6 responses to “Monstera deliciosa”

  1. Rick Jones

    Hello! So this is listed as in Aracacea Family which is the Palm Family. It’s actally in the Aroid or Aracea Family. No big deal, I often get the spelling topsy turvy myself. Thanks for a great post and all the posts u do😃

  2. Everett Skinner

    Arecaceae/Arecales

  3. Daniel Mosquin

    Slipped past editing, it was correct in the tags. Fixed.

  4. Peony Fan

    I’ve seen this plant before but never thought much of it. These great photos now make me think twice. The abstract patterns of the leaf and the hexagonal scales on the fruits are intriguing and beautiful. And thanks for the explanation of the holes.

  5. Albertine Ellis-Adam

    “This species is often grown as a fast-growing, large house plant”
    Years ago a friend visiting us drew a plastic bag containing a tiny seedling from his pocket. “I bought some seeds, and all have germinated so I present them to all my friends.” The seedling turned out to be fast growing indeed. In about a year it covered four square metres of the floor of our living room. We presented it to the zoological garden where it has lived happily for years with the crocodiles.

  6. Pat

    It is not high levels of oxalic acid that are the toxin in this plant. Needle-shaped calcium oxalate crystals called raphides (in special cells called idioblasts) are fired into the soft tissues of the mouth and throat causing severe irritation. These cells are common in the Araceae, often accompanied by protease enzymes that increase the damage.

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