Plant Care Swiss Cheese Vine

Swiss Cheese Vine

4.8 out of 5 (217 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

The Swiss Cheese Plant is named for its characteristic leaves with holes resembling swiss cheese! The holes in Monstera leaves let water drip close to the roots, and they absorb the scattered beams of sunlight that make it down through the forest canopy ☀️.

Taxonomy

Monstera adansonii
Monstera
Araceae
Alismatales

Also known as

Adanson's Monstera, Swiss Cheese Plant, Five Holes Plant, Monkey Mask Plant and Monkey Mask

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 Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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 Minneapolis, Minnesota

Minneapolis, Minnesota

36% Very Low

Growing Swiss Cheese Vine in Minneapolis right now

Light needs for plant Swiss Cheese Vine in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

December 1st, 2022

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

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

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Light needs for plant Swiss Cheese Vine in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Sunlight will decrease by 35.1% ☀️

December 2nd, 2022

Minneapolis is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Minneapolis is expected to decrease by 35.1% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 5.2 megajoules of energy per…

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Light needs for plant Swiss Cheese Vine in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Daylight will decrease by 1.3 hours 📉

December 1st, 2022

This month, Minneapolis is getting an average of 7.8 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 13.3% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 8.6 total hours of …

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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 Minneapolis, Minnesota ⛅.

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 Minneapolis, Minnesota

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

December 1st, 2022

The growing potential in Minneapolis 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…

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FAQs
Difficulty Level

Swiss Cheese Vine is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!


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Yellow Leaves

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 Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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 164
Swiss Cheese Vine has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 107
Swiss Cheese Vine has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 96
Swiss Cheese Vine has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 88
Swiss Cheese Vine has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 35
Swiss Cheese Vine has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 7
Swiss Cheese Vine has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 7
Abcd avatar
@Abcd
leaf-1 24 Plants
xp 4,923 XP
globe Richmond, VA
03/19/2022

Very cool

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Stefunibee avatar
@Stefunibee
leaf-1 75 Plants
xp 2,624 XP
globe Austin, TX
03/02/2022

Propagation is as simple as pothos props… have at least 1 node and a leaf and put it in water.. it takes a little time but it’s gorgeous

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Veriveri avatar
@Veriveri
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 173 XP
globe Melbourne, Victoria
02/11/2022

This is a fantastic starter plant! So easy to maintain and so beautiful to watch grow. Mine can put out 4 leaves in a week under high humidity, warmth and the right light. I feed her once a fortnight for bigger foliage growth (size and amount) with a watered down all rounder synthetic mix.
Careful with grow lights! These plants are climbers coming off the Forrest floor and are able to thrive on the lower end of the spectrum. Grow lights will speed up leaf output, however they are prone to crispy leaves and brown spots under too much light. Humidity is definitely your friend with this cheesy wonder.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Yveo avatar
@Yveo
leaf-1 105 Plants
xp 4,941 XP
02/05/2022

Almost killed this plant with love when I first got her ! (Too much overwatering). However she stayed strong and since I figured out a routine for her that worked - she practically sprouts a new every week.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Lividjellyfish avatar
@Lividjellyfish
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 169 XP
01/19/2022

Cranky, overly dramatic, whiny. But it’s pretty.

Browns easily Browns easily
Fast grower Fast grower
Fruityloops avatar
@Fruityloops
leaf-1 11 Plants
xp 394 XP
globe Richardson, TX
01/19/2022

sensitive to over/underwatering but hardy. Gorgeous tropical look, I recommend misting a couple times a week and watering less than you think you need to.

Browns easily Browns easily
Pest magnet Pest magnet
Survivor Survivor
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
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@Wellspokendaisy
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 26 XP
globe Tambon Bun Than, Chang Wat Nong Bua Lam Phu
01/18/2022

Honestly this plant will just make you say “idk what I’m doing but it’s thriving!”

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Elderwildyam avatar
@Elderwildyam
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 98 XP
01/17/2022

If you are trying to get your Monstera Andansonii to grow to a longer length and aren’t getting the results you want yet, don’t stress. It can take some time for the plant to start trailing. If you want to encourage this water regularly and keep in the same place.

Fast grower Fast grower
Plantina91 avatar
@Plantina91
leaf-1 21 Plants
xp 939 XP
globe Eugene, OR
01/15/2022

Just be sure it gets a lot of light and pay attention to watering it. I try to make sure, since I get water from the tap, to fill my jug that I use a few days before I water any of my plants..they seem to like it better.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
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@Boozybillsbabe
leaf-1 52 Plants
xp 8,863 XP
globe Baltimore, MD
01/14/2022

Beautiful fast growing plant but can be difficult to care for. Will brown if it doesn’t have enough humidity and is very sensitive to over watering, which causes yellow leaves.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Browns easily Browns easily
Cheryl avatar
@Cheryl
leaf-1 21 Plants
xp 1,303 XP
01/14/2022

Very tolerant can’t wait till get really big

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Kaylies avatar
@Kaylies
leaf-1 45 Plants
xp 8,472 XP
globe Leawood, KS
01/13/2022

No matter what I did, it was never happy. Probably won’t buy another.

Browns easily Browns easily
Mommy avatar
@Mommy
leaf-1 17 Plants
xp 516 XP
globe Orchard Park, NY
01/09/2022

Love it :)

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Mossycabbages avatar
@Mossycabbages
leaf-1 74 Plants
xp 3,152 XP
12/28/2021

This plant and I have had our fair share of fights but she always comes around with a new leaf. This kind of plant definitely does better with a pole to grow up but does okay without one. I currently keep this one in high humidity ~80% and around 6” away from grow lights and it’s doing well. I also add a layer about an inch deep of spagnum moss on top of the soil to keep it a little more humid

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Mossycabbages avatar
@Mossycabbages
leaf-1 74 Plants
xp 3,152 XP
12/28/2021

I bought mine off Etsy in winter and it was delayed so it came with some cold damage. Despite below freezing temperatures, she’s made a wonderful comeback and has one brand new leaf with another starting to unfurl. Very easy to grow and propping just involves nodes and water.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Karah86 avatar
@Karah86
leaf-1 10 Plants
xp 1,154 XP
globe Cincinnati, OH
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 3,626 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 25 Plants
xp 1,033 XP
globe Brattleboro, VT
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
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@Mothgoblin
leaf-1 217 Plants
xp 7,618 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
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@Thecre8ivgemini
leaf-1 31 Plants
xp 512 XP
globe Richmond, VA
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

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