Monstera confusingly shares some of its common names with the closely related Philodendron, and it can be very difficult to distinguish the two plants because the leaves and flowers can be nearly identical. For example, the
Monstera deliciosacan be distinguished from thePhilodendron bipinnatifidum by the fact that the Monstera has holes in some of its leaves, whereas the Philodendron merely has deeply cut leaves.
Monstera contains high levels of calcium oxalate crystals, which can damage the soft tissues of the mouth and throat and so we do not recommend feeding this plant to your tortoise. Do not confuse with Philodendron.