Monstera Adansonii Care Guide Monstera Adansonii Care Guide

Monstera Adansonii Care Guide

Learn how to care for this easy, quick growing tropical houseplant!

Monstera adansonii, also known as the Swiss cheese plant, is a stunning tropical houseplant that is an easy care addition to your collection. They get the nickname from the heart-shaped leaves that develop holes (“fenestration”) just like Swiss cheese! 

Other names for the Monstera adansonii:

  • Adanson's Monstera
  • Monkey Mask Monstera
  • Swiss Cheese Plant

You can train your Swiss cheese plant to climb and vine along a moss stick, a bamboo pole, or along a shelf, and also look great hanging from a higher surface. With the right care, you can have a thriving and beautiful Monstera adansonii.

Swiss Cheese Plant

Check out these tips to care for your Monstera adansonii:



Thrives in bright indirect light or partial shade. Avoid direct, intense sunlight if possible.



Use a well draining potting soil that includes peat moss, or add it into your mix to lower the pH. 


Temperature and Humidity

Create a humid environment for your Swiss cheese plant with a humidifier or keep close to the bathroom. Supplement the moisture by misting the plant throughout the week. Keep the space at a comfortable temperature or warmer and avoid cold drafts.



Consistently keep the soil moist without overwatering--to achieve this, water when the top 1 inch of the soil has dried out. 

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