Monstera Laniata: Subsp of Andansonii – Pro Plant Care Guide



Variations of Monstera adansonii, or Swiss Cheese Plant, are highly coveted by tropical houseplant fans and collectors. 

Their deep green leaves and interesting fenestrations make them beautiful and decorative plants for home or office. They are all native to the Oaxaca region of Mexico, Central America, tropical South America, and the West Indies.

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Monstera adansonii subsp. var laniata Care


Adansonii and laniata live in their native habitats with sun flecks or small beams of light filtering through the canopy of trees above. As houseplants, their light needs are 6 to 8 hours of bright indirect light a day, such as in an east-facing window.


Normal to warm household temperatures are just right for your plant. They will thrive in 65 to 85 degrees F. Anything higher than that will begin to wilt and damage the plant, and any temperature lower than 50 degrees will do the same.


Average household humidity levels are around 30% to 40%. Monstera adansonii subsp. laniata grows in high humidity in its rainforest environment (90% to 100%), but that’s impractical to achieve in a home.

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