Welcome to the quick plant care guide for Swiss Cheese Plant.
This care guide covers the essential elements for keeping your new plant healthy and strong, including watering, feeding, ideal light conditions and any other relevant tips. Our guides may receive additional information over time, so be sure to visit again in the future!
Plant type - Monstera
Ease of care - Easy care
Not pet friendly
Minimum lighting requirements - Shade tolerant, but thrives in moderate, indirect light
Water when top half of soil is dry. Keep soil barely moist in winter.
Feed every 4 weeks from spring to early autumn with a nitrogen based fertiliser.
Yellowing leaves can be a sign of overwatering, ease up on the frequency of watering and make sure that the top 5cm of soil is dry before watering. Curled or cripsy leaf tips can be caused by low humidity or too much fertiliser. If your Monstera doesn't have any fenestrations (holes) it is not getting enough sunlight, move to a brighter spot (remember the young leaves are smooth). Scorched leaves are a caused by too much direct sunlight try moving to a shadier spot. Wipe the leaves with a damp cloth to keep them clean.