Common Names: Swiss Cheese Vine, Five Holes Plant, Adanson’s Monstera
Origin: Mexico to Panama
Light: Bright, indirect
Foot Candles: 100 - 250
Water: Keep evenly moist
Humidity: 30% - 70%
Temperature: 15°C - 30°C
Soil: Regular potting mix
Container: Self-watering planter
Nutrients: 10-10-10 Monthly
Propagation: Stem cuttings, removal of offsets
Interiorscape Use: Attractive low-maintenance foliage
Common Pests: Mealybugs, Aphids, Spider Mites, Scale, Thrips.
Common Issues: Pests can hide in the petioles or the emerging rolled up leaves. Water spots can scorch leaves in direct sun.
Comments: A smaller leafed Monstera that still features the iconic holes-in-leaf. Very minimal maintenance. The vining growth can be trained up a moss totem or soft wood pillar.
Toxicity: Intense burning and swelling of the lips, tongue, and throat, difficulty speaking. Nausea, vomiting, drooling, and diarrhea may also occur. Frequent contact with sap may cause skin irritation.