While I was gallivanting around Europe recently, my daughter DD’s Swiss Cheese Plant was drowning in its pot after heavy rains. Though this is a lovely ceramic pot, it has no drainage holes.
So it was time to transplant it out into the garden.
Mr Spaghetti Legs loves new scents and came along to “help” us during the replanting.
He had to inspect the hole too!
Finally, the Swiss Cheese Plant is safely tucked in its new home, where hopefully it can cope with all the heavy rains still to come in our Cape winter.
Do you know why the leaves split and have holes in them?
Apparently it is to enable the leaf to grow larger and cover a greater area than a solid leaf could. This means that it can receive a more constant supply of the dappled sunlight filtering through the trees, and hence have a better chance of survival. If you are interested, you can read more about it here Leaves with holes in them.