The Swiss cheese vine gets its name due to the holey leaves that resemble swiss cheese. It's not known exactly why the Monstera family develop holes but a few theories are that they increase surface area of the leaf to be able to take in those all important sun rays below the canopy or that the holes help strong winds and large raindrops travel through the leaves and reduces chances of damage. Either way and whatever they've evolved for, they look pretty dam cool and is what makes them such a popular houseplant!
|Common name||Swiss Cheese Vine
|Scientific name||Monstera Adansonii
Central and South America
|Growth height||As a vine, these will just continue to grow. Prune to keep growth more compact and lush|
|Water||Let soil dry between watering
|Light||Medium-bright indirect light|
|Toxic when eaten?||Toxic|
|Nursery pot size||12cm|
|Top tip||If you find you're getting lots of brown edges on your leaves - the problem may either be underwatering or lack of humidity. These guys are humidity lovers so if the air is too dry you'll get some browning!|
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