Growing Conditions for Swiss Cheese Plant
Watering and nutrients
Swiss Cheese plants should be watered about once a week during the growing season and less frequently during the fall and winter. These plants thrive in high humidity.
This is an important part to note when growing a monstera. Regular pruning is necessary to keep the Swiss Cheese plant in shape depending on how much space is available.
Cut off any old or diseased leaves with the use of a clean knife or pruning shears.
Note: It’s essential to wear a glove while pruning a monstera as the plant sap is toxic and on contact with the skin, can cause irritation.
The plant should be at a temperature of 6.0 to 8.5 degrees. If you subject the plant to a temperature lower than that range, its growth rate will decline but it may still grow in fairly good health.
It's not advisable to site the plant in inhospitable environments, as that can completely kill the plant over time, especially in its early growth stage.
Indirect light and shades help in the growth of the Swiss Cheese plant. Therefore, we advise you keep the plant from direct sunlight so as not to cause damage to the plant’s leaves.
It is common to propagate the Swiss Cheese plant by stem-cutting. However, seed propagation is a suitable alternative.
Swiss Cheese plant adapts well to dry indoor conditions at the temperature of 6.0 to 8.5 degrees, it does well with moderate watering about once a week during the growing season and less frequently during the fall. The right amount of light should be provided to the Swiss Cheese plant as direct sunlight will damage the leaves and also not enough light can slow down the growth. To grow them tall, they will have to be trained, which fairly easy when using a moss stick because it grows by climbing.