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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Monstera deliciosa Liebm.
Swiss-cheese plant, Cut-leaf philodendron

Monstera deliciosa
Copyright by: Chuck McCartney, 2014
Cultivated plant, Broward County, Florida, USA

Family: Araceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Vine

Perennation: Perennial

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Not Native, Cultivated Only

Map of select IRC data for the Florida Keys

Florida Keys History and Distribution: Not reported for the Florida Keys by John Kunkel Small in 1913. Occasionally cultivated in the Florida Keys.

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Monstera deliciosa has been reported from the following 2 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Dove Creek Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Not Native, Cultivated Only






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Monstera deliciosa
Copyright by: Chuck McCartney, 2014
Cultivated plant, Broward County, Florida, USA