Bought this beauty on Kijiji the other day and it was advertised as a "juvenile split leaf philodendron". I've been wanting a Monstera deliciosa for ages so I was really excited. The seller told me the plant was only about a year old and that it came from a cutting of her mom's split leaf. She claimed that her mom's plant was 10 ft tall with huge leaves.
As you can see, she's really leggy and droopy - when I got her, her leaves were pale green and some were yellow. I suspected this may have been from getting too much light. I have her by an east facing window, but she's out of the direct sun and she's darkened up a bit. Since taking the attached picture I've put up rods to help support her (in attempt to help her stand upright rather than spilling outward). I've read that moss poles are best - would this help in my case?
My plant doesn't really look like an iconic Monstera. Is it a matter of nursing her back to health or is this not the plant I thought it was? I'll be a bit disappointed if it's just a regular philodendron - but the one split leaf is throwing me off! Does anyone have any insight?