Growing Zones: Indoors
- Mature Height:
- 4-6 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 3 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- Botanical Name:
- Monstera deliciosa
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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 Fast-Growing-Trees.com is Better
Usually, Swiss Cheese Plants develop their natural holes after one or two years of growth. But when you order from our nursery, you get a fully-developed look, with broad leaves and the signature holes that make Monstera one-of-a-kind. That’s because 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 mature Monsteras go fast. Get the exotic beauty of the popular Monstera today!
Customer Reviews & Photos
It is a juvenile plant. The leaves were a little bended when first arrive. I used a string to tie the stems together so the leaves won’t spread out to much. It’s been almost a month now, and four new leaves have come out! I live in NJ so I spray the leaves every day to keep up humidity. The next step is to prune and keep the leaves in good shape. Still trying to figure it out. Also the shipping is pretty fast. This is my first time buying plant online, but so far so good!
The delivery was a bit off and not well packed but the plant arrived in perfect condition and really healthy! The plant already have 3 new leaves in 2 weeks and growing really fast! My neighbors are impressed by the quality of this plant!
Surprised how it was shipped in a box that did not have much structure, but the plant was mostly healthy and is currently thriving indoors.
Recipient loved the monsters plant, which arrived in great condition and unfurled new leaves in less than one week. Great addition to studio apartment now with home office.
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.
Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however we are currently experiencing delays and could take up to 4-7 days from date of purchase. 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 $15||$11.95|
You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in
Growing Zones 3 & 4. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
Growing Zone Finder.
Some plants are not available for immediate shipment, and delayed delivery is noted.
We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of May 4th|
|Zones 5 - 11||Ships Now!|