Monstera adansonii is part of the Araceae family and its native range is S. Mexico to Tropical America. Leaves are green and sub-coriaceous with an entire leaf margin and long petiole, growth habit is climbing. Leaf holes are asymmetrically positioned either side of the midrib.
Genus name comes from the Latin ‘monstrum’ meaning monster. Specific epithet is in reference to a naturalist with the name Andanson.
Light: Bright indirect light, meaning the plant sees the sun for 0-4 hours per day - this could be through trees or a translucent curtain, it’s important for the plant to see the sky in order to thrive.
Water: Allow the first 2-3 inches of mix to dry out, pour water slowly over the top and allow the water to pass through the drainage holes.
Potting mix: A well draining mix composed of coco coir, perlite or vermiculite, orchid bark and worm castings.
Fertilising: Feed your plant every few waterings during the growing season or when you observe active growth. You can dilute fertiliser to half the recommended amount but never add more.
Temperature: 18-27°C. No lower than 15°C.
Humidity: Monstera adansonii prefer humidity greater than 60% but do well to adapt to average home humidity. You can increase humidity by placing the plant on a watered pebble tray or using a humidifier.
Monstera adansonii are toxic, keep out of reach of pets and children.