Of course, I’m the only one who still has a piece of the plant left, and I have saved it and shared it many times over. I call “her” ‘Monstera’ (and no, I don’t normally name or give sexes to my plants–and yes, I am aware that there is a type of plant called “Monstera” whose common name is the ‘Swiss Cheese Plant.’)
The begonia gets the name ‘Monstera’ from the size of her leaves, which are the size of my hand. I think its actual name is begonia x ricinifolia ‘Immense’ (and immense it is!) At least that’s what I’ve been able to determine from the web site of the American Begonia Society (isn’t the web great?)
And I call her “she” because she blooms in pink, of course. None of my other plants, regardless of the color they bloom are “hes” or “shes.”
I guess it’s because ‘Monstera’s’ been with me for so long that he merits a name and a gender. And she looks so pretty blooming this time of year. Even her stems are pretty.