Monstera adansonii

Monstera adansonii

Monstera adansonii

Monstera adansonii is a large, ribbed, evergreen plant. There are several varieties of Monstera adansonii, and some of the varieties include: Gold Dust Monstera adansonii, Amethyst Falls and Monstera adansonii, and more. The name "Monstera" comes from the fact that the tree can grow very large, and can grow leaves far larger than any other plant on the planet.


Monstera adansonii, which also has holes in the leaves, is also called "Swiss cheese plant"Monstera deliciosa is commonly grown outdoors as an ornamental plant in the tropics and subtropics. The plant requires a lot of space and a rich and loose soil (ideally garden soil and compost in equal parts). If it grows in the ground it is better to plant it near a tree, where it can climb, if not against a trellis. It is moderately greedy and needs to be watered just to keep the soil slightly moist. Its hardiness is 11 (that is to say the coldest at −1 °C or 30 °F). It cannot withstand these temperatures for more than a few hours, but it can live outside in certain temperate regions (Mediterranean coast, Brittany). A steady minimum temperature of at least 13–15 °C (55–59 °F) is preferable, allowing continuous growth. Growth ceases below 10 °C (50 °F) and it is killed by frost. It needs very bright exposure, but not full sun. (Source:

"Monstera deliciosa Liebm". Plants of the World Online. Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. 2017. Retrieved 11 November 2020.

^ Daleys Fruit Tree Nursery, Kyogle, New South Wales, Monstera Fruit Salad Tree.

^ Liebmann, Frederik Michael. 1849. Videnskabelige Meddelelser fra Dansk Naturhistorisk Forening i Kjøbenhavn 1849: 19, Monstera deliciosa (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

Gardening at Douentza (27 January 2016). "Fruit of the Swiss Cheese Plant, Monstera deliciosa" – via YouTube.

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