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.
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.