Giant Monstera

Our landscapers came by last week to clean up our yard. They did a great job.

One of the things they tackled was the giant monstera, which was overgrown with decaying leaves.

The giant monstera is really huge. It is larger than the usual potted monstera grown inside your home.

The monstera grows well in a tropical, humid environment like Hawaii.

There are 51 varieties.

This is what the leaf looks like compared to the human hand:

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This is how it looks in my backyard:

The root system looks like a snake, doesn’t it?

We kind of like it.

It’s an interesting plant. Very unusual. Not your usual ornamental plant.

We inherited it from the previous owner of this house.

I think we’ll keep this thing in our backyard for now.

After all, what else could we possibly grow there?

16 Responses to “Giant Monstera”

  1. DavidH Says:

    That is a very unique plant. I have not seen another like it. It really adds to the ambience of our back yard. It helps make our house a home.

  2. tomthebackroadstraveller Says:

    …many plants in Hawaii can become HUGE!

  3. Valerie-Jael Says:

    I like it, I’ve never seen such a big one! Valerie

  4. Nancy Chan Says:

    We have this plant here but I haven’t anything as big as yours. I like the giant leaves. The root system looks scary but they are very unique.

  5. Doug M Says:

    The whole time I’m reading and looking at this, I thought “Is Gigi going to mention the giant snake coiled around her monstera?” So cool that’s the plants root! I just learned something new today, thanks for sharing 🙂

  6. Christine Says:

    Great job they did!

  7. Arkansas Patti Says:

    Like Doug, I was wondering if you noticed that giant snake:) What an unusual looking plant and a definite conversation piece.

  8. Olga Says:

    I think it looks great. The landscapers did a good job for you!

  9. marmeladegypsy Says:

    What a lovely yard, Gigi. And a fabulous plant(s). They are enormous and so healthy looking!

    Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for your visit!

  10. Wisewebwoman Says:

    What an interesting plant, the root system is one I have never seen before.


  11. Martha Says:

    I love it and it does look like a giant snake around the bottom. I bet that would do well here in Florida too. I’m going to look for one the next time I go plant shopping.

  12. DeniseinVA Says:

    It is beautiful! So very tropical looking.

  13. Elephant's Child Says:

    What a magnificent specimen. It puts ours (of a different variety) to shame.

  14. dkzody Says:

    That plant is definitely a conversation piece!

  15. Linda Reeder Says:

    The leaves are beautiful but I would have to get used to those snake like roots/stems!

  16. DJan Says:

    I love it! Thanks for explaining the root system; I thought it was a decoration based on the name “monstera.” 🙂

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