Broken Heart Plant
Broken Heart Plant, Swiss Cheese Vine, Monkey Mask, Five Holes Plant, Monstera Adansonii has many cute names for a cute plant due to the resemblance of the leaves to that of a cheeky monkey.
A close relative of the Swiss Cheese Plant, Monstera Deliciosa, it is often also referred to as Philodendron or Monstera Obliqua, however a true Obliqua is more hole than leaf and nowhere near as attractive as this little chap. The leaves of this plant don’t split as they grow older, but they form holes alongside the veins.
Five Holes Plant is easy to care for so long as it has moist, warm conditions. The plant has a vining habit and often grows entwined in and around itself, with new leaves and vines sometimes growing through the holes in existing leaves. This can lead to leaves tearing which gives the plant a shabby chic rather that pristine appeal.
Place the Monstera in a semi shady or light spot, in filtered sunlight. Make sure the potting soil is always mildly moist, but not wet. It’s best to water the plant regularly, and to give small amount of water each time, just enough to moisten the potting soil. We also recommend regularly misting the leaves to maintain a high humidity.