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Other Names: Philodendron Opacum

Scientific Name: Monstera

Family: Araceae

Genus: Monstera

Native: West Indies, Central and South America


Closely related to Epipremnums and Philodendrons, Monsteras are their more dramatic counterparts. They usually have extremely large leaves and grow to great heights as a creeper but there are smaller, more compact leaf sizes in Monsteras as well. This is one of them, and it is a rare variety known as "Pera Karstenianum" prized by collectors for its deep green, thick, highly textured, leathery foliage and its rarity. Their aerial an