This Monstera is a plant that loves to climb. Variegated Monstera Adansonii (Swiss Cheese) Rare plant. Swiss cheese plant has no serious disease or pest problems. Train your Monstera adansonii by tying new growth to a stake. In nature, the leaves of a mature plant are quite substantial. The Swiss Cheese Plant is part of the Araceae family and is found across South America and Central America. What’s fun about this plant is that it be left to trail, trained to climb, or both like mine. Remember, it can take a while for new cuttings to root, so be patient and keep them in a moist, warm area. So far so good! They can be susceptible to Mealybugs, Scale, and Spider Mites so keep your eyes open for those. The Monstera adansonii is a little trickier to grow than the common M.deliciosa. You can move the plants outside in the summer. Like all tropical plants, the Monstera adansonii loves it. Avoid fertilizing a houseplant that is stressed, ie. Monstera Adansonii is a tropical plant and one of the 40 different species that belong to the Monstera genus. This plant grows fast and so do the roots. They’ll tolerate low light but you’ll see little if any growth and the plant will become very spindly. Dappled or filtered sunlight is fine. One plant in particular that is glad to see the arrival of Spring in my Monstera adansonii. When the roots become tight and wrap around each other, then it’s definitely time to repot. Whether you tip prune or do more extensive pruning is up to you. My friend in San Francisco swears by Maxsea Plant Food for her houseplants which has a formulation of 16-16-16. Seller: beileiboutique (522) 100%, Location: Killara, New South Wales, Ships to: AU, Item: 274594072789 Monstera Adansonii Swiss Cheese Vine Indoor Plant . Your email address will not be published. Related: Here’s my updated routine for Fertilizing Indoor Plants. Those nodes will be the growth point for your cutting to develop a new set of roots. We have a long growing season here in Tucson and houseplants appreciate the nutrients these plant foods provide. Monstera adansonii leaves turn yellow because of an incorrect amount of water, light, and fertilizer. Cutting of the Adansonii Variegata with 1 leaf and good aerial roots. These are deep-jungle plants that thrive on very high humidity, lots of moisture during the rainy season, and high temperatures. A popular cultivar of this plant is Monstera adansonii ‘Archipelago’. Many gardeners place a plastic bag over their cuttings to seal in moisture and improve the chances of survival. A climbing Monstera adansonii produces larger leaves. When growing outdoors, they can climb and trail to 50′. I’ve done a post and video dedicated to Repotting A Monstera Adansonii which will give you the info you need. You’ll need to prune a Swiss Cheese Vine to train it, propagate it or control legginess. In the jungle, the Monstera adansonii plant grows, or ‘climbs’ up tree trunks and large branches. It loves to climb, so provide a stake, moss stick, or trellis that it can clink to. If it is dry there too, you should water it. Pests tend to live inside where the leaf hits the stem and also underneath the leaves so check these areas from time to time. Prune in the spring to autumn by removing top growth as well as any dead or damaged leaves. Could possibly deliver in Brisbane depending on location. Required fields are marked *. Every other time I water mine I take it to the sink, spray the foliage and leave it in there for an hour or so to temporarily up the ante on the humidity factor. Holding on to them with its aerial roots. Swiss cheese plant is a tropical perennial plant native to Central and South American that is typically grown as a houseplant. Like other Monstera, it’s easy to grow in and indoor situation. Make sure your Pruners Are Clean & Sharp. Monstera adansonii and Philodendron are two plants that are commonly confused with each other, with even some garden centers mislabeling these plants. Near but not in a window is good. Rotate your plant if need be so the light hits it on both sides. Set the vine in a glass of water until roots form and then plant the cutting in soil. Many growers, however, use them as trailers or hanging plants, which necessitates less frequent repotting. In the wild, it uses air roots to push itself upward on an adjoining tree or woody vine. The fiddle-leaf fig has had its time in the sun. This plant is generally sold as a trailing plant but many people (like me!) Monstera Adansonii is often confused with another plant called Monstera Obliqua because both have big fenestrations in their leaves, but most of the Monstera Obliqua sold, are really Monstera Adansonii. The growth of the Monstera Adansonii plant depends on many factors.Its exposure to direct light, water, and soil can lead a growth. In all fair conditions, Monsteras can grow up to 1-2 feet per year.But we need to keep in mind that the Monstera’s(swiss cheese plant) natural growth pattern is to spread wide rather than grow tall vertically. If the light is too strong (like a hot, west exposure close to a window) it’ll cause the leaves to scorch which shows up as brown marks. These plants have striking, perforated deeply green leaves that will make you the envy of any plant collector worth their sphagnum peat. As yours grows and with support, it can become a floor plant. Only commercially available since around 2016, this climbing or trailing plant is becoming a must-have for indoor plant enthusiasts. Bamboo | Bonsai | Bromeliads | Cacti & Succulents | Fruit Trees & Edibles | Indoor Plants | Heliconias | Palms | Screening & Hedging Plants | Shrubs & Foliage Plants | Trees. Your email address will not be published. It’s now time for a new plant to shine: the Monstera deliciosa, or Swiss cheese plant is the new "It" plant taking over Instagram feeds.. The ideal pH for your Swiss Cheese Vine plant is around 5.5 to 7.0 pH for a healthy growth rate. Jon VanZile is a Master Gardener and the author of "Houseplants for a Healthy Home.". Comment document.getElementById("comment").setAttribute( "id", "a8d3922d5b9706185903eb6491efffc6" );document.getElementById("d6649ee3cd").setAttribute( "id", "comment" ); Hi, I’m Nell, and this is where I celebrate all things garden and share my passion for plants, flowers and the great outdoors. ), this plant will be a fun addition to your houseplant collection. Moss poles are the most common way to support a Swiss Cheese Vine but I wanted to do something different. Therefore, the plants grow best in indirect sunlight. I’ll eventually put mine in a plant stand. And the Monstera adansonii variegated or variegata gives it a whole new meaning with white or yellow coloring.. Learn tips for creating your most beautiful (and bountiful) garden ever. These soils have slow-release fertilizer already mixed in. The narrow form leaves are usually more elongated, and their tips point slightly to one side. If you want it to be full and bushy, keep it in bright spot, water when half soil will dry out, in cold seasons let it dry out fully. The Monstera adansonii is native to South America and Central America. The Monstera adansonii has aerial roots growing downwards from the stem. Snip off a section of vine that includes at least two nodes (those knobby bits where the leaves form). Monstera Adansonii is an easy plant originally from Mexico with unique foliage full of holes that survive in low light conditions. I give most of my houseplants a light application of worm compost with a light layer of compost over that every spring. Please note that the pot in the photograph is not supplied with the plant. Super easy to grow, this plant is a great one to add to your collection. First of all, if it’s an occasional yellow leaf, don’t worry. Monstera Adansonii, or Swiss Cheese Vine, has lacy leaves and is quite the popular houseplant these days. The roots brace against the ground or against any available support, giving Swiss cheese plant a vine-like tendency to climb if they have support. You’ll see nodes on the stems. Oh, I love to create so you’ll find a bit of that in the mix along with lots of videos too. It is quite tolerant of lower light, but if you understand how these plants grow in nature, it will give you a clue on how to care for these plants. AU $20.00 postage. Like most houseplants, aphids, mealybugs, thrips, scale or spider mites can occasionally be an issue. The Swiss cheese plant is a tropical ornamental that has aerial roots growing downwards from the stem. 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