Monstera adansonii - 'Swiss Cheese Vine' (XS)
Not quite ready to take on a full size Monstera deliciosa? Looking for something a little more unusual? Monstera adansonii is a compact version of the classic 'Swiss Cheese' style, and a relatively new addition to the market. It's petite green heart-shaped leaves are peppered with oval holes, giving it it's common name, and it will branch out with multiple trails. Like other Monstera, it's easy to grow indoors. It will climb if provided a structure or will trail outwards if placed in a hanging basket. Given time and some light pruning, Monstera adansonii can reach an impressive fullness, with striking perforation on its leaves. This plant thrives in humid environments, so positioning the plant in a bathroom or kitchen, or giving it frequent misting, will support its growth.
Best grown in bright indirect sunlight beside a window with no direct sunlight, and in a humid environment. Over watering can be an issue, so let top soil dry out between watering. As a hanging basket plant or on a totem, light pruning occasionally will help produce more vines and a thicker plant. Offer climbing supports as the plant grows and repot to allow for further growth. For propagation, cut a vine with at least one node (from the stem where leaves form) and plant it in growing medium soil, in a protected environment with constant humidity and indirect light.
Water once topsoil is dry, keep soil well drained.
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