Soon as you will see this funky plant, its foliage will give you a clear beachy vibe as if you are enjoying your tropical vacay. He is also famous as Swiss cheese plant, split-leaf philodendron and window leaf due to its silky heart-shaped leathery leaves that form deep gaps and oblong perforations when they grow older. He is the only plant that Is not just grown to make your indoors or outdoors pretty but also for its fruit. Bring this ornamental beauty to your home and enjoy the intimate greenery in your surroundings.
Pet Safe: No
Skill Level: I am great for beginners
He is a strong baby who has the potential to survive in low light conditions but he can grow really well by producing more foliage when given medium to bright sunlight indirectly. Don’t even try to cook him in full sun all day because they can’t take excessive sunlight.
He can’t stay in water day long, there should be a proper drainage system within your pot or hanging basket. Keep it slightly moist but don’t make him dry completely. Water him every 6-7 days in summers to keep him fresh and young.
He can thrive in the temperature ranging from 65-80 degrees Fahrenheit equals to room temperature. He is your cool baby so keep him away from heaters, vents and fire places as these things can make the leaves dead or dry out.
As he is a rainforest baby so he prefers humidity levels above 40%. He can survive on less water but don’t ignore him and water him when you feel the top two inches of the soil has become arid. Let the water drain properly.
Planning on to increase more plants like him then we must tell you that it can be easily propagated through layering, or through stem cuttings or in some cases through seeds (If appears). Use a growing medium and yes you are done. Just take care of him regularly.
Feed your baby well with a top-notch all -purpose fertilizer once every month. Try not to over fertilize it. Just take a balanced proportion of a houseplant fertilizer in a diluted form to feed him well. Especially if you will do that in the growing season, he will survive well.
He is sometimes called The Swiss cheese plant because of its large, heart-shaped foliage that develop holes or perforations as the plant ages or goes towards fenestration, making its leaves look like a yummylicious Swiss cheese.
Our plants are procured from our plant nursery in beautiful Southern California and supplied by area, small business, tropical plant growers. We proudly shipp in a custom plant box that will ensure a healthy delivered plant.
Our nursery has partnered with Fedex and USPS to deliver plants across North America. We're so confident in our partnerships that we guarantee that the plant will get to your in tip top shape.
It depends on your location. At this time we are unable to ship outside of the Continental United States. This includes Hawaii, Puerto Rico and Guam. We are sorry for this inconvenience.
Most definitely we ship year around, despite your local weather conditions. However, we recommend at least one Heat Pack per 3 houseplants.
We will generally process your order within 2-5 business days of your order being placed. Holiday shipping times may vary. We package the plants at our nursery in Southern California to ensure safe shipping. Check out our packing slideshow for an upclose idea of how you should expect the arrival of your plants.
When you receive your plant, it has been growing in it nursery pot for some time. The roots are most likely happy in its pot and most plants like to be more root bound. You can either keep your plant in the nursery pot and use a cache pot to match your home decor theme. We offer a variety of cashe pots for sale. Alternatively you can repot your plant but keep a few things in mind.
A 4’’ pot is recommended for plants with not so fibrous or long wide roots. Be careful while watering them so they don’t hold too much water or their dirt gets too wet.
If the roots are extensive and full, you can use a 6’’ pot for planting.
We you use our Brute Tropical Mix , a recommended soil for indoor houseplants or use a standard potting mix but be more careful about watering instructions as this may cause root rot if the soil stays too wet for too long.
The answer to this is when your water is draining out of the pot completely and never really gets your soil moistened. It is then that there are likely more roots more soil. Repotting is usually done once in a year or so.
Make sure to never "pot up" more than an inch on each side and immediately after potting, lightly water your plant.
Important The first lifestyle photo is for purposes of showing your plants potential size at maturity and is not a true representation of what you will receive.
Live plants will have variations in color, texture, finish, and size. While we make every effort to display our plants as accurately as possible, there may be subtle differences from what is displayed online.
Every plant is fragile and the shipping process is not always kind (or easy). Most of the time we get it right, but sometimes we don’t. When that happens, we fix it – be it a damaged plant or pot due to shipping carrier mishandling. Please inspect your package when you receive your delivery. Should your order arrived damaged, please write an email within 48 hours of arrival to firstname.lastname@example.org or message us on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/theplantshanty/ (make sure to include a photo) and we’ll get back to you in couple of hours.
In the unlikely event a plant is received dead on arrival, it will always be replaced with the same or another plant of the same value.