Plant ID forum→Monstera looking plant

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AniB
May 29, 2020 1:04 PM CST
Hi!

I bought this plant at Anawalt thinking it was a baby plant Monstera but I am not so sure anymore. Its new leaves are split when they open up and my understanding isthat Monstera leaves get the splits as they mature. Also the leaves are much smaller and they are all growing close to one single trunk, which makes me think it must be something else. I still think its cute but would love to solve the mystery.

Any ideas?

Thank you do much for the help Smiling

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Calif_Sue
May 30, 2020 5:35 PM CST

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Gina1960
May 30, 2020 5:39 PM CST
It looks very much like Rhaphidophora tetrasperma, the plant often called Monstera minima or 'mini-monstera'.
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
May 30, 2020 5:53 PM CST

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Rhaphidophora tetrasperma
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Gina1960
May 30, 2020 7:34 PM CST
wow thanks Sue
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AniB
May 30, 2020 9:26 PM CST
Thank you so much Sue and Gina! I believe you are right! Smiling Thank You!
Name: Gina
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Gina1960
May 31, 2020 5:37 AM CST
Calif_Sue said:https://garden.org/plants/view/317619/Rhaphidophora-tetrasperma/
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I have not figured out how to do this yet, put the link to the database in my message
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plantladylin
May 31, 2020 6:21 AM CST
I agree, that looks like Rhaphidophora tetrasperma I had one years ago that was labeled "Mini Monstera" and the leaves do indeed look like Monstera but don't grow as large.
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
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Calif_Sue
May 31, 2020 10:36 AM CST

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Gina1960 said:

I have not figured out how to do this yet, put the link to the database in my message


Gina, do an online search for basic instructions to copy and paste! A whole new world opens up once you do, we are not too old to learn new techie tricks! Ask me how I know! :nodding:
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Gina1960
May 31, 2020 11:07 AM CST
Lin tried to show me ones I tried it but did something wrong and it wouldn;t work. I also cannot import links from outside the site.
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plantladylin
May 31, 2020 11:13 AM CST
I just highlight the link at the top of the database page for the photo and then "copy" it and come back and paste it to my post.
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