Monstera Adansonii Variegata
Also known as monstera friedrichsthalii variegata, swiss cheese plant, mexican plant, hurricane plant.
Monstera Adansonii is famous because of the unique variegated foliage and leaves with holes that need more light than the ones without variegation.
Variegated plants (yellow or white parts) need brighter light to survive since they have less chlorophyll than regular green plants.
Monstera Adandonii Variegata is mildly toxic if ingested so you should keep an eye on your pets or children. Thanks to its aerial roots it climbs trees, totems, wood or whatever it has nearby, so you can have fun experimenting with totems or other superficies to see how this grows.
Monstera Adansonii Variegata care
How much light does a Monstera Adansonii Variegata need?
Monstera Adansonii Variegata needs bright light because variegated plants need a little more sunlight to survive since they have less chlorophyll than regular plants.
Place your Monstera Adansonii next to a north faced window or foot away from a south/west facing window so it has plenty of bright light.
How to water a Monstera Adansonii Variegata?
Water your Monstera Adansonii Variegata thoroughly once per week until water leaves the drainage hole. If you don't know how to keep the soil moist water your monstera when the 2 top inch of the soil is dry.
How often we water our plants is directly related to other factors such as temperature or light, but you need to water your monstera periodically to make it grow best because plants kind of get used to that.
Water your monstera less often in low light conditions or in winter or its roots will rot and cause death because of over watering
What's the ideal humidity for a Monstera Adansonii Variegata?
Monstera Adansonii Variegata does well in average humidity conditions, but it will certainly do better in slightly or highly humid rooms.
The best way to increase humidity levels is to use a humidifier, avoid having windows open if you live in a dry place, and to do not use very often air conditioning or heating.
How to fertilize a Monstera Adansonii Variegata?
Feed your Monstera Adansonii Variegata once a week or every two weeks during the spring and summer.
Don't fertilize your monstera during winter so it can rest and have plenty of energy during the growing season.
Monstera Adansonii Variegata care tips
Give your Monstera Adansonii bright light.
Wipe the leaves with a damp cloth and gently dry to keep them clean and healthy.
Don't let your Monstera remain in water.
Let your Monstera trail surfaces like totems, grills or walls.
Monstera roots are not the type of roots that damage walls or surfaces.
Rotate your Monstera Adansonii periodically.
Raise the temperature and humidity to make your monstera feel like home.
Video tutorials of monstera care and tips
The videos might not be about exactly the same plant, but the same variety. In most cases, this not relevant because many of the varieties have the same requirements.