa – it’s such a fab name, isn’t it? It sounds like a Harry Potter spell or a cool, new superhero. When translated, the name makes perfect sense. Monstera comes from the Latin word ‘monstrum’; you don’t need to be a classical linguist to guess that this means monster and is most likely referring to the monstrous size of the leaves. Deliciosa translates to delicious and more than likely refers to the tasty fruit that the plant can produce; said to taste like a cross between a banana and a pineapple (a fruit salad perhaps… that explains one of the other nicknames!). [4]
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Article References

  1. https://www.housebeautiful.com/lifestyle/gardening/a33626165/monstera-deliciosa-swiss-cheese-plant/
  2. https://www.trees.com/house-plants/swiss-cheese-plant
  3. https://www.houseplantsexpert.com/swiss-cheese-plant.html
  4. https://thelittlebotanical.com/plant-everyone-talking-monstera-deliciosa/
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