Monstera obliqua, Monstera, Window Leaf, Swiss Cheese Philodendron

Monstera obliqua

Monstera, Window Leaf, Swiss Cheese Philodendron
Family: Araceae
Origin: Brazil
Vine or creeper plantSemi-shadeShadeModerate waterRegular waterOrnamental foliage

Unusual form of Monstera. Leathery foliage. Makes an interesting indoor specimen. Slow growing. Leaves have oval holes. It is sometimes referred to as the juvenile form of Monstera adansonii. Very close related species - Monstera adansonii. There are many hybrids in cultivation between Monstera adansonii and Monstera obliqua.

Monstera obliqua leaves are as thin as a sheet of paper, when adansonii leaves are a bit rough. Obliquas leaves consist mostly of holes. Adansonii leaves are not as longitindial as obliqua's. The holes in adansonii cover generally half of the adult leaf.

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