Monstera Oblique Adansonii Monkey Mask 3.5"
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Monstera Oblique Adansonii Monkey Mask 3.5"

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Monstera obliqua are close in appearance to Monstera adansonii. They grow similarly-shaped holes inside the leaves, and the leaves themselves are narrow rather than oval or arrow shaped. Differences between the two are subtle but important: the leaves of the Obliqua are paper-thin and will be more hole than leaf; the Adansonii is usually more leaf than hole and is subtly textured to the touch.     

World-expert on Monstera, Dr. Thomas B Croat claims there have only been seventeen sightings of the Obliqua in the wild, and many of these have since been called into question. To wishful Obliqua owners, he says ‘trust me, as much as I want this to be true, you do not have a Monstera obliqua. It’s a botanical unicorn.’