Aroids forum: Anyone know which Swiss Cheese this is?

Views: 528, Replies: 6 » Jump to the end
Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
The one constant in life is change
Cat Lover Master Gardener: Florida Tropicals Multi-Region Gardener Vegetable Grower Region: Florida
Herbs Orchids Birds Garden Ideas: Level 2 Garden Sages Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Image
dyzzypyxxy
Oct 12, 2013 8:30 PM CST
I scored this start of Swiss Cheese Philodendron *so the tag says* at our Master Gardener plant sale today. It was left after the sale ended, so I got it FREE! Whoo hoo!

Anyhoo, could anyone tell me if it is the smaller-leafed hanging basket type, Monstera obliqua 'Leichtlinii', or the big one that climbs up palm trees Monstera adansonii?

How do we tell, or can we tell at this stage? Guess I can always use the "trial and error" method and just park the pot at the base of a palm tree. If it climbs . .. My garden supervisor says she really doesn't care, and when's the next meal?
Thumb of 2013-10-13/dyzzypyxxy/411c82 Thumb of 2013-10-13/dyzzypyxxy/85eb6e

Elaine

"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." –Winston Churchill
Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member Plant Database Moderator Forum moderator Aroids Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tropicals Foliage Fan Bulbs Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
Image
eclayne
Oct 12, 2013 9:07 PM CST

Plants Admin

No help with the cheese. Really pretty supervisor.
Evan
Name: Drew
Piedmont N.C. (Zone 7b)
Image
homer1958
Oct 14, 2013 12:40 PM CST
Looks like a Dwarf Monstera obliqua to me Elaine!
Name: Deborah Pryor
Orangeburg, SC Zone 8a (Zone 8a)
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff!
Charter ATP Member Amaryllis Region: United States of America Tropicals Seed Starter Plumerias
Plant and/or Seed Trader Peonies Lilies Irises Hummingbirder Echinacea
Deebie
Oct 14, 2013 5:02 PM CST
I agree It looks like Monstera obliqua 'Leichtlinii'. I lost a pot last fall. I forgot to bring it in on time. I did get to save some cuttings. I had the big one too, but I don't know what happened to it. I think it was stolen.
Name: Noel Calvert
Tumaco, Colombia-South America (Zone 13b)
A gringo?Where?(does a doubletake)
Image
NoelCalvert
Dec 23, 2013 2:28 PM CST
Elaine:
That is Monstera obliqua "dwarf" as the adansonii would not be showing fenestrations that small in that little pot. Fenestrations are the holes or splits in the leaves. This plant will climb, get bigger leaves, and the leaf morphology will change slightly, however for the most part the plant is how it normally looks. Enjoy your plants, & look for my announcement I am anticipating to make in the spring that I have my permits to ship plants to the United States.

Sincerely:
Noel Calvert
Kneel & swear fealty to the Lord Dragon, or you will be knelt! Mazrim Taim
Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
The one constant in life is change
Cat Lover Master Gardener: Florida Tropicals Multi-Region Gardener Vegetable Grower Region: Florida
Herbs Orchids Birds Garden Ideas: Level 2 Garden Sages Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Image
dyzzypyxxy
Dec 23, 2013 8:41 PM CST
Woohoo, way to go, Noel. When do we get to see some pictures of your growing nursery?
Elaine

"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." –Winston Churchill
Name: Noel Calvert
Tumaco, Colombia-South America (Zone 13b)
A gringo?Where?(does a doubletake)
Image
NoelCalvert
Dec 24, 2013 3:23 PM CST
I have huge amounts of photos on facebook under the same name. I will try to upload some photos here soon, but life is very busy right now...
Kneel & swear fealty to the Lord Dragon, or you will be knelt! Mazrim Taim

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Aroids forum
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.

Today's site banner is by Paul2032 and is called "French Marigold"