Say 'Monstera deliciosa!'
That big leaf there is from a Swiss cheese plant (say cheese geddit?!)
So when is a hole-y leaf better than a whole leaf? Well this plant grows in rainforests and like ivy is a climber - it parasites trees by wrapping around their trunk growing upwards. Now you can imagine it's pretty dark under the tree canopy with only the odd sunshaft breaking through. To make sure the plant gets a more consistent rate of light over the course of the day it spreads its leaf over a bigger area (hence the holes - kind of like when you stretch dough) to catch bits of light from different sunshafts over the day. Plants prefer a constant rate of light exposure rather than a short period of intense light (which is what would happen if a leaf took up less space but managed to catch all the light from one particular sunshaft). Even though the overall amount of light the plant receives in a day is the same in a whole leaf and a hole-y leaf, the plant prefers the constant rate better :)
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