Monstera Adansonii 'Normal Leaf'
+ Comes in a 8" plastic container with hanger.
The Monstera Adansonii is a classic aroid houseplant, it has a wonderful unique presence in any home with its "swiss cheese" leaves (which have two life cycles: solid as a juvenile, and split as an adult). There are three common varieties of the Adansonii on the market currently (though the Monstera species as a whole has 41 varieties). These are the "normal leaf", the "narrow leaf", and the "oval leaf". Beware: the "oblique leaf" is considered a very rare leaf type to come by and the "normal leaf" is often mislabeled as an oblique. The "normal leaf" variety (as offered in this listing) likes to climb, so giving it a guide (such as a trellis) is recommended. The "narrow leaf" likes to trail, so prefers to hang from a basket. Fun fact: botanists believe that the holes in the leaves help the plant resist wind damage as they vine.
CLASSIFICATION / GENUS:
Araceae / Monstera
Monstera Adansonii / Swiss Cheese Plant / Adanson's monstera / Swiss cheese vine / five holes plant / Monstera Friedrichsthalii
These are vining plants, so as long as it has a place to go, it will just keep growing. Mature leaves can be as big as 20"-30"
This plant does not like cold, its ideal temperature is between 55-75 degrees F, but be forewarned drops below the 50s can result in cold shock to this plant (if this happens you will see black on the leaves, and they will curl up).
Adansoniis prefer indirect light, and if outdoors shade to partial shade. Known as under canopy growers, they are used to trees shading them from the harsh light, so be careful placing these in direct sunlight, as they can get leaf scorch.
These plants like damp soil (but not waterlogged) and never like to be dried out. We recommend watering at least weekly. They also like misting on a daily basis, or being put on a pebble tray to up the humidity levels. These are, after all, jungle plants.
Grown best in peat based potting soil. They like to retain moisture in their soil without become waterlogged.
DOES IT FLOWER?
Surprisingly yes, though it is quite rare for an indoor Monstera Adansonii to bloom.
IS IT POISONOUS/TOXIC?
Yes! This plant is considered moderately toxic to animals and children. So, if you have either that like to chew on things you may want to place these up on high.
CAN IT BE PROPAGATED FROM CUTTINGS?
Yes! These are very easy to propagate, simply cut where a node is on the plant, best if there are already 2-3 leaves attached to it. You can then either put it into water until a root forms, or dip into rooting powder and plant into soil.
These plants are prolific growers and can get out of hand in a hurry, if you don't want your plant to get leggy, some pruning is recommended. Great thing is, pruning can lead to propagated Adansoniis, so really a win not a problem / Common pests: Mealy bugs and Spider mites. / Other common ailments: Leaf spots, fungal spots, bacterial rot.
WINTER TRAVEL: PLEASE MAKE SURE TO PURCHASE A HEAT-PACK (FOUND WITHIN OUR STORE) IF THE PLANT IS TRAVELING IN BELOW 50 DEGREE WEATHER.