<b>Monstera deliciosa</b>, also known as the Swiss cheese plant, is a tropical vine native to Central and South America. It is a popular houseplant due to its striking appearance, which includes large, glossy green leaves that are deeply lobed and perforated, giving them a distinctive Swiss cheese-like appearance.
Here are some key facts and <b>care tips for Monstera deliciosa</b>:
Monstera deliciosa prefers bright, indirect light, but can tolerate lower light levels. Direct sunlight can scorch the leaves.
Water when the top inch of soil feels dry, but do not overwater as this can lead to root rot. In general, Monstera deliciosa prefers slightly moist soil.
Monstera deliciosa thrives in high humidity, so it's a good idea to mist the leaves regularly or use a humidifier.
Monstera deliciosa prefers temperatures between 65-80°F (18-27°C).
Use well-draining soil that retains some moisture but doesn't become waterlogged.
Feed Monstera deliciosa with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer once a month during the growing season (spring and summer).
<b>Monstera deliciosa</b> can be propagated by stem cuttings or by air layering.
Monstera deliciosa is toxic to pets and humans if ingested, so it's important to keep it out of reach of children and pets.
Overall, Monstera deliciosa is a <b>fairly easy houseplant</b> to care for as long as you provide it with the right conditions. It can grow quite large over time, so make sure you have enough space for it to spread out.
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