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Monstera adansonii


Monstera adansonii , or Swiss Cheese plant as it is commonly called, gets its name from its large, heart-shaped leaves that become covered with holes as the plant ages. Swiss cheese plant is very easy to grow, and it loves to climb. If you give it a stake or trellis to grow upward, you’ll enjoy larger leaves with those unique holes.

**Toxicity of Swiss Cheese Plant: M. adansonii is moderately toxic to cats and dogs. It can cause swelling, vomiting, or burning if eaten.

Monster adansonii grows best in bright, but indirect sunlight. If direct sunlight is unavoidable, limit the exposure to just two to three hours of morning sun.

This plant grows best in peat-based potting soil in a pot that has a large drainage hole. The peat helps to trap moisture in the soil without allowing it to become waterlogged

Let the top 1 inch of soil dry out before watering this plant.

These are deep-jungle plants that thrive on very high humidity, lots of moisture during the rainy season, and high temps. The closer you can mimic the plant's natural conditions the better. Keep the plant above 60 degrees Fahrenheit if possible, but it can survive brief cold spells.