Originally from the rain forests of Central and South America, where they climb up trees to reach higher light levels. Consequently sturdy support is essential as stems can reach a height of 20' or more. They are easy to grow and with proper care, leaves of up to 45cm (18") across can be achieved!
One of the most instantly recognizable and iconic plants of the last 30 years. The fenestrations (holes and insets) that make up such a big part of each leaf are there to allow sunlight to filter through to the lower parts of the plant. The larger the plant, the more pronounced the fenestrations will be.