Mini Swiss cheese plant (Trailing Delicious monster)

£18
Botanical name:

Monstera adansonii

Description:

A lush tropical trailing species of the Swiss cheese plant with uniquely heavily perforated smaller green leaves.

Overview:

This tropical trailing plant is native to central and South America and found mainly in Peru. The adansonii species is identified by having a slightly thicker leaf and more leaf than holes and is often confused with the super rare obliqua species which has much thinner leaves and is more holes than leaf. The leaf is truly unique and has caught the attention of many houseplant collectors as being a plant in demand if you are looking for something different. Not the easiest to care for, but certainly a real gem in the collection.

Supplied size:

Supplied in a tall 15cm nursery pot.
Plant size of 40cm tall, inclusive of the pot, and 25cm wide.
Will fit in a pot cover size of 16-17cm wide and 20cm deep. 

Growth habit:

Trailing plant by habit, the plant will trail as long as you allow it to. Stems can be cut at any stage to reduce the length and ends can be used for cuttings to grow additional plants. 

Ideal conditions:

Medium to bright light conditions, but try to avoid any direct sunlight. They thrive in the heat of a bright light position and would benefit from standing on a pebble tray to increase the surrounding air humidity. 

Watering requirements:

Keep the soil relatively moist, but not too wet in the warmer months of the year, and then reduce watering in the cooler Winter months. Occasional misting of the leaves is recommended as they are originally from the tropics and love a higher humidity. 

Health concerns and benefits:

The leaves of this plant, if ingested, are considered poisonous and are best kept away from pets and children. It is also recommended that you err on the side of caution and wear gloves when handling the plant.
It is known for having strong air-purifying abilities by filtering airborne toxins and converting that to oxygen.

Known concerns:

Soft scale and mealybug insect generally evident when there is poor ventilation/air circulation in the room. 
Overwatering can sometimes be an issue if the room is cool.

Any questions?

Please feel free to get in touch with us if you would like to explore further options in sizing; would like more advice on the plant or discuss any concerns regarding any issues you are having growing yours.

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