The large, Swiss-cheese leaves of a monstera plant surround its flowers.
A photo of a leaf of a monstera plant, probably monstera deliciosa, also known as the Swiss cheese plant. No prizes for figuring out why that is.
I live in a pretty green area of the Big Island, but I always enjoy a visit to the much wetter east side. The extra rain allows the tropical foliage to run amok. Trees and shrubs compete for space and light, and vines run everywhere – along the ground and up tree trunks. It’s a riot of many shades of green and leaves of every size, from tiny ground covers to giant bananas to the distinctive leaves of a monstera deliciosa surrounding its flower (below).
Posted in response to this week’s Sunday Stills challenge on the theme of ‘Plant Life.’ See more responses here.