Monstera adansonii

Monstera adansonii

Propagation

Stem cuttings – Cut off a 4-6 inch stem piece just after a leaf node. Remove the leaves at the bottom. Let the cut end heal over for 12 hours. Plant in soil, burying node 4". Water well and place in a warm, bright location.

Light

Water

Growth

Temperature

Humidity

Bright, indirect sunlight

Water to keep the soil moist but not soggy. Add water when the top inch of soil is dry.

Fast – may grow up to 2 feet in one season

65-80F

60% and above

About

Also known as a Swiss Cheese Plant, M.adansonii features large deep-green heart-shaped leaves with many oval perforations, like its namesake. The leaves are thick and glossy, and the holes give them an intricate, lacy look. The perforations eventually will spread to split the leaves into sections. This Monstera is a vine that grows 3-5 feet long as a houseplant.

New leaf growth on young plants often lacks holes at first. Leaves are bright-green when they emerge and turn dark green later.

Monstera deliciosa is the more well-known Swiss Cheese Plant; it has massive leaves, greater growth, and more developed fenestrations that split the leaf. M.adansonii is petite compared to deliciosa, and its foliage is delicate.

Other Notes

Will grow up a moss pole or trellis easily. A climbing plant will produce larger foliage.

Photos from Our Community!

Monstera adansonii: Wide variety? Propagating this cutting for personal colection

Wide variety? Propagating this cutting for personal colection

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Monstera adansonii: 3 of these babies 😁

3 of these babies 😁

Monstera adansonii: these were gifted to me 🤍🌱

these were gifted to me 🤍🌱

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Monstera adansonii: I had a shelf incident that almost killed several plants. This adansonii had to be regrown from just a stick since all the leaves were destroyed 😢

I had a shelf incident that almost killed several plants. This adansonii had to be regrown from just a stick since all the leaves were destroyed 😢

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Monstera adansonii: Cuttings rooted in water

Cuttings rooted in water

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Monstera adansonii: Finally got my dream cutting. Recently received props from someone locally! I’m time I’ll have props available

Finally got my dream cutting. Recently received props from someone locally! I’m time I’ll have props available

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Monstera adansonii: I propagated this baby from a couple of cuttings I received late summer 2020.   Current photo 7/2021
As soon as I added the pole, this baby went crazy. ❣

I propagated this baby from a couple of cuttings I received late summer 2020. Current photo 7/2021
As soon as I added the pole, this baby went crazy. ❣

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Monstera adansonii: given as a trade, trying to rehab 🥴

given as a trade, trying to rehab 🥴

Monstera adansonii: Rooted and growing in soil

Rooted and growing in soil

Monstera adansonii: She's absolutely thriving! Lots of props available

She's absolutely thriving! Lots of props available

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Monstera adansonii: Little champion started from a one-leaf cutting from a friend.

Little champion started from a one-leaf cutting from a friend.

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Monstera adansonii: Monstera on a stick

Monstera on a stick

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Monstera adansonii: I’m so in love with this baby. A lovely wishlist prop from @ribbit92. 2/10 5th leaf spike. 2/1 4th leaf full. 1/3 3rd leaf full.

I’m so in love with this baby. A lovely wishlist prop from @ribbit92. 2/10 5th leaf spike. 2/1 4th leaf full. 1/3 3rd leaf full.

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Monstera adansonii: Another rehab

Another rehab

Monstera adansonii: Stronger together Grow together 💚💚💚 propping an adansonii, siltepecana and a heart leaf ❤

Stronger together Grow together 💚💚💚 propping an adansonii, siltepecana and a heart leaf ❤

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Monstera adansonii: Needed a new one to compare" my rehab andii. Shh!"

Needed a new one to compare" my rehab andii. Shh!"

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Monstera adansonii: Narrow Leaf? Propagating this cutting for personal colection

Narrow Leaf? Propagating this cutting for personal colection