Monstera Adansonii

However you train it (or don’t!), this plant will be a fun addition to your houseplant collection. The Monstera adansonii, like other plants in the Araceae family, is considered to be toxic to pets. I always check out the ASPCA website for my info on this subject and see in what way the plant is toxic. Even though the site says Swiss Cheese Plant, it applies to this Monstera also. I’ve already filmed the pruning of this plant and the stems are in water right now on their way to rooting.


Specifically, the way the leaves and the holes in the leaves look varies from type to type. I have at least 4 different cultivars in my collection. However, you can also propagate the Monstera Adansonii by using Spaghnum Moss or by putting the cutting directly into the soil. What you will need is a piece of the stem as well as at least one node. Producing new individuals from your existing Swiss Cheese Vine plant is quite simple. This is typically done through snipping or cutting a part of the stem off.

Propagating Swiss Cheese Plant

Also, purely white leaves will eventually brown and die back. If your plant only produces white leaves you will need to cut below the leaves and hope for less extreme variegation. In addition, Variegated Monstera Adansonii cannot be produced by tissue culture. Therefore the only way is propagation through cuttings. Variegated Monkey Mask plants cannot be produced by seeds as these will in almost all cases not pass on the white or yellow variegation of the mother plant. There is a Variegated form of the Monstera Adansonii plant.

Because of the Swiss cheese plant’s tropical origins, they grow best in bright, indirect light, or partial shade. They’re used to thriving under the cover of large trees in the jungle, and can easily burn if exposed to too many direct sun rays. If direct sunlight is unavoidable, limit their exposure to just two or three hours of sun in the mornings. After a few weeks, you can also test the cutting by giving it a very gentle tug.

Monstera Adansonii Propagation In Soil (method One)

During the growing season, spring through summer, use a quality houseplant fertilizer to help this jungle queen explode with new growth. The most difficult part about keeping this houseplant happy in our homes is its need for humidity. Native to tropical jungles it thrives in a very humid climate.


Cut below a node if you want to propagate a Monstera Adansonii. It is best to have 2-3 nodes and leaves on a cutting as this will increase your chances of successful propagation. The Monstera Deliciosa is referred to as the Swiss Cheese plant because of the slits and holes in its leaves.