By now you’re probably well acquainted with Monstera deliciosa - that gigantic, sculptural houseplant straight out of Mad Men that currently appears in roughly 75 percent of all design bloggers’ Instagram posts. It’s adored equally for being easy to grow and looking good next to a mid-century sofa. But have you met its cousin, Monstera adansonii aka Monstera Monkey Mask? Because we’d really like to introduce you.
Monsteras are often called Swiss cheese plants or vines for their leaves’ lacy holes and notches, and Monkey Mask is arguably the cheesiest of them all. Its leaves are more perforated and delicate than deliciosa‘s and the plant is petite in comparison. And though all Monsteras are considered vines, adansonii has a trailing quality that makes it a good pick for hanging baskets or training around a room.
They thrive extremely well in our hot tropical climate and are easy to care for!
MONSTERA MONKEY MASK
Dimensions: 14cmØ by 35cmH
Light: Partial Sun / Shade Loving
Fertilizer: Keep me in top form and boost leafy growth by feeding me once every month with nitrate-rich fertilizer (foliage fertilizer)