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By Philab

West Sussex, United Kingdom Gb

Can anyone identify my plant please. It has no gflowers, its is now about 25 years old, it produces very long air roots. I thought it was a cheese plant but it is not a climber.

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I would say this is, actually, a cheese plant. The number and size of the holes in the leaves increase with age.

4 Oct, 2011


Thanks to Ojibway93 for your reply. When looking up Cheeseplant, they always seem to be climbing yet my plant doesnt want to climb at all.

4 Oct, 2011


An old one I used to have did a bit of climbing up a moss pole which I Kept damp and pushed the aerial roots into.

4 Oct, 2011


I had a cheeseplant years ago and I had to physically tie it to a moss post to keep it upright. Apparently in their native environment, they grow along the ground, hence the aerial roots hanging down, but when we put them in a pot we try to grow them upright. I had mine for many years but it never flowers, I dunno if they're supposed to.

4 Oct, 2011


I think that it's one of the Philodendrum species.
Here is a photo of one in bloom..................

4 Oct, 2011


I think it's a Monstera deliciosa, or Swiss Cheese Plant - it's more of a creeper than a climber.

4 Oct, 2011


We had one at work many years ago which grew fruits like rough green bananas, but I don't remember seeing it with flowers.

4 Oct, 2011


It's a Philodendron selloum, which we know of as Tree Philodendron, or (confusingly) Split-Leaf Philodendron. Eventually, they can develop a trunk to 4 feet tall, but that can take decades, indoors.

4 Oct, 2011


Thanks to all that have commented. On further investigation as a result, I agree with "Tugbrethil" that it is indeed a Philodendron selloum. I didnt go for the Cheese Plant idea as the ends of the leaf lobes are round unlike the flat cheese plant leaves.
The trunk is very much like what I have on a much smaller scale in the pot.
It has been happy yet small in the pot, should I put it in a much larger container and let it develop?

5 Oct, 2011

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