Posted 2w ago by @ThePlantDadLife

Monstera Monsters Help Me Out!
I just got this #wishlistplant from a friend. A #monstera Blanchetii. I know it is a subspecies of Adonsonii, but I'm having a hard time finding info on how to identify them and the differences between ssp. Laniata & Blanchetii.

Anyone have some good sources they can refer me to? I've reached out to several friends who are either Monstera collectors or are considered "experts" with no luck.
These are so hard to tell apart but from what I know it’s the slight color and luster difference. Kind of like the epipremnum Pinnatum Baltic blue and the regular one. I use this site to learn about different plants
@jcPlantProper yeah, one friend told me it is narrower and darker than the Laniata, but has double fenestrations and perforations. We shall just see when she grows! Gotta get her on a pole!

For reference, this is a large Laniata I saw at Steve's Leaves greenhouse. Even they didn't know the differences...
That is so pretty πŸ₯Ή
@ThePlantDadLife it’s hard to compare them unless they’re at the same maturity and next to each other πŸ˜‚ very nice tho.
Just got some more info, but will look into further. Several sources directed me to research Monstera Adansonii var. Klotzschiana. Super nerdy stuff here:
Yeah we have the monstera epipremnoides and we don’t know the specific so we just call it sp
Dang @jcPlantProper this is a best answer level content
@RJG πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ ty ty
This site had the best descriptions I've seen of each "form" or variation of Adansonii.
@jcPlantProper I think I need you to send me one for "research"
@ThePlantDadLife hahaha!!
@ThePlantDadLife what a stunning plant.
Your Blanchetii is gorgeous!

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