Monstera Deliciosa


(60 Reviews)

Commonly known by plant lovers as a Split-Leaf Philodendron and Swiss cheese plant, it grows naturally in the tropical forests from southern Mexico to Panama. “Monstera” for its ability to get really big by vining up trees and “Deliciosa” for its tasty fruit, your houseplant version will do neither – it won’t grow up your walls or produce fruit in your home. You can, however, manually attach it to virtually anything and it will grow “up”; or it is happy to maintain itself as a floor plant without any support provided you trim it. Its deep-green, heart-shaped leaves offer years of interest accenting some larger furnishings. It can do its thing in relatively low light, but prefers some filtered sunlight from a nearby window.

Plant Details

Size 2-3', 3-4'
Difficulty Easy Care Level
Light Low Light, Medium Light, Bright Indirect Light
Pet Friendly This plant may be toxic to pets

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The Monstera, like its Philodendron cousins in the Araceae family, is pretty easy to get along with.  To keep its leaves glossy and shiny, here’s what you need to know:


This plant is a moderate drinker and can handle moist soil conditions (like it does in the forests of Panama).  It can, however, go for 2+ weeks without watering with the proper sub-irrigation system, but we suggest you check it weekly during the first 6-8 weeks after you get it and during hot summer months. See our watering guide for more information.


Monsteras thrive in medium to bright light, where the leaves will develop their characteristic heart shape and deep splits.  It can be sustained in low-light conditions, but it won’t do its leaf-split thing without good light.  Your best placement is near a window where the plant can get some sun light – east-, south- and west-facing windows are best.  Maintained as a floor plant (not allowing it to climb), it can easily be moved to and from a good light source.


Monsteras likely will not need to be fed during the first 6 months after it has shipped. During this time, it will use the residual nutrients from nursery production. After 12 months, it can be fed quarterly with a complete fertilizer formulated for interior plants. If your Monstera is positioned on a porch in the south, it may need supplemental nutrition sooner than 12 months. Please refer to our nutrient guide for details.


Like its big-leaf friend the Ficus Lyrata, its large leaves are easy to clean and, overall, there are fewer leaves than many other interior plants. Simply wiping the leaves with a wet cloth usually does the trick. For spots where something else (besides dust) has landed on your plant, use a mild soapy solution to wet the cloth; then wipe.


Well…here, it depends on what you want.  The plant can be trained to climb or be maintained as a “floor” plant keeping its stems from growing long and within the bounds of the planter.  For climbing, it will use its aerial roots to cling to many surfaces, but a pieces of wood or sphagnum moss pole works best.  Just direct the stems to the target surface, give it plenty of light, and let it grow.  Alternatively, you can prune the stems back to the base and the plant will produce more leaves at the center of the plant.


Hardly a worry here, the Monstera is not a big target for pests. Scale, mealy bugs, and mites sometimes jump on, but they’re easily controlled by wiping the infested area with a soapy solution. It can take several intermittent cleanings to rid the plant of the pests.


The leaves and stems of the Monstera are toxic to animals (including humans), so do not ingest any part of the plant.  So, if you have a dog, cat, or horse, don’t let them ingest it.

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Customer Reviews for
Monstera Deliciosa

(60 Reviews)
  1. Katherine Verified Buyer
  2. Holly B. Verified Buyer

    This plant is beautiful! I ordered the XL size and it is very large!

    • Sue Waltzer Verified Buyer

      We’re so glad to hear you’re happy with it!
      Thanks – Sue

  3. Donte Johnson Verified Buyer
  4. Rob D. Verified Buyer

    Delivery to my daughter was handled well. She reports that the Monstera was a little droopy post delivery but is making a strong comeback.

    • Sue Waltzer Verified Buyer

      TThanks so much for your orders for your girls. The plants aren’t especially happy in the dark boxes and it takes a few weeks for them to adjust to their new home so if they have any issues with care, please ask them to reach out to me.

  5. zakia Verified Buyer

    gorgeous healthy plant

  6. Ernest Mitchell Verified Buyer

    The plant looks good I like the fast shipping

  7. Bridget M. Verified Buyer

    I have ordered MANY plants from Plantz, and am thrilled! The quality of the plants is amazing, and the customer service is top notch.

    • Sue Waltzer Verified Buyer

      You have ordered MANY plants from us and we really appreciate it. Your new home has got to be filling up! Can’t wait to see the photos!

  8. Daniel H. Verified Buyer

    The plant is beautiful and had several new leaves opening when it arrived. Sue is so helpful and sweet. I highly recommend ordering from here, as I have ordered 5 plantz already and they all come so healthy and full!

    • Sue Waltzer Verified Buyer

      Thanks for the nice comments. The praise really goes to the shipping crew as they do such a great job packing up the plants and selecting the perfect one for you. I have the easy part! Hi to the boys!

