The Swiss cheese plant gets its name from its large, heart-shaped leaves, which as it ages, become covered with holes that resemble cheese. It is part of the Araceae family native to South and Central America, is easy to grow and loves to climb.
The Swiss cheese vine is a tropical ornamental that has aerial roots growing downwards from the stem. These roots easily reach the ground, giving this plant a vine-like tendency. These climbers have striking, perforated deeply green leaves that will make you the envy of any plant collector worth their sphagnum peat. The Swiss cheese vine plant does not tolerate frost, so this should be considered before planting. Most often the plant can be grown as a container plant indoors and performs well when grown on poles or in baskets.