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The Real Monstera, Not the Fake
Why Monstera Plants?
Heart-shaped, glossy leaves lend a full look to Monstera deliciosa, also known as the Swiss Cheese Plant. The leaves on the plant’s vibrant, robust silhouette develop natural holes, hence its nickname, for a unique, signature touch that sets Monstera apart from other indoor varieties.
The Monstera is native to tropical rainforests, where its iconic foliage allows the sun to reach the forest floor. Now, you get the exotic look of the tropics in your homescape with your Monstera, which is sized perfectly for the indoors yet still offers vivid color and volume.
And it’s adaptable to indoor conditions, thriving in bright, indirect light, or fluorescent lighting. This, plus the fact that it’s tolerant to missed waterings, means it’s ideal for any grower, from novices and frequent travelers to seasoned plant experts.
Why FastGrowingTrees.com is Better
We've planted and nurtured your Monstera for several months before shipping to ensure you get a healthier look and huge results instantly. Now, your Monstera arrives at your door with an impressive, commanding presence indicative of its tropical origins.
Other nurseries sell Monsteras that aren’t even bred to have the characteristic holes that have put this plant in such high demand. In fact, many sell a relative of the Monstera, the philodendron – when you get your Monstera from Fast Growing Trees, you get the real Monstera…not the philodendron!
We’ve nurtured your Swiss Cheese Plant to perfection, so once it's shipped, the only work for you is finding the perfect location. But don’t wait…these Monsteras go fast. Get the exotic beauty of the popular Monstera today!
Looking for more house plants to add to your collection? Check out our guide to popular types of house plants.
Planting & Care
1. Planting: Your Monstera will grow best in a bright spot with high humidity and moist, well-drained soil. But it will tolerate some low light and direct sunlight on its leaves since it grows indoors. The best place for your Swiss Cheese Plant is near a South-facing window. When you're ready to plant, ensure you select a pot that is approximately 12 to 14 inches in diameter, with proper drainage holes.
FGT Tip: You can place your pot on top of a base with stones to prevent spills and allow for easy moisture containment.
2. Watering: Spritz Monstera leaves with water in the dry winter months or throughout the year if you live in a dry climate, especially since it loves humidity. We also recommend watering your Swiss Cheese Plant once a week – water when the soil is dry at about 2 inches deep, and water until you see it flow from the drainage holes.
3. Fertilizing: Feed your Monstera Plant with a water-soluble fertilizer once in the spring and every month in the summer.
FGT Tip: The leaves of your Monstera may collect dust, so be sure to keep your tree healthy by wiping down the leaves as needed with a dust cloth.
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $149||$19.95|
|$149 +||FREE SHIPPING!|
|Mature Height:||4-6 ft.|
|Mature Width:||3 ft.|
|Botanical Name:||Monstera deliciosa|
|Does Not Ship To:||AZ|
|Grows Well In Zones:||Indoors|
|Your Growing Zone:||#|
Growing Zones: Indoors
Customer Reviews & Photos
Arrived in good shape other than 3 damaged leaves. Doing well.
Better than expected
This plant has changed my life. It’s larger, healthier, and even more beautiful than I expected for a mail order houseplant. It was packaged very securely. This plant is enough to enjoy for a lifetime, but a lifetime is it not enough to enjoy this plant.
The plant was rather short. A fair amount of dirt had emptied out of pot with the plant. The plant arrived in good condition.
We're so sorry to hear how your plant arrived but glad it seems to be doing well! Please reach out to us with any questions or concerns!
Healthy, traveled well
This was my first purchase from Fast Growing Trees and I am very satisfied. I ordered 3 plants, one of which was this Swiss Cheese plant. The photos were taken 2 weeks after arrival. I added some potting soil, watered lightly and set it out in the sunshine the day the plant arrived but have done nothing else since. As you can see, there are new leaves unfolding already. The plant is healthy, vigorous and lovely - well worth the wait (I ordered in January and it arrived in Zone 7 in late March). Very happy with my purchase.
Love this plant
Beautiful, healthy plant!!