If you are looking to purchase a variegated monstera there are a couple of things you should keep in mind, especially if you are purchasing online. Remember that most cultivators cannot be grown from seed – so do not fall for scams where people are trying to sell Thai constellation or albo monstera ‘seeds’. This type of variegated monstera is considered to be a “true” variegated monstera, and the variegation occurs naturally due to genetic mutation after germination. This type of variegation is not stable and can occur in a variety of colors and patterns. The term variegation refers to the appearance of differently colored zones in the leaves and stems of plants. Variegation occurs due to a lack of chlorophyll in some of the plant’s cells, which most commonly occurs as a result of cell mutation.
A partially marbled stem, will generally produce a well mottled variegation of various colors. We offer Monstera Deliciosa Albo Variegata in 3 stages of variegation. Sign-up and receive monthly inventory updates and special offers. This is the quickest way to be notified when your favorite Philodendrons and other Ariods are back in stock and available for shipping. Sellers looking to grow their business and reach more interested buyers can use Etsy’s advertising platform to promote their items. You’ll see ad results based on factors like relevancy, and the amount sellers pay per click.
Syngonium Podophyllum Albo
There are a few different variegated varieties, of which the Monstera Delisioca ‘Albo-Variegata’ is the most striking one. Beginning of this year a Swiss cheese plant sparked an online bidding war as a botanist spends thousands on it. There are two main factors that make variegated monsteras more expensive than your typical houseplant. You may not know its exact name, but odds are it’s caught your eye before. The iconic split leaves of the Monstera Deliciosa are unmistakable, except rather than green, this plant’s foliage is either partially or entirely hypnotic white.
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Monstera Deliciosa Albo Borsigiana Variegated 2″ Soft Enamel Keychain
These are very healthy, climbing tropical plants with well established root systems. A close runner up to the Thai constellation monstera in terms of popularity is the Monstera deliciosa ‘Albo Borsigiana’, or albo monstera. This stunning plant is defined by brilliant pure white variegation and a blocky and splotchy variegation pattern. This sets it apart from the speckled Thai constellation monsteras, and it is even common to see pure white leaves develop on a mature albo monstera. The albo monstera is also known for being a smaller-leaved monstera variety which makes it more compact in its maturity.
This beautiful and unusual rare plant is currently in high demand. Like most other variegated rare plants, it is also a slow grower and takes us years to grow it into a nice plant in a 5” pot. This is not a cutting like you see offered in many places online. Lastly, while a cutting or plant with a large amount of variegation can be tempting, avoid purchasing a variegated monstera cutting that is fully white or variegated. The lack of chlorophyll needed to feed the plant means that cutting will not survive. Second, variegated monsteras are usually harder to grow and more delicate than the average Monstera deliciosa, which makes them more difficult to ship and distribute.
Rooted And Growing Monstera Albo Variegata
Heavily variegated, often white, not for the novice collector. These plants often sport the sought after tri or quad-coloration with lots of white. You may need to be a Monstera Genius to grow this one. They grow best in 80-90% shade and require good time release organic fertilizer to get maximum growth with minimum leaf burn, truly a stunning plant. A Swiss cheese plant has sold for almost $5,000 after botanists battled for the monstera in a fierce online bidding war. There were 182 bids for the monstera deliciosa albo variegata by the time the auction closed on the New Zealand website Trade Me.
The ‘mint monstera’ is the newest variegated monstera on the scene, and if you are hoping to add this one to your collection it will be tough to find. Mint monsteras are characterized by minty green or white-green variegation, with a marbled variegation pattern. A less commonly found cultivator of variegated monstera is the Monstera deliciosa ‘Aurea’, also referred to as the Monstera Borsigiana Aurea, or simply Monstera Aurea. In contrast to the Thai constellation and albo monstera, the aurea is characterized by yellow variegation that occurs in a splotchy pattern. Similar to the albo monstera, the leaves of a monstera aurea are more compact and rarely grow to be more than two feet in diameter at full maturity.
Whole Plant 2 Leaves+1 Monstera Albo Variegated
Mildly variegated, ideal for higher light areas where only a splash of variegation is desired. This type is faster growing than the other two, rarely suffers leaf burn and often produces rich, split solid green leaves along with random variegation. •Due to the natural variability in the degree of variegation occurring in plants, the appearances of no two leaves or plants are ever alike. As variegated plants grow and produce additional leaves, each new leaf may emerge with a different appearance, having varying degrees of variegation.
If you plant this Monstera in a brightly lit area you may experience leaf burn. It is best to acclimate this plant to its environment by keeping it outside and slowly moving it into a sunny area over a week or two to avoid stress before planting. Deliciosa Albo Variegata are very easy to grow tropical plants that require little care indoors or out. Like other aroids, many species of Monstera can be grown as houseplants, or outdoors in mild climates. They thrive in moist soils with high organic matter and grow best when provided with a mossy post or burlap wrapped pole to climb. Monstera plants can be grown in pots, hanging baskets or outdoors as a ground cover or beautiful tree wrap.
What To Know When Buying A Variegated Monstera
Monstera deliciosa ‘Thai Constellation’ is likely the most popular and widely available type of variegated monstera in the United States. Thai constellation monsteras can be identified by their splotchy star-like variegation pattern in shades of creamy white and light yellow. Most, if not all, of the leaves of a Thai constellation monstera will have some type of variegation on them. This is a distinguishing characteristic as most other variegated monstera varieties display both variegated and non-variegated leaves. Once reserved only for collectors, variegated Monstera deliciosas are growing in popularity and are becoming a staple in many homes and plant collections. So you may be wondering what the deal is with these variegated monsteras?
For this reason, we are unable to guarantee a specific amount of variegation in any leaf or plant. We are unable to accommodate exchanges for this plant based on the appearance of the variegation, however, returns are covered under our 60 Day Guarantee. White Variegated Monstera has leaves 13-18” wide with large holes resembling Swiss cheese . The irregular cream-and-green variegation creates some leaves that are nearly fully white with green markings and other leaves are green with white marbling. Aerial roots anchor it to a trellis, moss pole or wall. In its native habitat, it’s an understory plant that climbs up tropical trees.
It’s a plant commonly referred to as the Variegated Monstera, and though pictures of it populate our Instagram feeds, getting your hands on one is no easy task. Orders canceled after the UPS tracking information has been sent but prior to shipping will be charged a 30% restocking fee. If for any reason you need to cancel an order it must be done ASAP prior to packaging for a full refund. Due to the current global environment, ALL SALES ARE FINAL ONCE ITEMS ARE IN THE POSSESSION OF THE CARRIER. No refunds or compensation will be provided for any reason. Orders shipping to Alaska, Hawaii and internationally will not be accepted.