Monstera Adansonii Plant
The Monstera adansonii is native to South America and Central America. Commonly called Swiss Cheese Plant, this exotic indoor plant grows heart shape leaves which develop large holes as they mature. The Monstera adansonii has aerial roots growing downwards from the stem. Once the roots reach the ground it allows the plant to grow in a vine-like tendancy. This incredibly popular house plant will look amazing in a decorative pot as a focal point in any home. The Monstera adansonii is a little trickier to grow than the common M.deliciosa. Position your Monstera adansonii in a bright, well lit room with filtered sunlight. They require a moderate amount of water, keeping soil moist throughout spring and summer.
Planting and care
- Keep the plant indoor or outdoor in bright light or direct morning sunlight atleast 3 to 4 hours.
- Protect the Monstera plant from harsh direct sunlight as it can cause damage to the foliage.
- The soil should be well drained and fertile for growing Monstera plant.
- Water the plant when the topsoil (2-3 inch) in pot feels dry to touch.
- Do not ever overwater the plant.
- Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.
Application of Fertilize
- During the main growing season (April – August) feed the Monstera plant with organic fertilizer once a month.
- Loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture easily.
- When a plant outgrows in current pot, re-pot with fresh potting soil and some fertilizer.
- Do the re-potting late evening and keep the plant in shady area for 2 to 3 days and then move the plant in its suitable climatic condition.