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Monstera adansonii

Family: Araceae (a-RAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Monstera (mon-STER-uh) (Info)
Species: adansonii (ad-an-SOH-nee-eye) (Info)

Synonym:Monstera friedrichsthalii

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15 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials
Vines and Climbers

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:

Grown for foliage

Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Provides winter interest
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From woody stem cuttings
By air layering

Seed Collecting:
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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive cheilanthum On Jan 4, 2013, cheilanthum from Ormond Beach, FL wrote:

Long, long ago (in the early 1950s) I was a graduate student in botany at the Missouri Botanical Garden. On at least one occasion, I was given the ripe fruit of this plant and told to wrap it in newspaper until it was fragrant (like a pineapple!) and then eat. It was delicious, and obviously not poisonous, since I am still here to tell the tale!


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Jacksonville, Florida
Miami, Florida
Wauchula, Florida
Lafayette, Louisiana
Clinton, Mississippi
Jackson, Mississippi
Vicksburg, Mississippi
Springfield, Oregon
Alice, Texas
Broaddus, Texas
Houston, Texas
Katy, Texas
La Vernia, Texas
Pearland, Texas
Cabin Creek, West Virginia

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