Monstera adansonii, Monstera Plant, Swiss cheese Philodendron

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Natural Root Stimulant

Natural probiotics, organics, and moisture control gel boost root growth. Invigorates existing plants, reduces transplant shock and accelerates establishment of new plants. This all natural product will not burn roots.

When Transplanting: Apply between new soil and plant so stimulant touches root ball.

For Existing Plants: Apply stimulant 2-3 inches below top of soil.

Use the proper amount for each pot size:
6″ Pot: ½ Pack
8-10″ Pot: 1 Pack
12-14″ pot: 2 Packs

Organic Indoor Soil Mix

Watch your indoor plants flourish with PlantVine’s Organic Indoor Soil. This is our best all-purpose mix for the demanding requirements of indoor potted plants. The perfect combination of quality ingredients provides the ideal amount of water retention, drainage and aeration for a wide variety of interior plants. This is an all natural product containing no artificial fertilizers or chemicals. Each bag contains 128 oz of soil.

Repotting:
6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

Soluble Fertilizer

Great for indoor and outdoor potted plants, this fertilizer quickly dissolves in water, making fertilizing as quick and simple as possible. Just mix 1 teaspoon (scoop included) with 1 gallon of water, and water as normal. Makes 48 gallons.

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Description

Monstera adansonii: General Information and History

Monstera adansonii, also known as Adanson’s Monstera or the Swiss Cheese Plant, is a low-growing perennial vine that thrives indoors in bright areas. This plant can grow up to 3-5 feet in height with large and oval-shaped leaves, dotted with patterns of holes or ‘windows’ that let light and air through and grant it its iconic name.

It is native to the forests of Central and South America, where it grows like a vine across the ground and up trees. It is also suitable for indoor cultivation. It is a great ornamental plant that can serve as a focal point in an indoor environment.

The Monstera Adansonii is a great plant to have if you look for something low maintenance and easy to care for. It can thrive in many different environments and doesn’t require much care from the owner aside from watering and checking for bugs regularly.

Difference Between Monstera Adansonii and Monstera Deliciosa

You might have heard the name “Monstera” being used to describe a different plant. Don’t worry; you’re not crazy! The two plants are very similar in appearance, but the real difference between them is their size.

The Monstera Adansonii is more compact with smaller leaves. In contrast, the larger Monstera Deliciosa is more sprawling, and sports leaves grow nearly two feet wide in the right conditions. The Monstera Adansonii is also more likely to have upright stems compared to the sprawling branches of the Monstera Deliciosa.

How Do I Care For Monstera Adansonii?

Light

The Monstera Adansonii needs bright light, which basically means indirect sunlight. In some cases, this plant will do alright in a low-light environment, but it is best practice to give it as much light as you can.

Watering your Adansonii

The Monstera Adansonii should be kept evenly moist, with occasional watering. Never allow your Monstera Adansonii to dry out entirely for long indoors. The leaves will also wilt if they are not adequately watered, so check them often to make sure they are fresh and green. The leaves have a tendency to curl up when they are under-watered.

But be careful that you don’t water too much! Never allow your Monstera Adansonii to get root rot. Root rot results from the plant receiving too much water and can quickly kill your beloved plant. A too-frequent watering schedule, especially in the winter when it’s not consuming as much water, can lead to soggy roots, fungus, and bacteria. Additionally, plants in low light conditions will consume water slower than plants in bright light.

Soil

The Monstera Adansonii needs rich soil that is loose and drains well. Its roots can also grow quite long, so make sure to give them plenty of room to spread out by giving the plant a deep container or a wide pot.

Also, make sure you have a pot with a hole in the bottom for drainage. Mixing peat moss and/or compost into the soil will improve drainage and fertility, as long as you choose an organic material.

Pests, Diseases, and Common Issues

The Monstera Adansonii will rarely, if ever, have any problems when it comes to pests or disease. However, there are some potential issues you should be prepared for. The Monstera Adansonii can be very susceptible to aphids and mealybugs, as most houseplants are. Hence, it is vital to check for thes. They can spread very quickly and will do a lot of damage to the plant in a short period.

If you have an infestation of either one or both of these insects, you should treat them ASAP rather than letting them spread because this could cause severe damage to your plant. Another thing that could affect your Monstera Adansonii is root rot. Like we mentioned, this can happen if your plant does not have adequate drainage. Too much water will lead to the roots rotting and dying, causing a beetle infestation or other problems.

To prevent this from happening, you should provide adequate drainage for the plant by using a pot with a hole in the bottom and being careful with watering to not over-water. This means that you should never let your Monstera Adansonii sit in water at all, especially when it’s not being watered at that moment.

Pruning you Monstera Adansonii

You should try to prune Monstera Adansonii whenever it gets too tall for your liking because this will force the plant to sprout from peripheral buds, making the plant bushier and fuller. As the plant grows up a support, the higher it gets on the support, bigger the leaves will get. Don’t prune it until you’ve reached the height you want or you can even let it hang back down when it reaches the top to be even more full.

Propagation

Monstera Adansonii can be propagated by cutting off the stem about an inch below where the leaf meets the stem. The cutting will take root and sprout from the bud at the leaf node. Place this cutting in a jar of water (making sure to change the water regularly), and within two weeks, you should see roots growing. Next, transfer the cutting to the soil, and you have yourself a new baby Monstera Adansonii. You can plant your baby in the same pot to grow a more full plant.

