Monstera deliciosa on the cover of William Davidson’s All About House Plants, 1974
From the Library:
Known to everyone, the monsteras have stood the test of time and are still very much in demand as individual specimen plants. Close inspection of really mature monstera leaves suggest that Mother Nature was in particularly good form when she created them. Deeply serrated along both sides, mature leaves are also perforated — perforations which begin at the midrib and gradually reduce in size as they fan out from the centre of the leaf. These are grand plants to have and not difficult to manage in warm, moist and shaded conditions. They do infinitely better if the aerial roots are allowed a free run in a bed of peat — standing plants in a large container filled with peat can make this possible.