Swiss Cheese Plant Reviews
Description:Swiss-cheese plant is a popular indoor ornamental because of its ability to withstand the wide range of conditions encountered in the home. The leaves can cause problems if chewed by humans or family pets. Experimental rats and mice died after they were fed ... more
Swiss Cheese Plant ... plant extracts. General symptoms of poisoning are: aphonia (loss of voice), blistering, hoarseness, irritation of the mouth and urticaria (an allergic disorder characterized by raised edematous (watery swelling) patches of skin) accompanied by intense itching. Monstera deliciosa (also called Fruit Salad Plant, Ceriman, Monster fruit, Monsterio Delicio, Monstereo, Swiss Cheese Plant, Mexican Breadfruit, Monstera, split-leaf philodendron and Windowleaf) is a creeping vine native to tropical rainforests from southern Mexico south to Panama. Monstera deliciosa is commonly grown as a houseplant for decoration, typically in hotels, restaurants and offices, as well as in private homes. It grows best at a temperatures of 20 °C to 30 °C, requires high humidity, and needs shade. Growth ceases below 10 °C and frost will kill it. It flowers around 3 years after it is planted in ideal conditions, and takes 1 year longer for the fruit to ripen. Flowering is rare when grown indoors. The plant can be transplanted by taking cuttings of a mature plant or by air layering.
Newest Review: ... as much as 50 cm in length. As the plant is a climber in the wild, in houses the Swiss Cheese Plant grows best if given ... more
Customer Swiss Cheese Plant Reviews (3)
by - written on 29/03/11 (Very useful, 873 readings)
The Swiss Cheese Plant, Monstera delicosa, was originally a climber from the tropics. It's a very easy to grow and propagate house plant in this country, and is generally unfussy about conditions, being able to tolerate relatively low light levels as in the wild, it typically grows in the understory of the forest. The plant has large, glossy green leaves that are individually up to 60 cm long, which when mature have very distinctive cut edges, and natural rounded holes all over the surface - hence the 'Swiss Cheese' name (I believe this feature has something to do with the plants being adapted for rainforest conditions, where the cuts and holes allow water to ... Read the complete review
by Rob - written on 04/11/06
We have two Swiss Cheese plants (one a cutting from the other, and have the continual problem of how to support the very heavy stems & leaves. Canes in the pot are not sturdy enough, and other poles are not well enough supported by just a foot of compost. Any ideas? I'm considering a tripod of poles on the floor next to the pot right now.
by - written on 06/09/01, updated on 25/02/02 (Very useful, 30677 readings)
The Swiss Cheese plant (Monstera Deliciosa), as its more common name suggests, really was named after Swiss cheese! It acquired this name because of it's large, heart shaped leaves that are dotted with long holes from the edge to the middle of the leaf, thus a connection with the cheese. However, young plants tend to produce fully formed leaves, the holes only emerging with age. So if your own plant is looking more like a plain old cheddar than it's exotic cousin don't worry, given time it will soon start to look as though a giant moth has been to work on it. Originating from the rain forests of Mexico and tropical America, Monstera is a tall, ... Read the complete review