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Monstera adansonii is a climbing plant, easily recognizable to its large cut leaves that make it a popular plant. Younger specimens will have full leaves; the cuts begin to appear as the plant gets older when the conditions are right.
Monstera 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. A cousin of the Monstera deliciosa, its leaves are slightly smaller and their holes more pronounced. This plant lives to climb as it grows and matures, and will benefit from a moss pole or trellis.
The plant produces long, brown aerial roots it uses in the wild to get a hold on the trees on which it grows in jungles, thus supporting its weak stem that is unable to support its own weight once the plant has more than two or three leaves.
In nature, Monstera grows by climbing on trees; providing it something to climb on is necessary inside so that the plant can support itself. In a wet enough atmosphere, the plant will readily attach itself to anything it finds; in a normal apartment atmosphere, however, it will not and will have to be manually fixed. 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 is the best for a good growing Monstera Adansonii.
Water: Water once every week, Make sure that the soil never completely dries out and keep it slightly moist.
Soil: Monstera Adansonii grows in an Aroid mix consisting of orchid bark, perlite, peat moss, and charcoal. As Monstera Adansonii is an epiphyte, it needs extremely well-draining soil or it might develop.
Humidity: The humidity requirement of your Monstera adansonii will be somewhat higher than other commonly used houseplants. They are found in Central and South America, where moisture is constantly abundant.
Keep the room anywhere between an average or high humidity for the happiest plant. You can always mist the leaves to ensure that these needs are met.