Monstera adansonii - Swiss Cheese Vine
Monstera adansonii, also known as the Swiss Cheese Vine, is an easy-to-grow houseplant with show-stopper foliage. Each leaf is full of natural oval-shaped holes called fenestration that earn the plant its nickname. Botanists believe that the holes in its leaves help the plant to stand up to high winds and allow light to pass through to lower parts of the plant in its natural environment. Swiss Cheese Vine loves to climb, and when provided a moss pole, will reward you with larger leaves. Alternately, this vine makes a lovely hanging plant as without support, the vines will cascade down the sides of the pot.
Numerous Monstera species go by the common name “Swiss Cheese Vine,” and many have been renamed or reclassified in recent years. We select from several varieties, as shown in the product images - feel free to reach out with questions or requests!
• Light: Place in bright, indirect light
• Water: Water when the top 1-2" of soil feels dry
• Considerations: A climbing Monstera adansonii will produce larger, more mature foliage. Misting will help aerial roots adhere to climbing surface
What to Expect
You'll get a healthy Monstera adansonii variety that meets our rigorous quality standards in your choice of a 4" or 6" nursery pot – Marbled Clay Cachepot sold separately. No two plants are alike, and yours will have its own unique shape, size and personality; expect this natural variation from the photos.
Our plants include detailed care instructions as well as our Houseplant Best Practices guide, with information on how to repot, seasonal care and more!
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The quality of my Swiss cheese plant was absolutely perfect. The leaves are silky, bright, and not a single unhealthy leaf on it. Love it!
The Monatera arrived in good shape and green. I read the instruction and now I’m waiting the 14 days before I repot. This is the first order for me and I’m pleased.
Bought a monstera adansonii on a whim when the monstera deliciosa was back in stock — it was so much bigger than I expected! Beautiful dark green leaves, looking very healthy. Everything I’ve purchased from Pistils has been lovely, but unwrapping the adansonii was really special.