Plant Care Monkey Mask
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Monkey Mask

4.8 out of 5 (168 experiences)

Monkey Mask has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Monkey Mask has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate

Also known as

Swiss Cheese Vine, Swiss Cheese Vine, Adanson's monstera, swiss cheese plant, five holes plant, Peruvian philodendron, Monkey mask, monkey mask plant, Swiss cheese plant, Adanson's monstera, monkey plant, swiss cheese plant/monkey face plant, Hydroponic Monkey Mask Monstera, Swiss Cheese and Swiss cheese mini

Taxonomy

Monstera adansonii
Monstera
Araceae
Alismatales

How to care for Monkey Mask

Water

How often to water your Monkey Mask

Water needs for Monkey Mask
0.5 cups
every 9

Monkey Mask needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Monkey Mask

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for Swiss Cheese Vine in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Monkey Mask: 6ft from a window
6ft or less from
a window

Monkey Mask can tolerate being far from a window and light source.

Place it less than 6 feet from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Monkey Mask in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Monkey Mask

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Monkey Mask: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Monkey Mask after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Monkey Mask

Monkey Mask

Monkey Mask


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 6ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Monkey Mask has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 134
Monkey Mask has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 89
Monkey Mask has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 76
Monkey Mask has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 67
Monkey Mask has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 25
Monkey Mask has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 8
Monkey Mask has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 6
Monkey Mask has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 5
Madde.lynn avatar
@Madde.lynn
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 78 XP
globe Wilson, Texas
10/17/2021

This was my first ever plant Ive had it for about a year and it was growing great but then I went to Florida and it got little to no sunlight and it started to die out on me but when I got back I went to work I cut off all dead leaves and I even gave it a new home and now he’s doing great!

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Thecre8ivgemini avatar
@Thecre8ivgemini
leaf-1 31 Plants
xp 512 XP
globe Richmond, Virginia
09/10/2021

By far my favorite plant. Is constantly pushing out new leaves, all my clippings seem to propagate in water just fine, and this plant is just multiplying. One of my easiest plants to care for as well!

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Cjred avatar
@Cjred
leaf-1 59 Plants
xp 2,817 XP
globe Downtown Core, Singapore
08/31/2021

Easy care good dor beginners

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Nancy avatar
@Nancy
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 224 XP
08/21/2021

So easy to take care of. Just water when soil is dry and mist every few days. I have in a northern window that gets indirect light and during summer humid cloudy days I put outside on the east

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Gendronne avatar
@Gendronne
leaf-1 54 Plants
xp 1,570 XP
globe München, Bayern
08/14/2021

By the time I’m writing this, this Adansonii had been in the ground for only three months from propagated leaves, and already the leaves doubled in size. Looking forward to see how it goes!

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Ariana avatar
@Ariana
leaf-1 7 Plants
xp 333 XP
globe Ellensburg, Washington
08/13/2021

Adapts to new spots, best in soil

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Sophia avatar
@Sophia
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 38 XP
globe Victoria, British Columbia
08/10/2021

so beautiful, they thrive in sunlight

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Mariahmusic avatar
@Mariahmusic
leaf-1 46 Plants
xp 1,332 XP
globe West Allis, Wisconsin
08/05/2021

Grows crazy fast and super easy going. I love both of mine

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Corie avatar
@Corie
leaf-1 14 Plants
xp 273 XP
globe Lawton, Oklahoma
08/05/2021

I love how beautiful it is!

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Esthersjungle avatar
@Esthersjungle
leaf-1 24 Plants
xp 749 XP
07/26/2021

Easy to take care, fun

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Julia avatar
@Julia
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 118 XP
globe Rochester, New York
07/25/2021

Will look small and ugly if not on a moss pole or climbing up

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Browns easily Browns easily
Cb1 avatar
@Cb1
leaf-1 25 Plants
xp 437 XP
07/20/2021

I Love Lara :)

Xxjazzxxpazz avatar
@Xxjazzxxpazz
leaf-1 27 Plants
xp 801 XP
07/19/2021

I love my cheesey plant, but I am always worried he’s leaves will break

Survivor Survivor
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Donna avatar
@Donna
leaf-1 34 Plants
xp 1,093 XP
globe Pennsauken Township, New Jersey
07/17/2021

Great fenestrations. A new plant for me so I’ll update the suggestion in a few months.

Kristygoldblatt avatar
@Kristygoldblatt
leaf-1 48 Plants
xp 5,777 XP
globe Oliver Springs, Tennessee
07/13/2021

I have two of these and they seem to both be thriving and sprouting out new leaf’s. I have only had mine for about 2 weeks tho.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Savannaheastley avatar
@Savannaheastley
leaf-1 30 Plants
xp 683 XP
globe Bellerive, Tasmania
07/13/2021

This plant is a super fast grower and the leaves are absolutely gorgeous!

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Harper_wallace10_ avatar
@Harper_wallace10_
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 79 XP
07/11/2021

They are a vibe so it likes to crawl

Fast grower Fast grower
Kristygoldblatt avatar
@Kristygoldblatt
leaf-1 48 Plants
xp 5,777 XP
globe Oliver Springs, Tennessee
07/09/2021

She is absolutely beautiful. At first when I got her I thought she wasn’t gonna survive because I didn’t read the sellers note. I repotted her as soon as I got her, but she is thriving and has new growth now. I’m looking forward to see how well she does and how she grows.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Plant parent avatar
@Plant parent
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 36 XP
globe Echt, Limburg
07/01/2021

just love it, sometimes forget to water it 🙈 but still keeps growing :) also such an easy plant to propagate. beautiful plant for al plant lovers, also great for newbies

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Beastlyblake25 avatar
@Beastlyblake25
leaf-1 34 Plants
xp 1,183 XP
globe Logan, Utah
06/30/2021

It’s been a fun one so far. Grow like a weed!

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor

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