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Monstera Adansonii

SCENTIFIC NAME: Monstera Adansonii

KNOWN AS: Swiss Cheese Vine, Monkey Mask

CLIMATE (LOCATION): Central America | Tropical 

DESCRIPTION: This plant is a small cousin of the Monstera deliciosa. It has leaves with many holes, which is why it is also called the Swiss Cheese Vine. Like its cousin, this plant is a natural climber, but it can also cascade over the side of its container if you want it to. This would be perfect for a high shelf or hanging planter.

Monstera Adansonii Care

Always water your plants, but make sure to let the top inch or two dry out before watering again. This is especially important during winter, when you don't want to overwater your plants.
This plant needs bright indirect light to thrive. If it gets too much direct sunlight, the leaves might burn. However, it can tolerate lower light conditions if you adjust the amount of water you give it and don't expect much growth.
This tropical epiphyte will love a humid environment.
This plant is comfortable in most indoor temperatures, but may complain if it feels cold or too hot.
Adansonii leaves are mildly toxic to humans and pets. Ingestion will cause mouth and stomach irritation, possible vomiting, and skin irritation for some people.
To propagate a Monstera, you need a piece of stem with a node or aerial root. This is easy to spot because it is a brown knob or full on wiggly root sticking out along the green stem. Try to cut just below this node and remove the lower leaves to ensure a clear stem before rooting. This cutting will grow roots directly in water and in just a few weeks! Once the roots are a couple inches long, you can pot it up as you would any other plant.

Hanging Heights

Monstera Adansonii Lighting Requirements: High Light (Bright Indirect Light); Low Light Tolerant

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