Split-Leaf Philodendron

The Split-Leaf Philodendron, also known as the ‘Swiss cheese’ plant and Monstera deliciosa, is a popular and captivating tropical plant known for its large heart-shaped leaves and rapid widespread growth. Preferring high humidity and moderate to bright light, the split-leaf philodendron is a dependable and sturdy indoor plant cultivated in tropical, subtropical, and temperate environments. The split-leaf philodendron commonly grows to a height between 3’-4’ | .91-1.2 m indoors and can grow up to 30’ | 9 m in the wild. Philodendron leaves spread out with age to a width that may double the height.

Collection of silhouette drawings of a Split-Leaf Philodendron with measured dimensions and a cat for scale

The Split-Leaf Philodendron, also known as the ‘Swiss cheese’ plant and Monstera deliciosa, is a popular and captivating tropical plant known for its large heart-shaped leaves and rapid widespread growth. Preferring high humidity and moderate to bright light, the split-leaf philodendron is a dependable and sturdy indoor plant cultivated in tropical, subtropical, and temperate environments. The split-leaf philodendron commonly grows to a height between 3’-4’ | .91-1.2 m indoors and can grow up to 30’ | 9 m in the wild. Philodendron leaves spread out with age to a width that may double the height.

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Height (Typical): 3’-4’ | .91-1.2 m (indoor)
Height (Maximum): 30’ | 9 m (wild)
Spread: 4’ | 1.2 m; 1-2x spread to height ratio on age
Appearance: Large, glossy, perforated evergreen leaves
Climate: Tropical, subtropical, temperate
Care: Moderate to bright light, moist soil, humidity preferred
Scientific Name: Philodendron bipinnatifidum

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Split-Leaf Philodendron front elevation (multiple plants)

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