  9. Taysha Thompson Verified Buyer

    Thanks for your prompt shipment! It was a perfect Birthday present for my daughter who lives many miles from me! Thank you-she loves it!!

    • Sue Waltzer Verified Buyer

      You’re so welcome! Thanks for your order and the nice comments. I’m so glad we could get her a special gift for her birthday!

  10. DALE S. Verified Buyer


  11. Melissa Greiner Verified Buyer

    Absolutely gorgeous split leaf and arrived in pristine condition.

    • Sue Waltzer Verified Buyer

      Thanks for letting us know!

  12. jean ennis Verified Buyer

    Plant is beautiful. It arrived a day late and it was pulling out of pot on one side so I have tied it to supports outside the pot to help straighten it. Sue provided thorough care instructions. Overall I am very pleased with the appearance and health of the plant

    • Sue Waltzer Verified Buyer

      It most likely didn’t travel the entire way ‘this end up’ like we request so if you’ll pack the soil down around it, that will help to stabilize.
      Thanks – Sue

  13. Robyn Verified Buyer

    Beautiful plant! Packaging was well done and the plant survived its delivery across multiple states.

    • Sue Waltzer Verified Buyer

      Thank you!

  14. Kim J. Verified Buyer
  15. Christine Gaggin Verified Buyer

    Stunning, very full and healthy

    • Sue Waltzer Verified Buyer

      Thanks for letting us know! Enjoy and if you have questions going forward, please let us know!

  16. Elizabeth H. Verified Buyer
  17. Michele Heath Verified Buyer

    This plant arrived super healthy and has grown to live up to its “monster” name! I love this plant so much! If it has more light, it rewards you with the perfect leaves, but if not as much, the leaves look more heart-shaped. I highly recommend this guy!

    • Sue Waltzer Verified Buyer

      Thanks Michele!

  18. Isaac Verified Buyer
  19. Anonymous Verified Buyer

    I received this plant for my birthday. It was so beautiful that I ordered in for my cousin for her birthday! Customer service went above and beyond to make sure the plant was delivered. Thank you!

    • Sue Waltzer Verified Buyer

      Thanks! We’re hoping your cousin loves hers as much as you do yours!

  20. Christa S. Verified Buyer

    Omg, I am in love with this plant! It arrived so full and huge and all the leaves were in perfect condition (and this was during July in Texas!). It’s already sprouting a big new leaf, only a couple of weeks later. Just buy it – it will make your room happy. 🙂

    • Sue Waltzer Verified Buyer

      Awesome! Glad we were able to get it to you safely!
      Thanks – Sue

  21. SolveigLynn Bowers Verified Buyer
  22. Crystal C. Verified Buyer

    Plant is perfection. My experience with this company was amazing from start to finish. Quick and easy online checkout. Staff went above and beyond when I went to pick up my purchase. This company will be the only company I ever purchase plants from. Can’t wait for my next purchase.

    • Sue Waltzer Verified Buyer

      Thanks so much! We’re here to help if you need us!!

  23. maithry84 Verified Buyer

    Im extremely happy with the plant, purchase, shipping and a very detailed care guide I received from Sue. You can tell they really care about their plants when you read Sue’s emails. This huge adorable monstera arrived hale and healthy. 1 month since the arrival it’s doing great. I have had experience purchasing plants elsewhere for similar price range but with such disappointing results. Plantz really has wonderfully healthy plants.. I’ll sure to get more added to my collection soon. Thank you Sue for answering questions with patience.

    • Sue Waltzer Verified Buyer

      Thanks! I have a great team to work with who make sure the plants are packaged well so they make the trip. We’re here to help if you need us for anything!

  24. River Verified Buyer

    This plant shipped pretty quickly and didn’t spend much time in transit. Plant showed up in great health and with VERY clear instructions. They even send you an immediate care list before you even get the plant, so you can be prepared for it’s needs. Very impressed. Would buy again from Plantz!

    • Sue Waltzer Verified Buyer

      Thanks so much. We’re here to help with after care too if you need us!
      Thanks – Sue

  25. Katie Davis Verified Buyer

    My plant came faster than expected in perfect packaging, no bugs, beautiful huge mature plant! Exactly what I wanted!

    • Sue Waltzer Verified Buyer

      We’re so glad you’re happy with it. Our team does a great job at packing these plants for their journey!
      Thanks – Sue

  26. Sally Verified Buyer

    Fantastic plant and packed very carefully!

    • Sue Waltzer Verified Buyer

      Thank Sally! Our shipping crew is the best and they make sure the plants can handle their time with FedEx!

  27. Nivedita Jampana Verified Buyer
  28. Maria Beckman Verified Buyer

    My daughter loves her plant. Sue, was extremely helpful. Was genuinely a pleasure buying from you! Thank you

    • Sue Waltzer Verified Buyer

      Thank you so much. It was a pleasure to help!

