The Monstera Adansonii Mint is a beautiful variegated rainforest plant which makes a dramatic houseplant that is with unique and attractive foliage. This plant is also commonly called the Swiss Cheese Vine due to the unique holes in the leaves. It is an easy plant to care for and can be a great addition to any plant collection.
Your variegated Adansonii will appreciate supplemental lighting, such as led grow lights shown here
The Adansonii Mint prefers bright, indirect light. It can tolerate some direct sunlight, but too much can scorch the leaves. Be sure to keep your plant away from windows that receive direct sunlight, especially during the afternoon hours when the sun is strongest.
Water your Monstera Adansonii when the top inch of soil is dry to the touch. It is important not to overwater this plant, as it can lead to root rot. Ensure that the pot has good drainage and remove any excess water from the saucer after watering.
The Adansonii Mint prefers a more humid environment, but can tolerate normal household humidity levels. You can increase the humidity for your plant by placing a tray with pebbles and water beneath the pot, misting the leaves regularly, or using a humidifier.
The Monstera Adansonii Mint prefers temperatures between 60-80°F (16-27°C). Avoid placing your plant in areas with extreme temperatures, drafts, or near heating/cooling vents.
As a naturally climbing plant, adansonii will adapt well to a sphagnum moss pole
Like most monsteras, the Adansonii Mint can be susceptible to root rot. Use a pot with drainage holes and a rich and well-draining soil (like a mixture of orchid bark, perlite, and peat) in order to help prevent this. In nature the adansonii is a climber, training her up a moss pole to grow up will increase her leaf size and help establish a more healthy root system.
Fertilize your Adansonii Mint during the growing season (spring and summer) with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer diluted to half strength. Do not fertilize during the winter months when the plant is dormant.
The Monstera can be easily propagated through stem cuttings. Simply cut a healthy stem about 6 inches long with a few leaves attached, remove the bottom leaves, and place it in a jar or vase with water. Change the water every few days and wait for roots to develop before planting in soil. She will also propagate well in a clear plastic container such as a prop box with sphagnum moss.
If your Adansonii Mint starts to outgrow its space, you can trim it back to encourage bushier growth. Use sharp, clean scissors to cut the stem just above a leaf node. You can also remove any yellowing or damaged leaves as needed.
By following these simple tips, you can enjoy a thriving Monstera Adansonii Mint plant in your home or garden. Happy growing!