Monstera Creeper | Monstera Adansonii Plant | Philodendron Monkey Mask
Monstera Creeper Adansonii or swiss cheese plant, is a species within the aroid family, Araceae. It is native to Central and South America and surrounding islands. As a houseplant, it is most well known for its green leaves with natural leaf holes.
The plant aggressively uses its long, brown aerial roots to cling tightly onto the trees nestled away in its original habitat’s deep jungles. This proactive effort contributes significantly to the delicate stem’s structural integrity, as the plant grows more than two or three leaves, making it more difficult for the stem to hold its weight.
In nature, Monstera grows by climbing on trees; providing it something to climb on is necessary inside so that the plant can support itself. Aerial roots that are not actively used by the plant to support itself may be cut.
Care for Monstera or swiss cheese
Light: Bright indirect light offers the most favorable conditions for promoting healthy growth in your Monstera Adansonii plant.
Water: Water the plant weekly, making sure the soil never completely dries out and maintaining a slightly moist condition.
Soil: Water once every week, Make sure that the soil never completely dries out and keep it slightly moist.
Humidity: Your Monstera adansonii will demand slightly more humidity than other widely grown indoor plants.
Fertilizing: Apply a balanced liquid fertilizer every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring to early fall).