Monstera Adansonii 'Swiss Cheese' Indoor Houseplant Guide

Monstera Adansonii 'Swiss Cheese'

Common Names

  • Monstera Adansonii 'Swiss Cheese'
  • Swiss Cheese Plant
  • Five Holes Plant

Care Guide for Monstera Adansonii 'Swiss Cheese'

Light Requirements

Thrives in bright, indirect sunlight. Direct sun may cause leaf burn, while low light can slow growth and reduce leaf perforations.

Watering Requirements

Water when the top inch of soil feels dry. Ensure the soil is well-draining to prevent root rot.

Humidity & Temperature

Prefers high humidity and warm temperatures between 65°F to 80°F (18°C to 27°C). Avoid placing near cold drafts or vents.


Fertilize monthly during the growing season with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted to half strength.


Repot every 1-2 years in the spring using a well-draining potting mix to accommodate its growing roots.

Common Problems & Solutions

  • Yellowing Leaves: Often a sign of overwatering or poor drainage. Ensure proper watering practices.
  • Brown Leaf Edges: Typically due to low humidity or underwatering. Increase humidity and ensure consistent watering.
  • Pests: Watch for spider mites and mealybugs. Treat with insecticidal soap or neem oil if detected.


Propagate by stem cuttings. Place cuttings in water or moist soil until roots develop, then transfer to a pot with well-draining soil.

Pet Friendliness

Monstera Adansonii 'Swiss Cheese' is toxic to pets if ingested. Keep out of reach of curious animals.

Displaying Monstera Adansonii

With its unique perforated leaves, the 'Swiss Cheese' plant adds a tropical vibe to any room. Ideal for hanging baskets or climbing supports in areas with plenty of indirect light.

Add the striking Monstera Adansonii 'Swiss Cheese' to your plant collection. Start your journey with this distinctive plant today.