Monstera Deliciosa 'Cheese Plant'
When my friend moved away to Ireland she had to let go of her plants and left me a cheese plant, it's doubled in size since then.
When you receive your plant don’t re-pot straight away, give it a week to get used to its new home first. For your plant to thrive, give it lots of light, but not so much that the leaves burn in summer. It needs a moderate amount of water and high humidity. One of the easier to care for houseplants, it will endure less than perfect conditions, but if you want it to grow to a large size it'll need the best conditions. Remember to always remove dead or damaged leaves.
Choose a stem cutting with several nodes or leaves. Some aerial roots are helpful but not essential. You can propagate your cutting in water or soil. Water works just as well as soil and has the advantage of being easier to check progress. Keep your cutting in a warm, bright location. If growing in water change the water out regularly. If growing in soil, give it regular water to keep the cutting moist. It may take a while for any growth to sprout especially if you have taken the cutting during the winter dormant period. When you observe established new growth such as some roots and an unfurled leaf, pot up into a suitable container.
The size of plant you receive will be around 30cm, from the soil up.
Your plant will be delivered in an upcycled pot, wrapped in a Grubber print cloth (much like the one pictured). However, as we only use second-hand materials the fabric may vary. Your plant should arrive looking lovely, but if any leaves are damaged just cut them off. This will do the plant no harm. Of course, we only use peat-free soil.