Monkey Mask Monsteras can live in low to bright, dappled indirect light. Prolonged exposure to bright direct sunlight may burn and scorch their leaves. Growth will be slower in low light environments.
The Monstera Monkey Mask, whose official name is Monstera Adansonii, is the brother of the well-known Swiss cheese plant. This green hunk also has holes - but with a different twist. The classic Monstera usually has holes at the end of the leaf, as if someone has cut into the leaf. With the Monstera Monkey Mask the holes are more in the middle of the leaf, by the vein, and the ends of the leaf are closed - as if someone has punched a hole in the leaf. That gives this species a very distinctive look.
It's not really clear how this one acquired the name ‘Monkey Mask’, but one might guess... A cheeky monkey that was playing hide and seek behind the bright green leaves somewhere in the tropics whilst a serious botanist was braving the jungle to discover new plant species. A bit of a distraction, certainly! But a fun one!PLANT CARE:
- This plant grows best in peat-based potting soil in a pot that has a large drainage hole. The peat helps to trap moisture in the soil without allowing it to become waterlogged. For strong growth, aim for a soil pH of 5.5 to 7.0.
- Before you water this plant, do the knuckle test—stick your finger up to the knuckle into the soil to see how wet or dry the soil is. If the soil is nearly dry, water it. Don't let the soil dry out entirely.
- The plants are native to the jungles of Central and South America, where they grow under the coverage of trees. Therefore, the plants grow best in indirect sunlight. If direct sunlight is unavoidable, limit the exposure to just two to three hours of morning sun.
- Not pet friendly
Height of the plant - 78 cm. Diameter of the pot - 27 cm. Sustee size L.
The height of the plant is measured from the base of the pot to the top of the plant.
The diameter of the pot is measured at the top part of the pot