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Monstera adansonii Care

Monstera adansonii is often called swiss cheese vine or split-leaf philodendron. (That name is also used for Monstera deliciosa.) Monstera and Philodendron are both in the Araceae family but they are different genus and therefore cannot be used interchangeably. Referring to M. adansonii as a Philodendron also implies their care is the same. Most Philodendron sold as houseplants are quite resilient, fuss-proof, and tolerant of low light and underwatering. (There are a few exceptions, such as 'Birkin', which need a ton of light.) M. adansonii is not as resilient and you may have a hard time figuring out why it is getting yellow leaves. That being said, we still rate it a 2 (average care) on our care level scale. But give it the correct light, water, and potting mix and you will be set up for success. This care slideshow will cover all those details, as well as explain why you may be getting yellow leaves.

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