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Monstera adansonii Swiss Cheese Vine Plants for Sale Online
Monstera adansonii has interesting foliage that provides an exotic look to any room in your home! In fact, Swiss Cheese has thinner leaves and bigger holes than the Philodendron monstera. Its heart-shaped foliage develops holes called fenestrations as the plant ages. It is notoriously easy to care for and loves to climb up a stake, moss stick, trellis, etc. This climbing vine is on our list of 2020's Trendiest Houseplants.
|Mature Height:||30 to 36 Inches if supported|
|Mature Width:||36 Inches|
|Sunlight:||Fluorescent light to bright, indirect|
|Flower Color:||Does not flower often|
|Soil Condition:||Well draining, cactus or succulent mix (part sand)|
|Water Requirements:||Likes to go dry|
|Uses:||Does well indoors and in low light conditions|
How to Care for Monstera adansonii - Swiss Cheese Vine
Before you buy a Swiss Cheese Vine Plant, make sure to read the recommended care instructions to keep this plant healthy and thriving for years to come!
What is the best light for Swiss Cheese Vine Plants?
Due to this plant's tropical origins, they thrive best in bright, indirect light. They can even survive in partial shade as long as they receive some sunlight throughout the day. In their natural habitat, they are used to growing under the protective coverage of trees in the jungle. Because of this, if they receive too much direct sunlight, their leaves will burn. If you cannot avoid direct sunlight, make sure your plant only receives 2 to 3 hours of it each day.
How often do I water Swiss Cheese Vine Plants?
Swiss Cheese plants like to stay consistently moist but never soaked. You have to find a perfect balance between too much and not enough water. We recommend sticking your finger about an inch deep into the soil- it if feels dry-to-the-touch, your plant is ready to be watered. If the soil feels moist, do not water. If you overwater your Monstera, you could run into root rot disease issues that will damage your plant.
How do I fertilize Swiss Cheese Vine Plants?
If you have recently repotted your Swiss Cheese Vine plant, avoid fertilizing for at least 4 to 6 months. Doing so will help ensure your plant establishes in its new environment before being fed extra nutrients. General potting soil typically already has slow-release fertilizer mixed in, and if you add more fertilizer, you will overdo it. After those few months, you can fertilize your Monstera once a month. We recommend using an all-purpose liquid fertilizer diluted to half the recommended amount.
What is the best soil for Swiss Cheese Vine Plants?
Swiss Cheese Vine plants grow best in peat-based potting soil. This kind of soil will help trap moisture without waterlogging your plant's roots. For even stronger growth, use soil with a pH level between 5.5 and 7. Always pot your houseplants in a container that has excellent drainage holes. Doing so will avoid any chance of root rot disease.