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Saturday, November 25, 2006

It's a jungle in there!

The jungle plant in our bathroom has reached the ceiling. I love having this plant in there, you have to duck under it now and then, it's like being in a jungle. The leaves of this plant are strong, they push the door closed when you enter or leave. Roots hang down looking for a hold onto something. I've no idea what this is called, but it's slowly taking over the whole room!
Annie in Austin has identified this! The latin name suits it perfectly: Monstera deliciosa, delicious monster! Otherwise known as split-leaved philodendron. Thankies, Annie!

Take a look at more plants and gardens on Green Thumb Sunday.

7 Comments:

Blogger Annie in Austin said...

Hello Salix - maybe it could be this Split-leaf Philodendron? Whatever it's called, I'm impressed!

http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/interiorscape/Monstera_deliciosa.html

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

November 25, 2006 8:44 pm  
Blogger LostRoses said...

I'm impressed too! In the children's section of the Garfield Park Conservatory, they've used Monstera Deliciosa rendered as a green sculpture for the children to play on. A great choice for them, and for you too. What a monster!

November 26, 2006 7:47 am  
Anonymous Mrs Lifecruiser said...

Welcome to the Green Thumb Sunday :-)

What an awesome Monstera you have there!!!

Simply magnificent.

November 26, 2006 10:27 am  
Blogger Deb said...

It's beautiful! I wish I could grow indoor plants but our cats would tear them to shreds lol :)
Have a great Sunday!

November 26, 2006 3:02 pm  
Anonymous guppyman said...

My hose just can't handle much in the way to indoor plants.... But yours is beautiful!

November 26, 2006 3:09 pm  
Anonymous guppyman said...

That should be house not hose, and i should have left this link instead of the other...

November 26, 2006 3:14 pm  
Blogger Laura said...

I have two big rainforest-type plants that appear to be taking over my flat in size and character, a bit like your monster. One of them is fond of adjusting his leaves noisily of an evening. I might post a picture.

November 27, 2006 10:45 pm  

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