Adding glossy and interesting houseplants is just one of the
many ways that growers can continue to nurture their love of growing in small
spaces or throughout the colder winter months. Vibrant tropical plants can add
texture and a much needed pop of color to interior design. Adanson’s monstera
plant is unique and can instantly add visual interest to any room.
Swiss Cheese Plant Info
Though commonly confused with Monstera deliciosa,
Adanson’s monstera plant (Monstera adansonii) is also referred to as
Swiss cheese plant. Though both types of plants appear somewhat similar, the
stature of this plant is much smaller and better suited for tight spaces.
which is native to Central and South America, can reach lengths of up to 65 feet
(20 m.). Fortunately, for those wishing to grow this plant indoors, it is
unlikely to reach those lengths.
Monstera swiss cheese plants are prized for their fascinating green foliage. Each leaf
of this plant will have holes. Not to worry though, these holes are not caused
by insect damage or disease. As the leaves of the plant age and grow larger, so
do the size of the holes in the leaves.
Growing a Swiss Cheese Vine
Growing this Swiss cheese vine as a houseplant is relatively
simple. First, those wishing to do so will need to find a reputable source from
which to buy the plants.
Choose a pot that drains well, as Swiss cheese plants will
not appreciate wet soils. These plants look especially nice when used in
hanging containers, as the vines will naturally be allowed to drape over the
sides of the container and hang down.
As with many houseplants, containers should be placed in a
location which receives bright, yet indirect, sunlight. Take special care that
containers are safe from pets or kids, as the plants are toxic.
Beyond potting into containers, Adanson’s monstera plants
will require high levels of humidity. This can be achieved through frequent
misting, or by the addition of a humidifier.