Training Monstera Adansonii: A Unique Approach to Plant Care

nell foster looks at a monstera adansonii swiss cheese vine growing up a moss trellis

This article introduces a fresh perspective on training Monstera adansonii, commonly known as the Swiss Cheese Vine. Alongside, it showcases a creative DIY moss trellis that adds a touch of tropical elegance to your indoor space. If you’re a plant enthusiast looking for innovative ways to showcase your trailing plants, this guide is perfect for you.

Creating a DIY Moss Trellis

To begin, repot your Monstera adansonii into a larger pot, leaving extra space at the back for the trellis. The Swiss Cheese Vine has smaller leaves and thinner stems compared to its relative, the Monstera deliciosa. To provide adequate support and encourage upward growth, a unique moss trellis is essential.

For this DIY project, you’ll need:

  • 2-foot moss poles
  • Jute twine string or hemp cord

Instead of searching for a pre-made trellis, craft your own to better suit the plant’s size and aesthetic preference. The moss-covered trellis complements the lush foliage of the Swiss Cheese Vine, creating a tropical ambiance.

DIY Moss Trellis Video

Here’s a simple step-by-step guide to create your moss trellis:

  1. Measure the width of your pot to determine the appropriate size for the trellis.
  2. Cut one pole into four horizontal rungs, gradually increasing their size for an elegant fan-like design.
  3. Evenly space out the rungs on the vertical supports and secure them in place with a dot of hot glue.
  4. Tie a piece of twine tightly around the end of each rung to ensure stability.

Training Your Monstera adansonii

Now that you have the trellis ready, it’s time to train your Monstera adansonii for vertical growth. Follow these simple steps:

  1. Place the moss trellis at the back of the pot, ensuring it reaches the bottom.
  2. Gently weave the stems of the plant around the trellis, arranging them in a visually pleasing manner.
  3. Use twine string to attach any loose stems to the trellis for additional support.
  4. As your plant continues to grow, regularly monitor and attach any new stems to the trellis as needed. Eventually, you may need to upgrade to a larger support.
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Expert Tips for Successful Training

Training your Monstera adansonii is an exciting and rewarding process. Here are a few additional tips for maintaining a healthy and well-trained plant:

  • Soon, you can expect a comprehensive care guide specifically dedicated to this attractive and fast-growing plant.
  • Stay tuned for more valuable insights on Monstera adansonii care within the next couple of months.
  • For further information and inspiration, explore our helpful guides on other popular houseplants, such as Monstera Deliciosa, Arrowhead Plants, and Hoya.

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Happy gardening and enjoy the stunning growth of your trained Monstera adansonii! Thank you for joining us on this journey to create a more beautiful and vibrant world.