Plant ID forum: Split-leaf Philodendron (Monstera deliciosa)

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kamikazechocobo
Apr 21, 2015 11:19 PM CST
Hello everyone!

I'm seeking your help in identifying one of my favourite houseplants.

Thanks in advance for your help! It kind of looks like some type of Philodendron (heartleaf?) but my understanding is that Heartleaf Philodendrons are trailing much like pothos plants.

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Name: Dave Paul
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Metrosideros
Apr 22, 2015 11:11 AM CST
It looks like a Philodendron. But it does not look like Heartleaf (Philodendron hederaceum).

There are many species of Philodendron, and many of them have cordate (heart shaped) leaves.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philodendron
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plantladylin
Apr 22, 2015 11:48 AM CST
Either a variety of Philodendron or perhaps Anthuriums (Anthurium) ?
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bamira
Apr 22, 2015 11:49 AM CST
It may be a Philodendron Selloum Hope
http://www.triadplantco.com/PlantPics/philodendron/Philodend... I tip my hat to you.
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plantladylin
Apr 22, 2015 11:52 AM CST
It looks nothing like the one I know as Philodendron bipinnatifidum 'Hope'

http://www.plantdelights.com/Philodendron-Hope-for-sale/Buy-...
http://www.south-florida-plant-guide.com/hope-philodendron.h...
http://www.logees.com/philodendron-hope-philodendron-selloum...
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bamira
Apr 22, 2015 11:58 AM CST
[quote="plantladylin"]It looks nothing like the one I know as Philodendron bipinnatifidum 'Hope'

http://www.plantdelights.com/Philodendron-Hope-for-sale/Buy-...
http://www.south-florida-plant-guide.com/hope-philodendron.h...
]http://www.logees.com/philodendron-hope-philodendron-selloum...
no Philodendron Hope,
but Philodendron selloum Hope , or new Philodendron bipinnatifidum Hope I tip my hat to you.
https://www.plantant.com/supplierimages/image.php/philodendr...

Monstera deliciosa Swiss Cheese Vine, Philodendron pertusum, Monstera lennea, Mexican Breadfruit, Ceriman
https://www.plantant.com/supplierimages/image.php/monstera-d...

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kamikazechocobo
Apr 22, 2015 1:32 PM CST
Hi all,

Thanks so much for your responses. I took a quick look at the link Bamira posted:

Monstera deliciosa Swiss Cheese Vine, Philodendron pertusum, Monstera lennea, Mexican Breadfruit, Ceriman
https://www.plantant.com/supplierimages/image.php/monstera-d...

It really does look like that!

I'm quite shocked to hear that the leaves will eventually grow holes and look like "Swiss Cheese" per the plant's namesake though.
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eclayne
Apr 22, 2015 1:47 PM CST

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I believe Philodendron bipinnatifidum 'Hope', P. selloum 'Hope' and P. 'Hope' are the same plant.
Some believe it's a P. bipinnatifidum hybrid while others believe it may be a mutation of the species from tissue culture.

Does the petiole have a swollen area or bump where it joins the leaf? An immature Monstera delisiosa does. So do Athuriums.
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plantladylin
Apr 22, 2015 2:29 PM CST
The leaves do resemble the juvenile foliage of Monstera Split-leaf Philodendron (Monstera deliciosa) but the growth habit doesn't look like it to me.

Photos of my juvenile Monstera deliciosa plant showing the stems as well as juvenile and more mature leaves as they begin to split ... and the third photo is a mature plant behind my deck:
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Metrosideros
Apr 23, 2015 4:56 AM CST
That looks like a match! The ripe fruit is edible!

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