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  Monstera obliqua
  Family Name : Araceae

  Common Names : Window-Leaf Monstera

 
Window-Leaf Monstera
  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Growth Form :
      Climber, Vine & Liana
  • Biogeography
    • Native Distribution :
      Tropical America
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Foliage: Leaves are green with entire leaf margin and long petiole (5 – 15 cm long). Leaf shape are variable, ranging from lanceolate (35 cm long 4 cm wide) to broadly ovate (14 cm long and 12 cm wide). Matured leaves are perforated by conspicuous holes on each side of the midrib. Leaf base is unequal, with one side about twice as wide as the other. 
      Stems: Stem is green and cylindrical, about 2 – 10 mm in diameter. Stem have internodes about 10 – 30 cm long and occasionally produce stolons. 
      Flowers: Tiny flowers are borne on a spike called spadix and surrounded by a modified leaf called spathe; together forming an inflorescence. Spathe is green and turns bright yellow when matured, usually 4 – 7 cm long and 3 – 5 cm wide. Flowering spadix is green and turns dark yellow (5 – 10 mm thick and 2 .5 – 6 mm long) when matured. Fruiting spadix turns from green to dark orange when matured. 
      Fruits: Fruits are white and berry-like, about 5 – 8 mm in diameter.
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
      None
  • Landscaping Features
    • Desirable Plant Features :
      Ornamental Foliage
      Landscape Uses :
      Interiorscape/ Indoor Plant
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Semi-Shade, Full Shade
      Water Preference :
      Lots of Water
  • Foliar
    • Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
      Green
      Foliar Margin :
      Entire
      Foliar Base :
      Oblique / Asymmetrical
  • Floral (Angiosperm)
    • Flower Grouping :
      Cluster / Inflorescence
      Inflorescence Type :
      Spathe & Spadix
  • Fruit, Seed & Spore
    • Mature Fruit Colour(s) [Angiosperms & Gymnosperms] :
      White

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