Variegated Monstera Deliciosa var. Borsigiana with white variegated leaves is probably one of the most sought after plants these days. We’ve only got a handful of them as they are very hard to get.
What causes the variegation? Variegation found in Variegated Monstera is caused by genetic mutation called chimeral variegation. If your variegated Monstera produces a completely green leaf you can cut it back to the last variegated leaf and hope for the new growth to become more variegated. Please note that variegated plants may also be less vigorous; for example, leaves that emerge solid white on a Variegated Monstera are unable to photosynthesise, and so they typically don’t last very long.
Native to tropical forests of south Mexico, its been introduced to many tropical areas around the world and in some its even considered mildly invasive. Monstera Deliciosa’s name comes from the fruit that it produces, which is said to taste a bit like just about every delicious fruit that exists. The fruit of Monstera Deliciosa needs long time to ripen and is highly toxic if consumed too early. Read more about it here.
Variegated Monstera Deliciosa var. Borsigiana features large, heart-shaped leaves. As the plant matures, the leaves get splits and eventually holes. It’s a perfect plant for anyone looking to add some bold foliage into their room. It’s an avid grower and you’ll find yourself trimming it regularly or else it will take over your apartment 🙂
Monstera loves to climb and if you’ll let her, she will produce more mature foliage quicker. Good tip: if your plant’s aerial roots are all over the place, you can either trim them or bury them in the soil with the plant. There is no evidence that trimming of the Monstera Deliciosa’s aerial roots could damage the plant.
The plant is between 30-40cm and it comes in a plastic nursery pot size 17cm.
Light: bright, indirect light
Water: only when the top 3cm of the soil are dry to touch
Soil: well draining potting mix like our aroid mix.