Monstera 21 Turquoise: In Chinese cultureMonsterais a symbol of a long life and the honoring of elders and respected people. My husband is half Chinese American and Hawaiian. We havemonsteraplants in our yard here in Hawaii and it is often in the background in many of our family photo shoots. It is also often in the backdrop of many of our textiles. A nod to our ancestors and hope for our future, nature reflected in art.