The Monstera Adansonii, also known as the Swiss Cheese Plant for its holes, is a vining plant perfect for both indoors and outdoors. They are very unique for its hole formations. The formations in Monstera leaves are called fenestrations. It is easy to take care of and is capable of climbing. Once the Monstera Adansonii starts climbing it may produce bigger leaves.
- Plant Height of 4 to 5 inches
- Small – minimum of 3 leaves
- Medium – minimum of 5 leaves
- Large – minimum of 12 leaves
- XLarge – minimum of 20 leaves
- Pot Diameter:
- Small – 4 to 5 inches
- Medium – 5 to 6 inches
- Large – 5 to 6 inches
- XLarge – 5 to 6 inches
Native to Central and South America, this plant is a tropical perennial. The name Swiss Cheese Plant originated from the holes on the leaves resemblance to Swiss Cheese. Once it was brought to Europe, it became a popular and sparked a search for new species. While in Mexico and Peru, this plant has been used to make baskets and ropes. The holes were first thought to be a sign of weakness, however, it is for the sun flecks and for the plant to optimize for photosynthesis.
This Monstera Adansonii for sale in Manila thrives best in bright indirect sunlight. But this vining plant can also tolerate low to medium light conditions. They like their soil well draining and slightly moist. Suggested watering schedule is once to twice a week. Make sure to let excess water drain at the bottom of the pot to ensure thorough watering.
Propagating this indoor plant requires stem cuttings. First, make sure to cut in between nodes to include them. Without a node, they won’t be able to develop roots. Although optional, you can dip the end of your cuttings in rooting hormone. Choose your medium for propagation – water or soil. If soil, make sure to use well-draining soil and care for them as you would with normal pothos. For water propagation, make sure to change the water every week or when needed. Place in bright indirect sunlight and wait for rooting to take place in about 3 to 4 weeks.