Monstera adansonii

Monstera Adansonii, Swiss Cheese Plant

$20.00 USD

The Swiss cheese plant (Monstera adansonii) gets its common name from its large, heart-shaped leaves that develop holes as the plant ages in a process called fenestration resembling swiss cheese. Native to Central and South America, the Swiss cheese plant is a tropical perennial that's typically grown indoors. It has a fast growth rate and a vining habit.

Caring for your Monstera adansonii

Bright Indirect

Water Regularly

NOT Pet Safe


  • Bright indirect light, but leaves will burn if exposed to direct sunlight
  • Water weekly. Likes to have moist soil but not completely soaked.
  • This is a tropical plant and likes humidity as well as being periodically misted.
  • This plant likes to trail and climb, and would benefit from a stake, moss pole or trellis to grow upon.
  • Toxic if ingested
Shipping & Returns
  • Local Delivery: Delivery is available during shop hours and take place between 11am to 4pm. Delivery fee based on location will be added at checkout.
  • Store Pickup: If you live outside of our delivery radius or would like to stop by our Maplewood stop, store pickup is available from our 87 Baker St shop during operating hours.
Meet the Mighty Monstera

Monstera is a genus of 59 species of flowering plants in the arum family, Araceae, native to tropical regions of the Americas. The genus is named from the Latin word for "monstrous" or "abnormal", and refers to the unusual leaves with natural holes that members of the genus have.

Monsteras are easy to care for and can grow just about anywhere in the home, but will thrive in areas of bright indirect light (direct sun will burn their leaves!) Water every two weeks or when soil feels dry. Help them to thrive by periodically wiping down their leaves with a soft cloth and leaf shine and also attaching the aerial roots to a moss pole.