Monstera adansonii Monkey Mask - Swiss cheese plant 120mm - The Jungle Collective

Monstera adansonii Monkey Mask – Swiss cheese plant 120mm


It’s easy to grow baby! Monstera Monkeymask – Swiss Cheese Plant! This plant gets its name from the large, heart-shaped leaves that develop holes as it ages! Adansonii is a cousin of the Monstera Deliciosa.



Monstera Monkeymask aka The Swiss Cheese Plant is one of the hottest houseplants. It’s one of the absolute must have indoor plant.

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Care Tips
📷: @succulentnative ('say Cheese' was definitely said whilst taking this photo 🙃). The legendary Monstera Adansonii, affectionately known as the Swiss Cheese Plant!

Why we're glad you asked as we do our best to have a steady supply of Monstera Adansonii or Monstera Monkey Mask. Click here to See if we have any Monstera Adansonii in Stock! 


Monstera Adansonii Lighting & Position

Monstera comes from the wet forests of Mexico, so they thrive in a warm and well lit position with lots of bright, indirect light. Keep them away from open windows, drafts and heating/cooling units as they won’t like cold drafts and sudden temperature fluctuations.


Monstera Adansonii Watering

It’s important to keep up a regular watering routine. In summer you want to keep the soil moist but not soggy. To monitor this, you can use your finger to poke into the top 5 cm of potting mix and feel the soil moisture level before watering. If it feels wet, let it dry out for longer. Over watering can lead to fungal issues or root rot. Try watering once a week, using just enough water to start to see some draining from the bottom of the pot. During winter, when the plant isn’t in an active growing phase you should reduce watering frequency. 

With almost all plants, drainage is essential. Ensure that whatever vessel your plant is in, there are sufficient holes in the bottom to allow excess water to freely drain from the pot and away from the plant’s roots. 

These tropical plants don't do well with long periods of dryness, they won’t develop their characteristic holes if conditions are too dry or too cold. Keep monitoring them to ensure the happy balance of moisture within the soil.


Monstera Adansonii Humidity

Monstera isn’t as fussed as some of the other aroids in terms of humidity, however if you do begin to see signs of humidity stress (usually crisp, brown leaf edges) here are some tips for increasing humidity include grouping plants together, placing pots on a pebble tray or - if you want to go all out - buy a small humidifier online and place it in amongst your rainforest friends! 


Monstera Adansonii Fertiliser

Feed with liquid fertiliser fortnightly over the warm, growing period (spring - autumn) and not at all over the cooler winter months.

We recommend using our Plant Food available here


Monstera Adansonii Extra Tips

Monstera are epiphytic plants, in nature they grow up and over other tall rainforest trees. This means that at home they will need some form of support to attach to as they grow. You can provide this a number of ways. One option is to wrap coconut fibre around a piece of pvc pipe, a stick or wooden stake. Attach the fibre firmly with wire or string and then gently tie your plant onto the support to help it attach. You can also buy ready made ‘plant totem poles’ online or at some nurseries so have a look around! If you would like to make your own this short video from a recent gardening australia episode will show you how:

Once a month you can wipe down the plants leaves using a damp cloth to clean away any dust that has collected and may be preventing the leaves from breathing. You can also prune off any damaged or dying leaves using a sharp pair of scissors or secateurs. 


Monstera Adansonii Toxicity

This plant is toxic if ingested for both humans and animals so keep it away from kids or your furry friends!


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Orders placed from Mon, 3rd June to Sun 10pm, 23rd June will follow the following delivery schedule. 

– Metro – We Deliver Within A 50km Radius Of Major Cities
– Regional- If you are not within 50km of a metro city, shop at our regional store and we offer a select range of plants that can be posted through Australia Post


Shipping Costs
– Free shipping is available to Metro areas (Zone 1- within 25km of CBD) if you spend over $299. Zone 2+3 receive a $15 discount over this spend. Regional freight doesn't get discounted freight.
– Shipping is $25.95. Orders up to 50km outside of the CBD are hand delivered to your door. Those outside of the 50km zone can shop in our Regional store and deliveries are sent via Australia Post via Regular Post.
– $5.95 handling fee is applied to all orders for cardboard, packing and dispatch. Regional orders are charged at $3 per item. Dispatching via AusPost takes a lot of care and detail. Each plant is individually wrapped, taped and stuck to the base of the box.
– If you shop more than once during your cycle, just add your order number at checkout to combine your order and receive free shipping.
– Please note WA, NT and TA are not currently available on our online shop and we can't ship to these areas.


Delivery Lead time
Please note that the delivery timeline is an estimate only, and we cannot guarantee delivery on or before a specific date. However, in many cases, orders are delivered earlier than estimated. Please allow extra time for your deliveries to arrive during busy periods.

  • Brisbane - Thu, 27th June to Sun, 30th June
  • Sydney  – Mon, 1st July to Fri, 5th July
  • Melbourne – Tues, 2nd July to Fri, 5th July
  • Canberra – Thu, 4th July to Sun, 7th July
  • Adelaide – Mon, 1st July to Fri, 5th July
  • Regional Store – Dispatch will occur by Sat, 29th June. We offer Regular Australia Post delivery. All Regional orders are dispatched from our Brisbane warehouse.
  • Please note pick-ups are no longer facilitated.


What if I’m not home?
Please note we will attempt 1 delivery to your location. If you’re not home, our driver will find a safe spot to leave your order. If unsuccessful and it’s not safe to leave, you will be required to collect your order from our storage facility. You’ll get a notification about your missed delivery, so you can pick your item up in person. Please email our team so we can confirm a date and time for you to pick it up.


– Delivery to a Parcel collection point is not possible.
– Please ensure the address you have nominated can accept deliveries on the weekend and during the week including holidays. We are not able to facilitate – only weekend and only weekday deliveries.
– We are also not able to update with ETA on timings other than the above delivery window, as this does become quite hard for us to manage expectations.
– Changes to delivery addresses are not possible once the order is placed.


We will do our best when packing but please allow for some leaf damage during transportation due to packaging or climate change. If your plant looks like it has wilted during transit, we recommend giving it some water right away – this should help it to recover and settle in or reach out to our horticulturalists on Facebook for more help.

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