Monstera adansonii
Monstera adansonii
Monstera adansonii
Monstera adansonii

Monstera adansonii

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Size 6"

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  • Scientific Name: Monstera adansonii
  • Common Names: Swiss Cheese Plant, Monkey Mask, Adanson's Monstera, Five Holes Plant
  • Native Region: Native to Central and South America, primarily found in tropical rainforests where it climbs trees and thrives in humid conditions.

Light Requirements: Prefers bright, indirect light. It can tolerate some direct morning sunlight but should be protected from harsh, direct afternoon sun which can scorch its leaves. It can also adapt to lower light conditions, though growth may be slower.

Water Requirements: Water when the top inch of soil feels dry. Ensure the soil is evenly moist but not waterlogged. Overwatering can lead to root rot, while underwatering can cause the leaves to turn brown and crispy.

Soil Preference: Prefers a well-draining, peat-based potting mix. A mix containing peat moss, perlite, and some orchid bark works well to provide both drainage and aeration.

Fertilizing: Feed with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Reduce feeding in the fall and winter when the plant's growth slows.

Hardiness Zone: Suitable for outdoor cultivation in USDA Hardiness Zones 10-12. In cooler climates, it is typically grown as a houseplant or in a greenhouse.

Pet Safety: Toxic to cats and dogs if ingested. Contains calcium oxalates which can cause irritation, drooling, and vomiting. Keep out of reach of pets.

Additional Care Tips: Regular misting, placing the plant near a humidifier, or using a pebble tray with water can help maintain adequate humidity levels. Remove dead or damaged leaves to control the plant's size and encourage bushier growth. Repot every 1-2 years or when the plant becomes root-bound, typically in the spring.

Support: As a climbing plant, it benefits from a support structure like a moss pole or trellis to climb and grow upward.