Monstera Adansonii 18cm Pot
Common Name: Swiss Cheese Delicious Monster
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Monstera adansonii, commonly known as Swiss Cheese Vine or Monkey Mask, is a popular vining plant belonging to the Araceae family. It is highly valued for its unique foliage, featuring fenestrations (natural holes or splits) in the leaves.
Appearance: They have heart-shaped leaves that are typically dark green and covered in intricate patterns of holes and splits. The fenestrations can vary in size and shape, giving the plant a distinctive and decorative look. The leaves have a glossy texture and can grow to be several inches long.
Growth Habit: Monstera adansonii is a vining plant that can climb or trail, depending on its support. It produces long, trailing stems with aerial roots that allow it to cling to surfaces and climb trees in its natural habitat. It can also be grown in hanging baskets or trained on trellises and moss poles.
Lighting Requirements: The plant thrives in bright, indirect light. It can tolerate lower light conditions but prefers a well-lit location. Avoid exposing it to direct sunlight for extended periods, as it can scorch the leaves. Placing the plant near a window with filtered light is ideal.
Temperature and Humidity: This plant prefers average to warm temperatures between 18-29°C. It can tolerate slightly cooler temperatures but should be protected from drafts and temperature extremes. they appreciate moderate to high humidity levels, so misting the leaves or using a humidifier can be beneficial.
Watering: Keep the soil of the plant evenly moist but not waterlogged. Water the plant when the top inch (2.5 cm) of soil feels slightly dry.
Soil and Fertiliser: Use a well-draining potting mix that retains some moisture. A mixture of peat moss, perlite, and potting soil is commonly used. Fertilise the plant during the growing season (spring and summer) with a balanced, water-soluble fertiliser diluted according to the package instructions.
Pruning and Maintenance: Prune to control its size and shape. Remove any yellowed, damaged, or leggy stems to maintain the plant’s appearance and overall health. Regularly dust or wipe the leaves to keep them clean and promote healthy growth.
Swiss cheese monsters are a visually striking plant that can add a touch of elegance and tropical vibes to your indoor space. With its unique fenestrated foliage and vining growth habit, it is highly sought after by plant enthusiasts. By providing the right care and conditions, you can enjoy its beautiful leaves and potentially witness its trailing vines climbing and cascading in a captivating manner.
Swiss Cheese Monster 18cm Pot