Swiss Cheese Vine
4.8 out of 5 (217 experiences)
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 ☀️.
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
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 Portland, Oregon.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
February 5th, 2023
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Portland is currently very low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in det…
February 4th, 2023
Portland is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Portland is expected to increase by 55.7% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 9.0 megajoules of energy per m2 …
February 3rd, 2023
This month, Portland is getting an average of 7.3 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will increase by 16.4% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.3 total hours of da…
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 Portland, Oregon ⛅.
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.
What other plant parents say
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.
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
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.
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.