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Posted 09 February 2011 - 01:21 PM

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 01:40 PM

lovely.
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Posted 09 February 2011 - 05:08 PM

does anyone have a monstera growing in a pot? what kind of support do u use? and if u do not prune the potted plant, can it grow huge?
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Posted 09 February 2011 - 05:21 PM

monstera (literally monster) deliciosa needs a strong support and can latch onto even a wall if your potted plant is next to it. Do you want big monster size? then let it climb and it must be securely attached to the support. The vine is very heavy and those flimsy coconut poles wont do.
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Posted 09 February 2011 - 08:17 PM

View Postelwingo, on 09 February 2011 - 05:08 PM, said:

does anyone have a monstera growing in a pot? what kind of support do u use? and if u do not prune the potted plant, can it grow huge?


i used to grow that in pots for sale.
it will crawl around till i finds a wall then climd up and develops big leaves. up to 4 ft in lenght.
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Posted 09 February 2011 - 09:44 PM

I got 2 pots.... but wonder if it is a monstera....

http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa354/VOGX/Money%20Plants/P1210004.jpg
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does anyone have a monstera growing in a pot? what kind of support do u use? and if u do not prune the potted plant, can it grow huge?

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 10:23 PM

aaatop, yours split leaf climber is another Epipremnum. Epipremnum pinnatum or 龙尾草. Monstera can only be found in the american tropics; not Asia.
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Posted 09 February 2011 - 10:43 PM

yup... disappointed... but then the monstera is a huge wide radius plant, leaves r as large as a yam leaves... so no space to let it crawl or climb... can only enjoy it on an old tree where it free roam.... hey where u guys find all these money plants?
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Posted 10 February 2011 - 10:14 AM

View Postkw3822, on 09 February 2011 - 08:17 PM, said:

i used to grow that in pots for sale.
it will crawl around till i finds a wall then climd up and develops big leaves. up to 4 ft in lenght.


if u just let it crawl around, would it still look nice?

isla - the coconut support u mentioned.. is it the same as what aaatop showed in his pics? if those wont do, what would be a good alternative? i've seen very thick wood supports for dragon fruit cacti. would these work? i was given 2 monstera cuttings recently. i've potted them (without support yet) and hope to grow them to a 6ft height max...my friend calls them her cheese plants
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Posted 10 February 2011 - 12:35 PM

View Postelwingo, on 10 February 2011 - 10:14 AM, said:

if u just let it crawl around, would it still look nice?

isla - the coconut support u mentioned.. is it the same as what aaatop showed in his pics? if those wont do, what would be a good alternative? i've seen very thick wood supports for dragon fruit cacti. would these work? i was given 2 monstera cuttings recently. i've potted them (without support yet) and hope to grow them to a 6ft height max...my friend calls them her cheese plants





you can let it climb up your walls? monstera can creep on ground too.. let here:

http://www.mandai.co...monstera_lg.jpg
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Posted 10 February 2011 - 03:32 PM

View Postelwingo, on 10 February 2011 - 10:14 AM, said:

if u just let it crawl around, would it still look nice?

isla - the coconut support u mentioned.. is it the same as what aaatop showed in his pics? if those wont do, what would be a good alternative? i've seen very thick wood supports for dragon fruit cacti. would these work? i was given 2 monstera cuttings recently. i've potted them (without support yet) and hope to grow them to a 6ft height max...my friend calls them her cheese plants



alternatively u can buy a 4inch diameter pipe, wrap them with husk or dried palm stalk bark (ie char kway teow leaf plate) and place near the monster. ive seen some monster been use as landscape plants in a Caribbean at Keppel Bay Condo... huge leaves were crawling the ground...

Wait to harvest the fruit.... :)/> delicious..... hence the name given..
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Posted 10 February 2011 - 07:42 PM

View Postaaatop, on 10 February 2011 - 03:32 PM, said:

alternatively u can buy a 4inch diameter pipe, wrap them with husk or dried palm stalk bark (ie char kway teow leaf plate) and place near the monster. ive seen some monster been use as landscape plants in a Caribbean at Keppel Bay Condo... huge leaves were crawling the ground...

Wait to harvest the fruit.... :)/> delicious..... hence the name given..




how does it taste like? must it be cooked? I read somewhere it taste abit like pineapple.
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Posted 10 February 2011 - 09:26 PM

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how does it taste like? must it be cooked? I read somewhere it taste abit like pineapple.



u r rite.... me too read that it taste like pineapple... n it mentioned that it is sometimes sold in the market.... tts y wanna grow for foilage n fruits..
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Posted 11 February 2011 - 10:24 AM

i think i will let them crawl on the ground. the monstera plot at mandai orchid looks v nice in the pics. so i'll wait for new leaves to grow before transplanting to the ground. i have a perfect shady spot for it
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Posted 11 February 2011 - 09:27 PM

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i think i will let them crawl on the ground. the monstera plot at mandai orchid looks v nice in the pics. so i'll wait for new leaves to grow before transplanting to the ground. i have a perfect shady spot for it



That is another "landed" monstera....... :)/>
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Posted 13 February 2011 - 08:48 PM

View Postaaatop, on 11 February 2011 - 09:27 PM, said:

That is another "landed" monstera....... :)/>


hehe..yep.. but probably have to do some hard pruning once in a while to prevent the monster from crawling up some wall or tree
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Posted 13 February 2011 - 10:13 PM

View Postelwingo, on 13 February 2011 - 08:48 PM, said:

hehe..yep.. but probably have to do some hard pruning once in a while to prevent the monster from crawling up some wall or tree


hehe - that would be an escapee!
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Posted 14 February 2011 - 08:40 AM

View Postdinosaurr, on 13 February 2011 - 10:13 PM, said:

hehe - that would be an escapee!



err... literally an "Escape Monster...n its crawling up the wall!"...hehe
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Posted 14 February 2011 - 08:42 AM

View Postelwingo, on 13 February 2011 - 08:48 PM, said:

hehe..yep.. but probably have to do some hard pruning once in a while to prevent the monster from crawling up some wall or tree



erm... if yr monster gave birth to a baby monster, can I kindly ask to take care of the little one, got a tall well for em to play.... :)/>
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Posted 14 February 2011 - 09:47 AM

if you want MONSTER, here is one. but it is a philodendron though...

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