Splits

On my birthday in October 2018, I received a young monstera deliciosa plant from our family in Swindon, UK.

The scale of the beautifully shaped leaves has steadily increased. Only one of the perfectly formed leaves has been shed.

As if practicing it’s instinctive development we have been teased with a leaf with one left split, the next with a right split, followed by a leaf with three left splits.

This week we were delighted to welcome our newly unfurled leaf with three left and four right splits.

Ripening fruit

The fruit of a Monstera Deliciosa plant, ripening in the street around the corner from our home. 

I find it fascinating that these jungle like plants are grown in pots as house plants in England. While in Sydney they happily climb outside. 

A flower can be seen in a previous post. 

Monstera deliciosa

  
Aka Swiss Cheese plant from my youth spent in chilly England; these were house plants. It was not until I moved to Sydney that I first saw them flower and develop fruit that smelled like pineapple. You can see part of a fruit ripening in the top left of the picture. 

According to Wikipedia,

Monstera deliciosa is a species of flowering plant native to tropical rainforests of southern Mexico, south to Panama.