This beauty is especially for you serious plant collectors out there! The Monstera 'Albo-Variegata' is a stunning, rare, variegated version of the Monstera deliciosa. This totally insta-worthy specimen exudes sophistication and will add a huge dose of elegance to any room. All of your plant pals will be begging for a cutting!
This plant is native to the tropical forests of Central and South America.
Light and position in the home
Keep your Albo in a sunny location with medium to bright indirect light; be mindful of direct sun which can scorch the leaves. The white patches on your Albo have no chlorophyll and cannot absorb light, meaning the plant must work harder to photosynthesise, so low light conditions will not be suitable for this plant.
Flowers and foliage
In the wild, Monsteras do produce huge spathe flowers, but they rarely flower when grown as houseplants. Instead, we grow them for their spectacular heart-shaped, slitted leaves and this one in particular for its striking creamy-white variegated patterns.
This plant will be happy in temperatures ranging from 18-27C and prefers fairly high humidity - more so than the pure green variety. Regular misting with warm water or placed in a steamy bathroom is ideal for this Monstera.
The Albo-Variegata likes soil that is lightly moist but not soggy. Water once the topsoil is dry to touch and ensure your soil is free draining and your pot has drainage holes.
Did you know?
The variegation in the Albo-Variegata is caused by a natural mutation, this means the variegation is unpredictable and can range in colour from dark green to creamy white and other shades of green in-between. Some leaves may display a marble-pattern, whilst other leaves may be solid green or completely white. To maintain its variegation, prune back leaves which are too green or too white.