Monstera deliciosa Liebm.Araceae
The strange shape of the broad and pierced leaves of this spectacular plant native to Mexico and Guatemala, its strange and monstrous appearance, made Adamson to rebaptized it in 1763, with the scientific name monstera deliciosa, delicious monster. Its fruits, of hexagonal geometric beauty, are exquisite and sacred to many cultures of pre-Columbian America originating from the area where this semi vine grows, including Mayan, Aztec and Tupi Guarani. Fruit Salad Tree is represented in the Real Alcazar with beautiful specimens, especially in the so-called English garden where it grows climbing trees and walls; or in the Garden of the Poets, where 'prairies' composed of this species extends under the shade of the orange trees.
h: 3 to 4m
Base & Petiole Cordate
Base & Petiole Auriculate