You’ve just become the proud owner of a luscious new Cheese plant. But will you be able to keep it alive? Dea / Getty Images Where are you going to put your plant? Getty Images In the living room: it's bright with in-direct sunlight Correct Incorrect In the living room: it's bright with in-direct sunlight Right in front of your bedroom window with direct sunlight Correct Incorrect Right in front of your bedroom window with direct sunlight In the hallway, it’s nice and shaded Correct Incorrect In the hallway, it’s nice and shaded In the bathroom, it’s kind of light and it gets really humid. Correct Incorrect In the bathroom, it’s kind of light and it gets really humid. Correct! Wrong! A cheese plant needs plenty of bright light, without any direct sunlight. Too much direct sunlight can damage the leaves and if it's too dark it can stunt it's growth. What is the ideal temperature for your new plant? Getty Images 16ºC Correct Incorrect 16ºC 23ºC Correct Incorrect 23ºC 33ºC Correct Incorrect 33ºC 9ºC Correct Incorrect 9ºC Correct! Wrong! Ideally your cheese plant should be at a temperature between 18-27ºC with the sweet spot being 23ºC. Anything lower than 10ºC and your plant's growth will be stunted. How often should you water your cheese plant? Getty Images Twice a week Correct Incorrect Twice a week Once a week Correct Incorrect Once a week Once a month Correct Incorrect Once a month Twice a month Correct Incorrect Twice a month Correct! Wrong! You should water your cheese plant every couple of weeks, make sure to check that the soil is completely dry first. Don't drown your cheese, make sure that all the water is being absorbed into the soil and pour out any excess so that roots don't become sodden. You decide to repot your plant – what soil should you use? Getty Images Peaty Correct Incorrect Peaty Loamy Correct Incorrect Loamy Chalky Correct Incorrect Chalky Silty Correct Incorrect Silty Correct! Wrong! A peat based soil is best for good drainage and has lots of nutrients to make your cheese plant grow big and strong. Your Cheese plant's leaves are looking a little yellow, what could have caused this? Getty Images Too much sunlight Correct Incorrect Too much sunlight Not enough sunlight Correct Incorrect Not enough sunlight Over-watering Correct Incorrect Over-watering Low Humidity Correct Incorrect Low Humidity Correct! Wrong! Yellowing leaves are most commonly associated with over-watering. If your leaves are yellowing leave your plant to dry out and wait until the soil is fully dry before watering again. If you know you haven't been over-watering your plant, the soil may need a little fertiliser. The plant is growing aerial roots, what should you do? Getty Images Cut the roots back Correct Incorrect Cut the roots back Push the roots into the soil Correct Incorrect Push the roots into the soil Use a moss stick to attract the roots to cling on Correct Incorrect Use a moss stick to attract the roots to cling on Let the roots do their own thing Correct Incorrect Let the roots do their own thing Correct! Wrong! When your plant starts to grow aerial roots it might be a good idea to use a moss stick to entice the roots to wrap around. In the wild the aerial roots attach themselves onto trees and this is how the Cheese plant climbs. How often should you repot your cheese plant? Getty Images Every six months Correct Incorrect Every six months Once a year Correct Incorrect Once a year Every two years Correct Incorrect Every two years Every three years Correct Incorrect Every three years Correct! Wrong! To encourage your plant to grow bigger you should consider repotting every three years to give your plant the nutrients it needs. Remember to use peat based soil for good drainage. Your Cheese’s leaves are starting to go brown, what should you do? Getty Images Mist the leaves Correct Incorrect Mist the leaves Re-pot to a larger pot Correct Incorrect Re-pot to a larger pot Water thoroughly Correct Incorrect Water thoroughly Move away from the sun Correct Incorrect Move away from the sun Correct! Wrong! If you plants leaves are turning brown this could be due to the humidity levels in the room it's kept. Try misting your plants leaves and putting it into a warmer room.