  29. Bradley H. Verified Buyer

    Great delivery and packaging. Plant looks good! Very little if any damage, quick shipping. Easy to unpack and care for. Thanks!

    • Sue Waltzer Verified Buyer

      You’re very welcome and thanks for letting us know!

  30. KIZZY KEHOE Verified Buyer

    Love Love Love doing business with PLANTZ!!!

    • Sue Waltzer Verified Buyer

      Thanks Kizzy! You are such a great customer!
      Thanks – Sue

  31. Jie Pan Verified Buyer

    Clean and shiny. Lovely!

    • Sue Waltzer Verified Buyer

      Thank you!

  32. Anonymous Verified Buyer
  33. Joshua Sears Verified Buyer

    Awesome! I received one beautiful healthy plant that is thriving. Packaged Well. Thank You.

    • Sue Waltzer Verified Buyer

      Thanks for letting us know! Our shipping team does a great job packing the plants and we’re so glad you’re happy with it!
      Thanks – Sue

  34. Abigail Verified Buyer
  35. Hannah Smith Verified Buyer
  36. Anonymous Verified Buyer

    Very happy with the plant. It arrived healthy and beautiful. I’ve had it for a couple of weeks now and no loss of leaves and it is showing signs of growing new leaves! All of the instructions from Plantz on how to unbox and take care of the plant was very well done and helpful.

  37. Duane Verified Buyer

    Our Monstera arrived healthy and in perfect condition. The folks at Plantz have packaging down to an art.

  38. Jeffery B. Verified Buyer
  39. Dyna Verified Buyer

    Sue was very helpful and the plants arrived on time and in great condition. Thank you!

  40. Joy Verified Buyer

    I was so excited to get my planet and even paid extra for a 2 day delivery. When I opened the box to find out that a huge leave was broken and several leaves were damaged. I just figured, I could try and save them although they’re not as beautiful as they should be. It’s going on 2 weeks come Wednesday 21st. The plant looks a little better. My pot was split a little on one side as well. I think my plant will continue to grow new leaves but over all, I really like Plantz plants. I truly believe it was damaged through transit.

    • Sue Waltzer Verified Buyer

      Hi Joy – I’m so sorry that you had some damage with your plant during transit. I’ve sent you an email and I’d like to see what happened. Please send me a photo so I can help.
      Thanks – Sue

  41. ellen v. Verified Buyer

    I love my plant! Delivery was so easy and the plant is doing great.

  42. KAREN GIBLER Verified Buyer

    one looks great and the other not so good

    • Sue Waltzer Verified Buyer

      Hi Karen – I’m so sorry. I’m very glad that the replacement we sent is much better. Thanks for letting us know there was an issue!

  43. Blayze O’Brien Verified Buyer

    Three of the taller newer leaves were significantly damaged during transit. I’ve noticed this on other monstera I’ve purchased online so this isn’t so much a PLANTZ issue but something that happens to monstera. The rest of the plant is otherwise great.

  44. Sophia Verified Buyer

    I don’t typically leave reviews, but my experience with Plantz has been phenomenal. I’ve never received such great customer service! Sue reached out when my monstera plant was ready. It shipped and arrived faster than expected. The plant came out beautifully. Plants had great instructional videos on taking care of my plant. I can’t believe a living plant can come out of a box so perfectly! It’s now sitting in my living room and looks great. Thank you!

  45. Derek Verified Buyer
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  47. JEAN Verified Buyer
  48. John A. Verified Buyer

    Absolutely the BEST customer service that I’ve ever experienced and gorgeous plant, I will order from them again!

  49. linda Verified Buyer
  50. Anonymous Verified Buyer
  51. Pauline Sampson Verified Buyer

    Had trouble getting the discount code but other than that, all went well

  52. Wanda Singh-Thind Verified Buyer
  53. Lynette Johnson Verified Buyer
  54. Sherifia H. Verified Buyer
  55. Kirstin Verified Buyer

    Exceeded my expectations! Beautiful, healthy plant.

  56. Suzanne Verified Buyer
  57. Anonymous Verified Buyer
  58. Ashley F. Verified Buyer

    I’m very impressed with how well packaged the plant was for shipping. It arrived in great shape and is a nice mature plant. Would order again from Plantz.

  59. Teresa Colerus Verified Buyer
  60. Lynn M. Verified Buyer

    The Monstera is one of three plants that I ordered from Plantz. It arrived in near-perfect condition (a couple leaves were broken in transit-one fell off and the other is recovering). Other than the two damaged leaves it looks just like the online picture. Actually, I think mine is fuller and more beautiful than the pictured Monstera. Will Stone, Greenhouse, and Sue Waltzer, customer service, have helped me from my pre-order decision-making through the ordering, unboxing and setting up. They are the greatest! I would recommend Plantz and Plantz personnel to everyone!

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