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Monstera Adansonii 'Swiss Cheese Plant'

Sale price$15.00

Monstera Adansonii, commonly known as the Swiss Cheese Plant, is a captivating addition to any indoor plant collection, known for its unique, perforated leaves that resemble Swiss cheese. This tropical perennial, hailing from Central and South America, thrives in warm, humid environments and has gained immense popularity among houseplant enthusiasts for its aesthetic appeal and relatively easy care. In this guide, we will delve into the essential aspects of Monstera Adansonii care, propagation, common problems, and its benefits, ensuring you have all the knowledge needed to nurture this exotic beauty.

Care Essentials


Monstera Adansonii flourishes in bright, indirect light. It's adaptable but avoid direct sunlight, which can scorch its leaves. A north or east-facing window is ideal, providing the perfect balance of light and shade.


Consistency is key. Water when the top inch of soil feels dry, typically once a week, but adjust based on humidity and temperature. Over-watering can lead to root rot, so ensure your pot has good drainage.


This tropical plant loves moisture in the air. Aim for 60-80% humidity. Regular misting, a pebble tray with water, or a humidifier can help maintain an ideal environment.


Keep your Swiss Cheese Plant in a warm setting, with temperatures between 64°F and 81°F (18°C - 27°C). Avoid sudden temperature drops and cold drafts.


A well-draining, peat-based potting mix is perfect. Incorporate perlite or orchid bark to enhance drainage and aeration.


Feed your plant monthly during the growing season (spring and summer) with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer. Reduce feeding in fall and winter.

Propagation Techniques

Propagating Monstera Adansonii is straightforward. Stem cuttings are the most effective method:


Select a healthy stem with at least one leaf and node (where leaves and roots grow).


Place the cutting in water or moist soil, ensuring the node is submerged. Provide indirect light and warmth.


Once roots develop, plant your cutting in a pot with suitable soil. Water thoroughly.

    Common Issues and Solutions

    Yellowing leaves:

    Often a sign of over-watering. Let the soil dry out more between watering.

    Brown, crispy leaves:

    Under-watering or low humidity. Increase watering frequency slightly and boost humidity around the plant.


    Watch out for spider mites and mealybugs. Regular inspections and wiping leaves with neem oil can prevent infestations.

      Benefits of Monstera Adansonii

      Beyond its visual charm, the Swiss Cheese Plant offers several benefits:

      Air purification:

      Like many indoor plants, it helps remove pollutants from the air, contributing to a healthier living environment.

      Mental wellbeing:

      Caring for plants like Monstera Adansonii can reduce stress and enhance mood, making it a rewarding hobby.


        Monstera Adansonii, with its distinctive leaves and easy-going nature, is a must-have for plant lovers. By providing the right balance of light, water, and humidity, you can ensure your Swiss Cheese Plant thrives, bringing a touch of the tropics to your home. Whether you're a seasoned gardener or a novice, the Monstera Adansonii is a rewarding plant that grows with you, offering beauty and a sense of achievement as you watch it flourish.

        The Adansonii is a funky variation of the crowd-favourite Monstera. They are known for the holes within their foliage, which actually exist to allow the plant to withstand strong winds without becoming damaged.

        These funky fella LOVES to climb, so mounting it on support will encourage it to produce larger leaves. Although, without a pole, it will vine similar to a philodendron which makes it a great option for a wall planter (like our WallyGrows) or hanging pot.

        Fun fact: this is also referred to as the Monkey Mask Monstera.

        PLANT CARE
        🌞 Medium to Bring Indirect Light.
        💧 Let the top 1”- 2” soil dry between watering. Saturate fully when watering.
        🌱 Well draining soil with drainage holes
        🐾 Toxic to Pets.


        Customer Reviews

        Based on 1 review
        Taylor Booth
        Very beautiful

        My swiss cheese plant is so healthy and beautiful. Very happy with my purchase