A close relative of the Swiss Cheese Plant (Monstera deliciosa), Monstera Adansonii looks great as a hanging plant or will happily grow up a moss pole and is easy to care for so long as it has moist, warm conditions. Whilst the classic Monstera usually has holes at the end of the leaf, the Monkey Mask, Philodendron has holes that are more in the middle of the leaf, by the vein, and the ends of the leaf are closed, giving this species a distinctive look.
A cute name for a cute plant!
Medium: height: 15-20cm, length 25+cm
Monstera Adansonii Care:
Light: Prefers bright, indirect light but will tolerate moderate shade. Avoid direct sunlight.
Water: Water when the soil has started to dry out.
Temperature: Monstera like warm conditions from 18-27°C. Anything lower than this will reduce the plant's growth rate. It will tolerate 12°C and above but avoid cold draughts.
Humidity: Happy with average to high humidity levels. Cannot cope in dry air situations.
Feed: Feed once a month with a balanced fertiliser during the growing period.
Care Tips: Wipe the leaves occasionally to remove accumulated dust. Leaves can tear and bruise easily. Remove any damaged leaves as necessary.
Height and Growth Rate: Use a moss pole to support the plant (the roots will cling to this for support) or cut back if it gets too big. Slow to moderate growth, but depends upon the conditions.
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous, keep away from pets and children.
Origin: Mexico and Central America.