Plant Care Swiss Cheese Vine
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Swiss Cheese Vine

4.8 out of 5 (156 experiences)

Swiss Cheese Vine has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Swiss Cheese Vine has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate

Also known as

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

What other plant parents say

Swiss Cheese Vine has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 123
Swiss Cheese Vine has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 82
Swiss Cheese Vine has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 73
Swiss Cheese Vine has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 61
Swiss Cheese Vine has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 24
Swiss Cheese Vine has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 7
Swiss Cheese Vine has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 5
Swiss Cheese Vine has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 5
Sarahsalith avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Swiss Cheese Vine named Monstera Adansonii - Narrow by Sarahsalith on Greg, the plant care app
04/19/2021

*This plant sits near a west-facing window in a low-light room. I water it when the soil is dry.* I love this plant. I got it from my local nursery and it was in bad shape. I asked if I could get a …

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Mnplants avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Swiss Cheese Vine named Monstera adansonii by Mnplants on Greg, the plant care app
05/23/2021

Grows very fast! Had to cut and propagate it a few times these past couple months (I like to keep it short and bushy so I cut it frequently). I have mine in front a brick wall so it often tries to cl…

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@Eden
Barrington, Illinois
Rating of the plant Swiss Cheese Vine named Monstera Adansonii by Eden on Greg, the plant care app
03/26/2021

I definetly would recommend a Swiss cheese vine, it only needs to be watered once every 3 weeks, and can survive in front of a North, West, or East facing window. (The more light it gets the faster …

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Nikkilynn avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Swiss Cheese Vine named Desmond by Nikkilynn on Greg, the plant care app
03/08/2021

Hearty little guys. I inherited one with gorgeous, full, 6’ vines and it went through so much shock from the move. I trimmed it way back and added a moss grow pole and kept it on a regular regimen of…

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Mistedleavesandstone avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Swiss Cheese Vine named Sven by Mistedleavesandstone on Greg, the plant care app
06/16/2021

Monstera Adansonii is fast growing and a climber. My adansonii is climbing a good size piece of branch just a bit thicker than the average moss pole. Steady moisture but not soggy soil. I mist and l…

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Oliver Springs, Tennessee
Rating of the plant Swiss Cheese Vine named Swiss Cheese 1 by Kristygoldblatt on Greg, the plant care app
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 gr…

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Alexnoonan avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Swiss Cheese Vine named Swissy by Alexnoonan on Greg, the plant care app
05/20/2021

I love my Swiss cheese vine! It’s growing very quickly in my living room, which I previously thought didn’t get enough light to keep plants alive. But this little Swissy is doin it’s thing and I can’…

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Bloomington, Illinois
Rating of the plant Swiss Cheese Vine named もも✨🌈 (Momo) by Bittermulatto on Greg, the plant care app
04/17/2021

I love how easy they are to propagate. When mine arrived in the post it was terribly infested with gnats, I was only able to salvage 3 leaf cuttings but luckily they all sprouted new leaves. it’s a w…

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Richmond, Virginia
Rating of the plant Swiss Cheese Vine named Big Boi by Thecre8ivgemini on Greg, the plant care app
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!

Nancy avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Swiss Cheese Vine named Monstero jr by Nancy on Greg, the plant care app
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

How to care for Swiss Cheese Vine

Water

How often to water your Swiss Cheese Vine

Water needs for Swiss Cheese Vine
0.5 cups
every 9

Swiss Cheese Vine 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 Swiss Cheese Vine

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 Swiss Cheese Vine: 6ft from a window
6ft or less from
a window

Swiss Cheese Vine 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 Swiss Cheese Vine in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Swiss Cheese Vine

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Swiss Cheese Vine: 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 Swiss Cheese Vine after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Swiss Cheese Vine

Swiss Cheese Vine

Swiss Cheese Vine


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.

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