Plant Care Swiss Cheese Vine

Swiss Cheese Vine

4.8 out of 5 (180 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

About Swiss Cheese Vine

Swiss Cheese Vine is a super popular houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in abundant sunlight ☀ and should be less than 3 feet from a window.

Plant parents describe this plant as a fast grower and easy to propagate with a whopping 2011 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟

Swiss Cheese Vine likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Taxonomy

Monstera adansonii
Monstera
Araceae
Alismatales

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

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 located in Baltimore, Maryland.

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

Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Swiss Cheese Vine in Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore, Maryland

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Growing Swiss Cheese Vine in Baltimore right now

Light needs for plant Swiss Cheese Vine in Baltimore, Maryland

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

November 29th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Baltimore is currently very low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in de…

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Light needs for plant Swiss Cheese Vine in Baltimore, Maryland

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 29.3% ☀️

November 28th, 2021

Baltimore is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Baltimore is expected to decrease by 29.3% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 7.3 megajoules of energy per m2

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Light needs for plant Swiss Cheese Vine in Baltimore, Maryland

Daylight will decrease by 1.1 hours 📉

November 28th, 2021

This month, Baltimore is getting an average of 8.8 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 11% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.3 total hours of dayl…

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Finding light for Swiss Cheese Vine in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Swiss Cheese Vine: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Swiss Cheese Vine may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Baltimore, Maryland ⛅.

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.

When to repot Swiss Cheese Vine

Nutrient needs for plant Swiss Cheese Vine in Baltimore, Maryland

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

November 29th, 2021

The growing potential in Baltimore is very low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best t…

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Care Summary for Swiss Cheese Vine

Swiss Cheese Vine

Swiss Cheese Vine


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

What other plant parents say

Swiss Cheese Vine has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 141
Swiss Cheese Vine has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 94
Swiss Cheese Vine has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 81
Swiss Cheese Vine has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 70
Swiss Cheese Vine has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 27
Swiss Cheese Vine has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 8
Swiss Cheese Vine has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 6
Swiss Cheese Vine has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 5
Karah86 avatar
@Karah86
leaf-1 13 Plants
xp 535 XP
globe Savannah, Georgia
11/28/2021

Got a propagated plant from a friend. When I got it, there were only two leaves, now has four with a new one unfurling. Be patient and give lots of humidity to leaves as they unfurl. This process is slow, but worth the wait. Have mine under a grow light.

Boki avatar
@Boki
leaf-1 107 Plants
xp 2,132 XP
globe San Juan, Metro Manila
11/19/2021

Really dont know how to care for this plant. Thought it would be easier than the deliciosa but its not. This is my second plant. The first one died due to overwatering. Hope with the assistance of Greg the overwatering issue will be addressed. Will give it a 5 star rating if this one gives me big lush leaves.

Fast grower Fast grower
Hkpierson avatar
@Hkpierson
leaf-1 20 Plants
xp 389 XP
globe New York
11/11/2021

My favorite plant! Looks fancy with its windowpane leaves, but propagates from a cutting like a pothos.

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Sleepswithbutterflies avatar
@Sleepswithbutterflies
leaf-1 201 Plants
xp 3,754 XP
globe Dorset, England
11/07/2021

Climbs up a moss pole easily & lets you know when it’s feeling ignored. Easy to propagate in water & delightful to look at. A foliage winner!

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Madde.lynn avatar
@Madde.lynn
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 84 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
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@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 56 Plants
xp 3,079 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 7 Plants
xp 259 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 52 Plants
xp 1,692 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 6 Plants
xp 355 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 1,366 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 863 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 :)

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@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 32 Plants
xp 1,127 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.

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@Kristygoldblatt
leaf-1 72 Plants
xp 7,400 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

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