Split Leaf Philodendron


Spit Leaf Philodendron – Easy Way to Bring a Taste of the Tropics Indoors

The Split-Leaf Philodendron, also known as the Swiss Cheese Plant, is an old-fashioned, easy to grow house plant. Just proved bright, indirect light and water thoroughly when on the dry side. Prune as needed. This is an impossible to kill house plant. The large split leaves develop with age.

  • Proper name: Monstera deliciosa.
  • The large split leaves develop with age.
  • Great gift for the home, apartment, office, dorm or den
  • Prefers bright, indirect light or artificial light
  • Keep evenly moist, not wet or dry
  • Edible fruit tastes like pineapple

Are philodendron poisonous to cats or dogs?

Yes! Philodendron are toxic to both cats & dogs. They contain insoluble calcium oxalates. These are crystals that are released when chewing or biting into any part of a philodendron. This can result in oral irritation including swelling of the mouth and tongue, excessive drooling, trouble swallowing, digestive issues and even seizures.

How big do split-leaf philodendron get?

A fairly slow grower but a split leaf philodendron can get up to 3 feet tall and wide.

Is the split leaf philodendron the same as a Monstera plant?

swiss cheese monstera

Despite sharing a name, they are completely different plants. The split-leaf is technically not a philodendron. It was classified as a totally different genus many years ago. The swiss cheese plant has holes in the leaves, they do not 'split'.

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