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

3 comments:

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 (livingpattern.net). 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!

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