Potting / Repotting

You should repot your Monstera Adansonii every year or two into a slightly larger pot than before so that the roots have room to grow. Also, make sure to use a pot with holes in the bottom for adequate drainage.

Additional information

Zone

10b, 11a

Sun Exposure

Medium Shade, Partial Sun

Mature Height

10 ft – 12 ft

Spacing

6 in – 9 in

61 reviews for Monstera adansonii, Monstera Plant, Swiss cheese Philodendron

  1. Anonymous (verified owner)

  2. Esperanza Campos (verified owner)

    Love my plant babies!!!!!! They were packed with care and made it safely to my home. I say this because I’ve purchased plants online and it didn’t go as well. Plantvine sent beautiful HEALTHY plants that are ready to flourish.

  3. April (verified owner)

    I absolutely love it. Came in looking really healthy! Waiting on my Swiss cheese monstera can’t wait!

  4. Troy S. (verified owner)

  5. Karen D. (verified owner)

  6. Erin H. (verified owner)

    Sadly, this little baby did not do well while shipping. 5 stars for customer service for quickly replacing it. Waiting on the next shipment to arrive!

  7. Mary Lou (verified owner)

    Vey nice! Excellent plant!

  8. Niomi (verified owner)

    Plant was tangled at first. Leaves were bunched. Had to spuce them a little. A lot of leaves and new growth as well. Indication that its healthy. Hopefully in time the leaves will set and become relaxed

  9. Julia B. (verified owner)

    Doing okay worried about her a little had some yellow leaves but I’ve been misting and making sure she gets sun

  10. Sam (verified owner)

  11. Dr Anne (verified owner)

    Beautiful plant. Looking forward to watching it grow! 😊

  12. Audra Miller (verified owner)

  13. Cathy Lance (verified owner)

    Loved this plant so much I bought a second one!

  14. Cathy Lance (verified owner)

    OMG! Love it so much I bought another one. Just beautiful and healthy!

  15. Anonymous (verified owner)

  16. Christina (verified owner)

  17. Ms.Vonzella B. (verified owner)

    My plant arrived quite cozy for the trip from Florida to Texas. The size was a bit LARGER than expected and there are a few NEW leaves on the plant ALREADY! Customer service is very helpful and engaging. I would RECOMMEND 😃

  18. Anonymous (verified owner)

  19. Orlando J. (verified owner)

  20. Laura Miller (verified owner)

  21. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Healthy and cute!

  22. Elizabeth Teasley (verified owner)

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  24. Anonymous (verified owner)

    So far so good. My adansonii arrived well-packed and seemingly in good shape. It has been at least a week and the plant is doing well. A few broken leaves but new growth is popping through and I look forward to seeing it grow. A few passengers came with the plant, but they don’t seem to be pests per se but just non-pest bugs (some sort of millipede and other little soil critters). To be expected and easily managed.

  25. Bailey L. (verified owner)

    Beautiful as always!

  26. Mike Reed (verified owner)

    I LOVE IT

  27. Rebecca (verified owner)

    Received my monstera in very good condition and i will order more. Thx plantvine.

  28. Alexander Brooks (verified owner)

  29. Elizabeth Kenney (verified owner)

    Beautiful and healthy!

  30. Alice S. (verified owner)

    Big and beautiful plant. It has already settled in and started putting out new leaves. Very happy with it.

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Why others chose the Monstera adansonii, Monstera Plant, Swiss cheese Philodendron

Beautiful plant

Love the unique look and that it can hang but still bring the color through the Swiss cheese holes 💗 reviews were so great had to try out ordering

What a great deal! Huge, beautiful plant

I already have a Monstera Peru and a Monstera Deliciosa and wanted to add to to my collection of Monstera's. Though technologicly speaking a Monstera Ginny isn't really a Monstera Still think it will look beautiful next to the rest of them.

Rare and beautiful climbing plant

More types of monstera

Instagram post! I fell in love with it at first sight

Monstera Adansonii is one of my favorites because I like Pothos and Monsteras. It’s a cross between the 2.

So pretty

it is an absolute gorgeous plant and easy to take care of!!

Can’t find one anywhere.

I’m a monstera fiend.

This plant is on my dream wish list. It’s beautiful and tropical, like me. (;

birthday gift

Beautiful plant, cleans air

Cute, I have the other swiss cheese plant.

I’m hanging it by the window

just gorgeous and I wanted a plant with drama to hang in one of those pretty macrame hangers or a basket - they are so pretty! Monsteras are my favorite to look at that I have never been able to get my hands on!

All their plants r beautiful and I want them to make my house look tropical.

Great information and pictures with terrific category selections!

Love this plant el excited to add to my list!

Such a beautiful plant- that requires very minimal lighting !

Such a beautiful plant- that requires very minimal lighting !

It’s super pretty. I love all varieties of Monsteras

I've always wanted one and this company never disappoints!!

Have been looking for this baby

I thought this would look amazing hanging in front of my window!

Have bought several plants from this site and everyone of them has been amazing. I buy half of my plants online and they have the healthest most awesome plants ever!

I’ve been looking for this baby everywhere locally, I’m so excited to get her!!

hard to find here

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