The Adaptable Monstera

Photo:  Poppytalk
In July we picked up this Monstera leaf (above) at a local florist (hello The Flower Factory)! We dropped it into some water only expecting it to live a week or so.  Here we are now in October and this leaf is still thriving and isn't giving us any sign it's going anywhere soon.  Needless to say, we're super-impressed! Totally worth the extra bit we paid for it and makes us even more a fan.  The Monstera, popular these past couple of years, is one of those plants that seems so adaptable, doesn't it? Whether it's in a modern space or bridal setting, the plant's large leaf adds a graphical punch and updates a space instantly. Now thinking of getting a full version, we set off for some inspiration.

(Below) A nice version 70s style mixed with dark woods and leather. Photography by Per Jansson via We Are Scout.

(Below) We love this Garmi Monstera print from Norsu Interiors. Such a simple illustration with so much impact. Styling: Julia Green & Jacqui Moore (Greenhouse Interiors); Photography: Lisa Cohen Photography

Styling: Julia Green & Jacqui Moore (Greenhouse Interiors); Photography: Lisa Cohen Photography
(Below) A very moody vignette with a Monstera stem from Livet Hemma. This time mixed with a shamrock and a fig plant.

Livet Hemma

(Below) This image from Etsy shop, Lovely Posters is another great example of how the Monstera leaf has high impact in a gallery setting. See more of the print here.

(Below) This is such a beautiful floral arrangement (the orchids and monstera), perfect for a tropical-inspired wedding. Floral Design | Stem Events and Photography | Lexia Frank Photography.

(Below) Perhaps one of the first rooms we noticed a monstera in these past couple of years. An eclectic corner from the home of David Delfin and Gorka Postigo.  Photos via Home Edit.

Growing wild. Via RedMilk Interiors. Photo | Valentina Sommariva.

Scandinavian-style. Photo by Rikka Kantinkoski.

What's your favorite plant these days?

Jan Halvarson


Melissa Blake said...

Those are so beautiful! For some reason, I've been obsessed with peonies lately...the pink is so pretty!

Melissa | So About What I Said

Unknown said...

Don't forget Jenny K of Living Pattern ( Her Monstera prints are wonderful! I'm all about Pilea peperomoides, Chinese money plant!

Catherine said...

i cut a giant monstera leaf from the communal garden in my apartment block a few weeks ago as well to decorate my bathroom for an inspection and its still going! i bought a new plant to replace it this weekend and i couldn't bring myself to throw it out cause its so awesome and now you tell me it will live for months? seems like i wont need to do much more work on my bathroom jungle. I also have a normal small monstera plant and it grows so quickly and easily! love this plant!