Part of the Monstera family and recognised as a Swiss Cheese Plant, the Monstera adansonii or Monkey Mask plant - is a really stunning looking houseplant - its emerald green leaves are full of holes! Usually, Monstera has split along the leaves but the Monkey Monstera has holes through the leaves, which give it that classic ‘nibbled’ look. A great easy-care plant that will thrive indoors in the UK.
A really interesting houseplant to look at, the Monstera Monkey Leaf originates in the jungles of South and Central America, so when you are thinking about Monstera Monkey Mask care, think of the climate and conditions in the rainforest. Humidity is high, rainfall is occasional and heavy, light is bright but usually shaded by taller trees. You can replicate these conditions in a steamy kitchen or bathroom at home, and even in a warm living room!
The Monstera Monkey Mask can be trained to climb up a pole indoors, or it can be left so that the leaves grow and spill over the sides of a pot.
If you’d like to surprise someone special by giving this Monstera as an indoor plant gift, we can give it an extra personal touch by including a free, handwritten card, delivered along with your order. We’ll leave out the paperwork so no one will see the price but they will love the present!
As ever, if you’re looking to buy indoor plants online then here at Happy Houseplants we provide you not only with beautiful and interesting houseplants but we hope we also inspire you with our style! Soak up some of the rainforests every day in your home by buying wonderful houseplants from us!
Monstera adansonii care
This houseplant is easy to care for, suitable for beginners. Most of these plants die from overwatering, be a little mean and it will thrive.
Where should I put this Monstera?
Monstera Obliqua likes a humid atmosphere, bright but not in full sun.
How should I water my Monstera adansonii?
Think of the rainforest and water only when the top few inches of soil are dry. Do not allow it to sit in water but remove excess water from the saucer after watering.
Should I feed the Monkey Mask?
You can give it a feed once a month in spring and summer - try our vegan, organic plant food.
Is it pet safe?
No, it can be toxic to pets if eaten.
What size is the plant?
W5.5cm x H15cm plus - not huge but big enough to make an impact!
If you’d like to see a video we have made about general houseplant care, have a look here.
All our plants are supplied in a plastic nursery pot