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Monstera friedrichsthalii - Swiss Cheese Plant

 Monstera friedrichsthalii - Swiss Cheese Plant (Monstera friedrichsthalii - Swiss Cheese Plant)

This Swiss Cheese plant was blooming profusely in the Botanical Building in Balboa Park, San Diego, CA. Photo taken Sept. 29, 2010. For once the lighting was perfect in this large lath house. lol!

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We have a large one that has been in an office at work for about 7 years .Never flowered once yet :o((

30 Sep, 2010


Great shot ... they have such a fascinating flower.

30 Sep, 2010



Are you sure it's not Monstera deliciosa - Split-leaf philodendron which is more commonly used as a house or office plant. Split-leaf philodendron produces a and incredible flower with delicious fruit which taste like pineapple.

30 Sep, 2010



Thanks. Yes, it has a beautiful flower...but Monstera deliciosa has a more spectacular, showy flower. : > )

30 Sep, 2010


Yes your right it is that indoor one :o))

1 Oct, 2010



Monstera friedrichsthalii - Swiss Cheese Plant is grown as a house plant's just not as forgiving of dry indoor air as Monstera deliciosa.

I'll have to post a pic of my Monstera's been in the backyard against the fence - in the same place (and neglected) since the day I moved in almost 7 years ago. : > )

2 Oct, 2010


I always wanted to know what the adult leaves looked like, Delonix. Thanks!

2 Oct, 2010


The inflorescence of Araceae are quite amazing, aren't they...

2 Oct, 2010



You're welcome! : > )

I have a small cutting-grown plant which a friend gave me last year. It's doing really well. However, the leaves are smaller than this one in the pic.

2 Oct, 2010



Yes, I love most plants in the Araceae family! We're so lucky we can grow many outside in our gardens here.

2 Oct, 2010

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