What are Swiss Cheese plants and are they good indoors or outdoors?

Swiss cheese plants (Monstera deliciosa) are a type of large, tropical foliage houseplant native to Central and South America. These plants get their name from the unique pattern of holes in its leaves that resemble Swiss cheese. They have long, glossy leaves with prominent veins and can grow up to 10 feet tall when given proper care indoors or outdoors. The plant produces an edible fruit which is eaten by some cultures as a traditional snack.

Swiss cheese plants do well indoors when given plenty of bright indirect sunlight and enough humidity for it to thrive. When grown outdoors, they prefer warm climates with temperatures above 65°F (18°C). It’s important to provide ample water but avoid overwatering as this can lead to root rot. Swiss cheese plants are sensitive to certain chemicals and pesticides, so use organic fertilizers and organic pest control methods whenever possible.

Overall, swiss cheese plants are a great option for both indoor and outdoor spaces. They bring a unique tropical look to any home while providing plenty of color with their glossy, hole-punched leaves. As long as you provide them with the right amount of light, water, and humidity they will thrive in either setting!