Monstera Adansonii, or Philodendron 'Swiss Cheese', is native to Central and South America. This popular houseplant has large heart-shaped green leaves with lacy holes and notches (hence the name), which add a unique look to your interior design or garden landscape. It grows well in most indoor environments and it has air-purifying and toxin-removing effect.
Monstera Adansonii has thin yet resilient stems that develop freely, fitting multiple types of pot or trailing planter. This plant grows fast and reaches 10–13 ft. tall outdoors or 3–8 ft. tall indoors, and 1–3 ft. wide.
Monstera Swiss Cheese has white flowers and it only blooms outdoors in the spring.
Plants may be shipped bare root.
This plant's ideal light condition is bright, indirect sunlight, which makes it a perfect indoor plant. When grown outdoors, it is better to put this plant in a partially shady spot. Too much direct sunlight would burn its leaves.
Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch, then let drain completely. Check soil before watering.
Well-Drained, Porous potting soil, pH from neutral to lightly acidic.
Average summer temperatures from 65ºF/18ºC to 70ºF/21ºC are ideal. In winter, it can survive temperatures as low as 50ºF/10ºC.
Feed once with a controlled-release fertilizer at the beginning of the growing season.
Monstera Adansonii is mildly toxic to small animals so keep it out of reach of your pets.
USDA Zone 10-11
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)