Growing guide

How to grow Swiss cheese plants

These classic houseplants create a fantastic jungle look with their large, glossy, and often holey, leaves. Over time, these tropical plants can potentially grow to monster proportions, living up to their botanical name of Monstera

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Quick facts

  • These tropical plants like warmth, humid air and indirect light

  • They can grow very large, unless pruned to reduce their size

  • They usually start to produce holey leaves once they are a few years old

  • These plants are poisonous, so wear gloves when handling them, and keep them away from children and pets

All you need to know

Before you get started
Ongoing care
Pruning and training
While we think all this information will be helpful to you, we always recommend to read the instruction labels on your plants.

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