Definition of Swiss cheese plant in English:

Swiss cheese plant


  • A large monstera with perforated leaves (supposedly resembling the holes in a Swiss cheese), popularly grown as a houseplant while young, and with creamy spathes followed by pineapple-flavoured fruit when mature.

    Monstera deliciosa, family Araceae

    • ‘Popular plants such as weeping figs and the Swiss cheese plant are ideal.’
    • ‘I bought a swiss cheese plant from a local nursery about a year ago.’
    • ‘I got a tiny offshoot of what might be a swiss cheese plant.’