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Swiss cheese plant (Monstera adansonii)

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Monsteras are often called Swiss cheese plants or vines for their leaves' lacy holes and notches, and adansonii is arguably the cheesiest of them all. Its leaves are more perforated and delicate than Monstera deliciosa's and the plant is petite in comparison. And though all Monsteras are considered vines, adansonii has a trailing quality that makes it a good pick for hanging baskets or training around a room.

Botanical Name

Monstera adansonii

Size (Can grow to)

Extra Large 1mtr+ Long

Growth Habit

Creeping/Vining

Position

Monstera adansonii are best in indirect sunlight. If direct sunlight is unavoidable, limit the exposure to just two to three hours of morning sun.

Watering

Before you water a Swiss cheese plant, do the knuckle test—stick your finger up to the knuckle into the soil to see how wet or dry the soil is. If the soil is nearly dry, water it. Don't let the soil dry out entirely and be careful to not over water.