This Monstera Pertusum XXL is the ultimate large indoor plant for every urban jungle. The Swiss cheese plant has beautiful heart-shaped leaves, that split as the plant ages. These characteristic incisions have made the Monstera one of the most popular plants today! This large plant not only good-looking, but also quite useful thanks to its strong air-purifying effects. It produces extra oxygen and breaks down harmful substances, creating a healthier living environment. And the plant hardly asks for anything in return. The Monstera is very easy to maintain. It’s the perfect plant if you haven’t got a green thumb or when you’re in need of an office plant, for instance.
Did you know that the Monstera pertusum can transform into an epiphyte – also known as an airplant? That’s because the Swiss cheese plant has aerial roots. These are brown strands that appear on the plant over time, which they use to attach to trees or rocks. It tends to grow to such high places to get more sunlight. The aerial roots also allow the plant to receive more nutrients from his environment (oxygen, rain water). It can even get as much nutrition through these roots, that the ground roots are no longer necessary. At this point, the Swiss cheese plant becomes an epiphyte, and can climb up to 65 feet high! As an indoor plant, this Monstera will naturally not start climbing all around the living room. However, the aerial roots are still quite useful indoors. You can improve the plant’s growth by steering its aerial roots to the potting soil. This allows the plant access to more nutrients, and you’ll notice it will start to form new leaves faster than usual.
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Monstera plant care
The Monstera is relatively low-maintenance, but caring for this specific XXL plant is even easier! This large Mostera Pertusum is potted with so-called semi-hydroponics; clay granules that absorb water are added to the soil, providing the plant with a continuous water level. This allows you to give a multiple liters of water at once, without overwatering it. The semi-hydroponics allow the water to be released gradually, so you won’t need to worry about watering it for quite a while afterwards. A water meter is included, making it very easy to check when this large plant needs to be watered again. A positive side effect of this continuous water level is an increase in humidity, which makes the air feel more pleasant for the Swiss cheese plant. Lastly, a water meter is included, making it very easy to check if this large plant needs water!
Don’t water the plant until the water meter indicates that you should, and spray the leaves regularly.
Place the plant in a light spot, but not in direct sunlight.
Plants and health:
In order for your house to become a home – a place where you can truly unwind – we believe the addition of plants to be indispensable. Plants are much more than just a nice addition to your interior; they actively break down harmful substances and turn CO₂ into oxygen. Because we believe that everyone is entitled to a beautiful and healthy living environment, we are happy to share our green must-haves with you!
Will my plants be potted before delivery?
If you purchase a plant-pot combination, they will be delivered separately. Potting our plants is very easy! You can repot a plant from the plastic growers’ pot into the pot. You might add a layer of hydro grains, which will allow room for excess water to drain. If the pot is large enough, you could also simply place the plant with the growers’ pot in it. Is the growers’ pot a bit higher than the pot? That’s an easy fix. The growers’ pot is easily removed, after which you can press down the soil a bit. Wondering you have to do the potting yourself? Well, by delivering the pot and plant separately, we can pack both extra carefully. This way, we ensure they are both delivered in a perfect condition.
Our plants are delivered fresh from the grower. They make a quick pit stop at our distribution centre, where they are carefully packaged in a plant-friendly box. After packaging, your plants are sent straight to your home!
Because plants are living products, they are never exactly identical to the pictures shown on our website. Height measurements and shapes may differ due to weather conditions, for example.
Do you have questions about your plant? The Green lifestyle store team is more than happy to help!