Philodendron plants are tropical flowering plants in the family AraceaeMany of the 480 species of Philodendron plants are popular houseplants thanks to their large green leaves. But the monstera is not technically speaking a philodendron at all.
Other Philodendron types grow upright and have large split or deeply-lobed leaves.
Monstera vs philodendron. Monstera deliciosa Has holes in the leaves that dont reach the edges. Swiss cheese plant is a common name used for both M. The name stuck and that is why you see Split leaf Philodendron or Swiss cheese Philodendron stuck on a label on a Monstera pot.
And neither Monstera or Xanadu are Philodendrons. Split Leaf Philodendron Has splits in the leaves that run from the edges inward. There are a lot of monstera varieties out there so heres how to tell what youre buying at the nursery and how to find the right monstera for you.
Monstera and Philodendron are both Aroids so. The Philodendron genus is also part of this very family. Also its worth noting that unlike Monstera the Philodendron leaves contain a toxic substance that can cause irritations.
January 5 2021. Fenestration refers to the holes in mature Monstera leaves and while a split-leaf Philodendron has well split-leaves they lack fenestrations. I reply to all questions.
Wonder what the difference between a monstera and a split-leaf philodendron is. Image two illustrates M. They are both aroids but belong to different genera of plants.
However the split-leaf Philodendron and Monstera deliciosa are not the same plants. The most important one is that Monsteras are fenestrated while split-leaf Philodendrons are not. Monstera is a very commo.
It has a climbing habit and needs support as it grows. It is no secret that we are big fans of the monstera genus and the Araceae family. In fact Monstera deliciosa are often labelled as Split leaf Philodendrons or Swiss cheese Philodendrons in many stores adding to the confusion.
Although many Philodendrons climb true split-leaf Philodendrons do not. The other main difference is Split Leaf Philodendron is a self-heading plant meaning it has a trunk that enables it to grow upright. Split-leaf philodendron is a common name for Monstera deliciosa.
Monstera deliciosa is in the genus Monstera. If youre into gardening youre probably familiar with some of its members like the peace lily. Click to read the key differences behind these simliar indoor houseplants.
Philodendrons are a pretty large genus of flowering plants. A Monstera is a Monstera and Philodendrons are Philodendrons and Monstera are NOT Philodendrons and now maybe we have a more clear understanding of why. This is a super quick video to help you identify the differences between Monstera deliciosa Swiss Cheese Plant and Split Leaf Philodendron formerly Philod.
Examples of Philodendron are Philodendron Gloriosum and Philodendron Scandens. In contrast Monstera Deliciosa needs support to climb because it is a vining plant that uses aerial roots to attach itself to. Pinnatipartita undergoing ontogeny change from juvenile to adult form with an intermediate-aged leaf starting to develop fenestrations holes in the leaf surface.
In its natural environment it would grow up a tree. The large leaf on which both Monstera leaves are resting is that of a massive Philodendron melanochrysum. Xanadu has been moved to the genus Thaumatophyllum out of the Genus Philodendron along with some other plants most notably the former P.
Calling either a philodendron is not correct but we are stuck with that common name. True Split leaf Philodendron Philodendron bipinnatifidum and Philodendron selloum also go by the same nickname but are a completely different species from Monstera. M onstera and Philodendron are both very popular houseplants that are commonly mistaken for each other.
Swiss cheese plant is one monstera nickname that references to those holes. Another is split-leaf philodendron. But this article is dedicated to the Monstera siltepecana a beautiful and smaller leaved trailing plant.
Many indoor varieties of Philodendron plants are climbing vines that look stunning in hanging baskets. Native to the rainforests of Central America the Monstera deliciosa plant is also known as the tropical split-leaf philodendron This climbing evergreen is a popular easy-to-grow houseplant and a favorite of many interior designers for both residential and commercial spaces.