The specific epithet deliciosa means “delicious”, referring to the edible fruit, while monstera means “monstrous,” in reference to the sheer size that this plant can grow to–over 30 feet in many cases. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monstera_deliciosa
I took a stroll through the garden this afternoon and came upon this beauty! I can’t wait for it to ripen, so we can taste the delicious fruit from this beautiful plant.
- Update.. I thought this was a delicious monster but four hours later it looked like the second image!
- I’ve read up a bit on it and if I understand it correctly, the second image is now the “flower” that needs to be fertilised.
- If you know more about this, please drop me a line. 😉
- Enjoy the photos!