Monstera Laniata: Guide To Plants With Holey Leaves

The absolutely stunning leaf plant Monstera Laniata will inevitably become the center of attention in your indoor garden.

Its enormous, glossy leaves with recognizable oval holes, are what give this Swiss Cheese Plant its common name. This plant is a low-care indoor plant, despite its stunning look.

Botanical NameMonstera Adansonii ssp. Laniata ‘Large Form’
Other namesMonstera Laniata
Plant TypeHouseplant
OriginCosta Rica
LightShade sunlight
WaterOnce or twice a week
SoilNutrient but well-drained soil
Temperature61- 82℉  
ToxicPets/mildly toxic

About Monstera Laniata 

Monstera Laniata is a close relative of the well-known Monstera Adansonii. This plant is not the same plant as Monstera Acuminata although they both have holey leaves.

Monstera Adansonii Variation Laniata is a South American native. This is a very mischievous child that enjoys climbing and can scale thrilling heights as they become older.

 The young leaves are green and elongated. The holes in the plant will get bigger and denser as it gets older.

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Monstera Laniata Care guide

How to care for Monstera Laniata?

If you focus on the fundamentals, growing this Monstera plant is not really troublesome. The care of Monstera Adansonii Variegata plants is rather simple and comparable to that of other tropical plants.

Give it warm, humid weather, some water, and shield it from the sun. These straightforward care instructions for Monstera Aadansonii Laniata should help this lovely monstera flourish.

Light

Monstera Laniata thrives behind the thick tree canopy in the tropical rainforests where it is native. For lighting conditions, it prefers partial shade and highly filtered sunlight, or between 10,000 and 15,000 lux.

Place the Monstera Adansonii Laniata next to a north or east-facing window or in a shaded area of a south or west-facing room to fulfill its lighting requirements.

To ensure that the plant receives enough light on all sides, flip the pot once a week, a quarter turn at a time.

In addition, always keep it out of direct sunlight to prevent the burning of its gorgeous foliage.

Water

You must mimic these watering requirements for your houseplant, as Monstera Laniata is accustomed to soil that is damp but not drenched in its natural rainforests. When the upper half of the soil is dry, water your monstera.

Use a watering can to completely fill the pot while watering, then allow the extra water to drip out the bottom.

Eliminate the standing water to prevent the soil from becoming too damp. You might need to repeat this procedure two or three times if the soil has been very dried up before watering because water will just flow straight through such dirt. Besides, you could use orchid bark to enhance drainage.

Soil

Because excessively moist soil might harm or kill the plant, The soil needs to drain well while being nutrient-rich. A pH range of slightly acidic to neutral is ideal for Monstera Adansonii Laniata (pH 5 to 7.5).

You can make soil for Monstera houseplants by mixing equal portions of sand, loam, perlite, bark, and compost; this is another option if you want to grow tropical plants.

If none of those are available, try a basic mixture of half-peat moss and half-potting soil. Equivalent amounts of coco fiber can be used in place of peat moss as a more environmentally friendly option.

Fertilizer

Use fertilizer on Monstera indoor plants to promote quick, healthy growth and huge leaves. For your monstera nutrition, you can utilize any common household food through photosynthesis. Use a nutrient ratio that is appropriate, like 10-10-10.

If you go for liquid fertilizer, dilute it with water before applying it to promote uniform dispersion to the roots. When the soil is dry, avoid applying it since it can merely flow out of the bottom and be wasted.

In spring and summer, you should apply liquid fertilizer every one-and-a-half months. Granules of slow-release fertilizer can also be added to the soil, and they will last the full growing season.

Humidity

You should make an effort to maintain a high humidity level for your monstera since these jungle plants appreciate a damp environment.

Monstera Adansonii Laniata prefers a relative humidity of 60 to 90%. This ratio is higher than you’ll want to keep it at throughout your entire house.

However, there are a few alternative ways to satisfy this plant’s humidity needs. If you have a number of plants that require a comparable amount of humidity, you might set them on a big pebble tray with water or cluster them next to a tiny humidifier.

The easiest way to do this is to spray the leaves many times each week. To prevent the accumulation of mineral salts on the leaves, use distilled water.

Temperature

The Monstera Laniata's temperature range is unquestionably on the hot side

As you might anticipate for a tropical plant, the Monstera Laniata‘s temperature range is unquestionably on the hot side. 61–82 °F ( 16-27°C) is the ideal temperature range for Monstera Adansonii Laniata.

