English name:Monkey Mask Monstera
Latin name:Monstera adansonii
About me:You might be more familiar with a close relative of mine: the Swiss Cheese Plant (Monstera deliciosa), I'm a little bit rarer and have been name 'monkey mask,' as some think my leaves look like monkeys' faces.
Useful to know:
Mexico and Central America.
You can leave me traling down or support me with a moss pole. My vines can get to lengths of up to 2m!
I prefer bright, indirect light but I will tolerate light shade. No direct sunlight, please.
Wait for my sol to dry out before giving me a drink.
I like warm conditions from 18-27°C. Anything lower and I'll grow really slowly.
One a month over the growing season, feed me with a balanced fertiliser.
Wipe my leaves gently to remove accumulated dust so that I can breathe properly.
If I'm getting to wild, you could train me to climb bamboo or a moss pole.
Keep away from pets and children.
I am often mislabelled as the Monstera Obliqua, which is a very rare cousin of mine only seen in the wild a mere 17 times!