Monstera adansonii are part of the Araceae family and are found in Mexico, Central and South America. Their leaves are lanceolate in shape and are covered in holes. Monstera adansonii love to climb and are fast growers, use a stake or sphagnum moss pole to support its growth.
This plant is toxic, keep out of reach of pets and children.
Pot Size: 12cm
Height: Approximately 25cm of foliage
Featured in Alicante pot (not included).
How do you care for a Monstera Adansonii?
Care for Monstera Adansonii by keeping it in a room with moderate to higher humidity. This can be achieved by misting, grouping plants together, using a humidifier or placing your plant on a tray of watered pebbles. Keep it in front of bright indirect light and temperatures between 16-24°C.
What is the difference between Monstera Obliqua and Monstera Adansonii?
Monstera Obliqua and Monstera Adansonii are from the same family but have key differences. Obliqua is a much rarer plant, there have only been a handful of sightings since its discovery. Although both plants have similar holes in their leaves, Obliqua has paper-thin leaves and are more hole than leaf. Shops selling Monstera Obliqua are likely to be selling Adansonii instead.
Is Monstera Adansonii a philodendron?
Monstera Adansonii is not a philodendron, although both plant species are part of the arum family, which also includes Caladium, Spathiphyllum and Zantedeschia.
How do you propagate Monstera Adansonii?
Propagating Monstera Adansonii can be achieved by cutting off vines from just below the node of the plant with sterilised scissors. Place the vine in a vase with water, and change the water at least once a week. White roots should appear after a week, wait until these roots have grown to an inch long before potting them.
How long does it take to propagate Monstera Adansonii?
Monstera Adansonii take a week to propagate in water from a single cutting.
Why does Monstera Adansonii have holes?
Monstera Adansonii and all other Monstera plants naturally have holes in their leaves, however, it is up to debate why this is the case. Some theories suggest that the holes are a natural adaptation to prevent the vines from easily breaking in the wind, whilst more recent theories have pointed to the competitive natural environment of the forest forcing the plant to grow larger leaves in order to catch more sunlight.
How do you water Monstera Adansonii?
Water Monstera Adansonii moderately in spring and summer, reduce watering slightly in winter. Monstera Adansonii grows best in damp soil.