Monstera Adansonii


Monstera Adansonii is an easy plant originally from Mexico with unique foliage full of holes that survive in low light conditions. It is a low maintenance tropical plant recommended for beginners.

Monstera Adansonii is often confused with another plant called Monstera Obliqua because both have big fenestrations in their leaves, but most of the Monstera Obliqua sold, are really Monstera Adansonii.

Monstera Friedrichsthalii is mildly toxic if ingested so you should put them far from pets and children. Monsteras are climbing plants thanks to its aerial roots that allow them to grow through superficies so you can experiment giving them totems, cages, or superficies to climb.

Monstera Adansonii is commonly known as monstera friedrichsthalii, swiss cheese plant, mexican plant, hurricane plant.



Survives in low light

Leaf size

It has big leaves.

Leaf color

Its leaves have only 1 color


Recommended for bathroom


This plant is toxic if ingested

Monstera Adansonii care

  • How much light does a Monstera Adansonii need?

    Monstera Adansonii can grow about anywhere in your home because it tolerates low light. In fact, monsteras grow under the coverage of trees in the wild! In low light conditions you may notice leggy growth as a result.

    To see Monstera Adansonii growing best and fast, place it in a bright but indirect spot. Monsteras use their aerial roots to climb through totems, wood and similar looking for the brightest spot.

    If you place your monstera in a north-facing window, keep it next to the glass and It's okay if the direct sun hits the leaves as far as it's not for long, but water it frequently.

    On the other hand, if you place it in a south or west-facing windows, you either diffuse the sunlight or you'll have to place your monstera a few feet far from the window to avoid direct sun.

  • How to water a Monstera Adansonii?

    Water your Monstera Adansonii every time the first 2-3 inches of soil is dry because it loves wet soil. You'll find yourself watering it once or twice a week depending on how well the soil drains and the amount of light it receives.

    A plant that is in a east or south-facing window will need more water than a plant that is in a window facing north. If you mixed your soil with organic matter, it will keep humidity better.

  • What's the ideal humidity for a Monstera Adansonii?

    Monstera Adansonii are humidity lovers but they do well in average room humidity, but if you want to give it a special treat, gently mist it once a week. It’s best to mist your Monstera in the morning so the water has plenty of time to evaporate before the evening.

  • How to fertilize a Monstera Adansonii?

    For best results, feed your Monstera Adansonii once a month throughout the spring and summer and give it a rest during the winter so it can save energy for next growing season.

  • Monstera Adansonii tips

    • Wipe the leaves with a damp cloth and gently dry to keep them clean and healthy.

    • A well-draining soil is a must. A mix of universal soil, cactus soil, and perlite is the best.

    • Monstera Adansonii roots are not the type of roots that damage walls or surfaces.

    • Rotate your Monstera Adansonii periodically because it's leaves go towards light.

Video tutorials of monstera care and tips

The videos might not be about exactly the same plant, but the same variety. In most cases, this not relevant because many of the varieties have the same requirements.

Video created by Summer Rayne Oakes about how to take care of a monstera
Video created by Good Growing about how to take care of a monstera