Even in freezing areas, the majority of households can readily supply enough heat at the lower level.

In fact, if Monstera Laniata is too close to the source of air conditioning in hot weather, it may be more sensitive to too-cold temperatures. 10b–12, is the growth zone Monstera Latiana can be grown outdoors all year in temperate climates or transported outside in the summer.

Be cautious, though, since they have low cold tolerance and a modest tolerance for temperatures below 50 °F (10 °C).

How to do Monstera Laniata propagation?

Monstera Laniata propagation is simple if all the following measures are implemented.

Stem Cuttings

Use a sharp knife or a pair of scissors to trim stems that are at least 6 inches long, have two nodes at the very least, and are trimmed just below the node.

The presence of an aerial root makes it even better. Take away everything but the top one or two leaves.

Simply put the stems in a jar of water and set it in a warm, shady area to propagate Monstera Adansonii Var Laniata. Every few days, change the water. Keep them warm and wet.

The cuttings should grow roots that are 2-4 inches long after about a month. Plant them in containers.

Soil Propagation 

You must prepare:

  • Sterile, cutting-edge pruning shears
  • Potting soil or sphagnum moss
  • Growth vessel
  • Hormones for roots. It’s a good and wise choice to go for HydroDynamics Clonex Rooting Gel.
  • an opaque plastic bag with a closure. 

Steps to take:

  • Cut a mature, healthy stem with at least two nodes below the lower node. If possible, choose one with obvious aerial roots for quicker results.
  • Remove the lowest leaves, leaving just one or two of the top ones.
  • On the area that will be buried in the ground, apply your rooting hormone.
  • Plant your clipping in the dirt after making a tiny hole there. Make sure the two nodes are buried. Lightly tamp your potting mixture to aid it in standing straight.
  • Water your cutting until the drainage hole starts to overflow with surplus water.
  • Leave a little gap so that your plant may breathe when you cover it with your plastic bag. But keep the bag away from the foliage.
  • Bring it somewhere warm with plenty of indirect light.
  • Make sure the soil is still moist enough. Mist it if it starts drying. In order to aerate the plant, remove the plastic bag for a few hours a few times a week.

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Common Problems with Monstera Laniata

Root rot 

If you overwater your plant or use potting soil that doesn’t drain well, root rot is likely to occur. Yellowing leaves are a typical warning indicator.

Others include withering, drooping leaves, moldy potting mix, squishy stem bases, and black spots. Repot your plant right away, removing any decaying parts with sterile scissors.

Yellow foliage 

Laniata's leaves are turning yellow if the plant is overwatered

If your Laniata’s leaves are turning yellow, you’ve probably overwatered it. Insufficient or too much light, low humidity, or chilly breezes might be the cause, though. Possible but uncommon causes include parasites, illness, and dietary deficits.

Pests

Particularly when grown outdoors, these plants are susceptible to pests including Monstera plants, mealybugs, scale, spider mites, thrips, and aphids.

Always keep an eye out for these insects or their telltale indications, such as honeydew, black sooty mold, and leaf patches. Webbing, holes, and yellow, brown, or malformed leaves might also be present.

Finally, keep new plants isolated while managing any pests you find using horticultural spray oils, insecticidal soaps, or neem oil. Some pests can also be washed away from your plants.

FAQs

Is Monstera Laniata the same as Monstera Adansonii?

The genus Adansonii includes the subspecies Laniata. While the size and form of the leaves are relatively comparable, Monstera Adansonii’s leaves often have a considerably deeper green color and an almost reflected appearance due to how polished they are. This is the main distinction between the two species.

How do you care for a Monstera Laniata?

Because this plant requires so little upkeep, caring for one is simple. High humidity, good quality, well-draining potting soil, frequent availability of water, moderate-to-strong light, and periodic fertilizer are all beneficial to them. It is advised to use a climbing pole and to prune occasionally.

Is Monstera Laniata uncommon? 

Yes. It is a rather unusual form of Adansonii.” The two primary differences are that the fenestration begins in the middle of the dark green leaves and that the leaves seem pleated. 

Kelly Lawrence

Kelly Lawrence

I’m Kelly Lawrence, two years after graduating with a Journalism major, I had the opportunity to apply my experiences to become the founder and executive content writer of this gardening blog.