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Monstera

What you need to know about Monstera

Name: Swiss cheese plant, fruit salad plant, Mexican breadfruit, split leaf philodendron, Monstera deliciosa, Swiss cheese vine

Height: can reach between 10–20m high with adequate support

Foliage: juvenile foliage is smaller, and entire, adult foliage is larger and perforated.

Climate: prefers a warm-temperate, tropical or mild growing environment outdoors, but will easily adapt to most indoor conditions.

Soil: a premium potting mix should always be used indoors. A moist, humus-rich but well-drained soil is preferred outdoors.

Position: a partially shaded position under trees outside, or in bright indirect light indoors.

Feeding: use a controlled-release fertiliser in spring and a water-soluble fertiliser every month from spring to late summer.

Watering: keep moist during summer but allow the potting mix or soil to dry out between waterings.