Monstera adansonii, Swiss Cheese Vine
Also known as the Swiss Cheese Vine, the Monstera Adansonii is a member of the Araceae family and is native to Central and South America. This plant features lush, heart-shaped leaves with deep green colors and distinct holes or fenestrations that give it its unique nickname. The Monstera Adansonii is a vining plant, which means it can grow long tendrils that will trail beautifully over time, making it a great addition to a hanging planter or trained to climb a trellis or moss pole.
Light: The Monstera Adansonii prefers bright, indirect light. Avoid exposing it to direct sunlight for prolonged periods, as this can lead to leaf burn.
Watering: Water your Monstera Adansonii thoroughly, but allow the top 1-2 inches of soil to dry out before watering again. Overwatering can lead to root rot.
Soil: Use well-draining peat based soil mix.
Temperature: This tropical plant thrives in average to warm temperatures between 65°F to 85°F (18°C to 29°C). Protect it from cold drafts or sudden temperature drops.
Humidity: The Monstera Adansonii enjoys higher humidity levels. If the air in your home is dry, consider using a humidifier or placing a tray of water near the plant to increase humidity.
Fertilizer: During the growing season (spring and summer), feed your Monstera Adansonii with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer every 2-4 weeks. In fall and winter, you can reduce the frequency or stop fertilizing altogether.
Pet Information: Toxic to pets if ingested.