What is a Swiss Cheese Plant?
Swiss Cheese plant, also known as Monstera deliciosa, is named because of the holes in the large, heart-shaped leaves. They are easy to house plants to care for and are the most popular of the monstera plant.
Switch Cheese plants have healthy, pest-free leaves and branches that love to climb unto the nearest stake or trellis they find.
The plant displays beautifully and it produces larger leaves. However, once the plant matures, the monstera leaves also start getting bigger and broader.
Other Known Varieties of Monstera
- Monstera borsigiana
It is like Monstera deliciosa (Swiss Cheese plant) especially when it is young. However, borsigiana is a bit smaller than deliciosa.
- Monstera adansonni
Also known as monkey mask; has irregular holes in its leaves; easy to maintain.
- Monstera varrogata
Has beautifully spotted leaves; blooms easily in the living room.
- Monstera siltepeccana
Lighter than other monstera; they are harder to find in the tropical region; but exquisite if you can get your hand on one.
- Monstera Variegata
Patterned with white or cream colour and cream, it is harder to find and more expensive.
- Monstera pinnatipartita
Has very large, glossy leaves, but tends to grow slit rather than holes.
- Monstera obliqua
Are a stunning plant hat that has holes but the holes are much larger than the leaves.
- Monstera epipremnoidesis
An easily grown tropical plant that requires little effort indoors or outdoors.