SWISS CHEESE PLANT
[Monstera deliciosa] AKA Fruit salad plant. The original trailblazing houseplant enjoying something of a renaissance. With its recognisable perforated leaves bringing the jungle vibe inside, this legend is fairly easy to maintain so long as it has moist, warm conditions and a space to call home.
An original trailblazing house plant, the Monstera deliciosa seems to be enjoying something of a renaissance. With its recognisable perforated leaves bringing the jungle vibe inside, this legend is fairly easy to maintain so long as it has moist, warm conditions and you provide some extra space within your home for it to thrive. Ideal for beginners.
Native to Central America
Positioning + Light Needs
Loves bright, indirect light but will tolerate moderate shade. Avoid direct sunlight.
Water when the top soil becomes slightly dry and reduce watering in the Winter. Avoid over watering your Cheese plant.
I need average to high humidity, so I love to be warm and misted; more regularly in the warmer months and when the central heating kicks in.
Feed me monthly every Spring and Summer with diluted liquid fertiliser.
Re-pot once every two years approximately, early Spring. You may also want to invest in a larger moss pole.
Child / Pet Friendly
No sorry, I'm a little toxic.
Look out for
Leaves yellowing: If your plant has yellowing leaves and they're wilting it's possible your over-watering. If you know the plant has not been over-watered it could mean the plant soil needs fertiliser.
Leaf tips / edges turning brown: Low humidity and dry air is the most common fault here, although a pot bound plant can have the same affect on a plant.
Leaves not forming slits or holes: This is usually due to lack of something which will be light, not enough water or not enough fertiliser. If the plant is tall then you may want to check to see if the aerial roots are in compost and if they're not then place the roots in soil or on a moist moss pole.
Our size guide applies to both plants and planters.
The diameter range for each is based on the following:
Plants: the total nursery pot diameter (exterior measurement)
Planters: the opening diameter (interior measurement)
Plants: The stated height for any given plant is from the ground up, so will always include the nursery pot.
Plant & Planter Fit: To find a planter for your chosen plant, start with the corresponding size category, e.g. plant size S - go to Small (S) planters.
Example 1: your chosen plant size states M | 60 | 21. This is a Medium size (M) with a height of 60cm and a nursery pot diameter of 21cm.
Go to Planters size category: Medium [21 - 29cm].
You will need a minimum planter opening diameter size of 22cm.
Example 2: your chosen plant has a nursery pot diameter of 29cm. Though this falls within our Medium range (21-29cm), you will need to look at 30cm + planters - taking you into the Large Planters category [30 - 39cm].
- We deliver ourselves (no couriers) to London / M25 zone only
- We deliver 7 days a week, including weekends!
- We don't offer next day delivery (you may be lucky though!)
- Just have to have it? If it's a planter OR a large order you especially want and you're outside the M25 boundary, it never hurts to ask!
- Before you submit an order, please consider your building access!
Orders over £50.00: FREE
Orders under £50.00: £6.50
We deliver 7 days a week. Yay!
Delivery lead time: up to 7 working days. *Date availability based on order volume / schedule. We will contact you prior to delivery to check on date / time.
Our delivery team will not ask you to sign for deliveries and will maintain social distancing. We'll look to place smaller orders on your doorstep for you to take indoors. For larger plants that need to be brought inside, we'll be happy to help subject to our building access assessment.
See full Delivery Notes here
PLANTS: We have a 14 day return policy, which means you have 14 days after receiving your plant(s) to request a return.
NON PLANT ITEMS: We have a 30 day return policy, which means you have 30 days after receiving your item(s) to request a return, provided it’s unused with original packaging and in a re-saleable condition.
We love our plants and we want you to be nothing short of delighted with your purchase.
We're with the plants from arrival with us to you, giving them the care and attention they need; so we're confident nothing will come to you sub standard.
If however you’re unhappy with your plant purchase for any reason, contact us within 14 days with your order number for a refund or exchange, provided you’ve been following our care instructions.
See refer to our full Returns Policy here