Variegated Monstera

Monstera Variegata FAQs

Welcome to our Variegated Monstera category page. These white and green beauties are highly coveted and hugely hash-tagged on Instagram too! With the big increase in popularity of houseplants in general, these often top the charts of rare houseplant collectors most wanted. You can read all our related articles here, plus a brief FAQ below... We have articles on all types of monsteras, here are a few... Monstera Thai Constellation and Monstera Adansonii Variegated

How Fast Do Variegated Monstera Grow?

Variegated monstera grow slightly slower than their prolifically growing cousin the monstera deliciosa, this is because variegated plants have less green chlorophyll in their leaves and so do not process light energy into growth as efficiently. They can still grow well over 1 or 2 feet a year, (50cm or so) depending on their original size and conditions.

Why Are Variegated Monstera So Expensive?

Variegated monstera are well in demand, more so than supply, which pushes prices up. Even though some have been mass produced with tissue culture, the demand for plants has increased too, so prices remain high.

What Is Sport Variegated Monstera?

Sport variegation is a freak variegation that occurs in a new leaf. It is often not very stable and the next leaf may well be back to normal. Plant breeders will often propagate the sport node and leaf to try to breed a plant that has a more stable variegation that can be sold.

Where Do Variegated Monstera Come From?

Some variegated plants come from genetic mutations in the wild, and some get them domestically and are then bred to make the variegation more stable. The Thai Constellation is propagated en masse with tissue culture process in a lab.

Where can I buy one?

There are lots of specialist online dealers. I got mine from Etsy and plenty show up on Ebay too. Also try our list of Rare Plant Shops.

How To Encourage Variegation

You can encourage more variegation in a plant that is already variegated by giving it as much indirect sunlight as you can (but no direct sun). If they produce less variegated foliage you can cut it back to the node which last produced good variegation, to try to encourage more variegated growth.

Variegated Monstera Seeds

A lot of people ask about growing them from seeds... No! they should be propagated from a cutting. Variegation is a mutation and there is absolutely no guarantee seeds will have it.

Variegated Monstera Price

They go for ridiculous prices, some for over 5000 euros or US Dollars. Especially the Adansonii which can cost 1000 euros for a small plant.

What Causes Variegation?

Variegation in monsteras is caused by a mutation that causes a lack of chlorophyll in the mutated cells.

Can a Monstera Variegata Revert?

Variegation is not stable and so, sometimes, they can revert to all green where the variegation disappears entirely. Thai Constellations do revert, but it is much less common, the variegation is much stable in this regard. Monstera Adansoniis can revert too, for more on this see our guide: Monstera Adansonii Variegated.

Variegated Monstera Albo Vs Thai

There are 2 main types of these monstera on sale: Monstera Deliciosa Albo Variegata which has clearer patches of green and white, or the Thai Constellation which has smaller patches of white and speckles in the green

  • Monstera Adansonii Variegata
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    Monstera Adansonii Variegated

    In general the monstera adansonii variegated is easy to care for, just give them plenty of light but be careful not to burn those amazing leaves… Monstera Adansonii Variegated Summary Light needs: Bright indirect sunlight, but not in direct sunlight as this can cause the leaves to burn.  Watering needs: Water once a week if top layer of soil dry. Fertilizer: Balanced feed, once a month in summer, use a well diluted feed. Soil: Rich, well draining. Humidity: 50% or more. Temperature: 20-25°C (68-77°F). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Other names: Monstera Adansonii Variegated, Monstera Adansonii Variegata, Variegated Monkey Mask Monstera. Common issues: Overwatering, leaf…

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  • Monstera Thai Constellation
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    Monstera Thai Constellation

    The Monstera Thai Constellation is the big ticket item! The money shot! A beautiful monstera with dashes of white and off-white variegation reminiscent of a constellation of stars.  Monstera Thai Constellation Care Summary Light needs: Bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Water when the top half of the soil is dry, check it once a week. Fertilizer: Use a balanced feed, well diluted, once a month in summer. Soil: Rich, well draining aroid mix with perlite, potting compost and orchid bark in equal parts. Humidity: 60% or more. Temperature: Aim for 17-23°C (63-73°F), do not let them get below 5°C (41°F) at night. Where to buy: Try our list of Rare…

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  • Monstera Albo
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    Monstera Albo

    The monstera albo is not too difficult to care for, in fact are very similar in need to their non-variegated relatives, you just need to get their light needs right… Monstera Albo Care Summary Light needs: Bright and medium indirect sunlight. Be careful about giving them enough light to encourage variegation, but not o much to much the white parts of the leaves. Watering needs: Water when the top layer is dry. Fertilizer: Balanced feed, well diluted, once a month in summer. Soil: Rich, well draining. Humidity: 70%. Mist them once or twice a week. Temperature: Normal household temperatures are ok. Move them away from cold windows in the winter.…

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  • Variegated Houseplants
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    Top 5 Affordable Variegated Houseplants

    Variegated Houseplants – Introduction Welcome to our really awesome affordable variegated houseplants list. Variegated plants like the monstera adansonii and monstera albos have gone for huge sums of money online in the last year or so, mainly due to much higher demand for houseplants in general, while supply has not been able to keep up. Here we run down 5 beautifully variegated plants that can be bought for less than 50 euros and most of them for even less than 20. For more info on the more expensive variegated monsteras see our articles Monstera Adansonii Variegated, Monstera Albo and Monstera Thai Constellation. Here are our top 5 affordable variegated houseplants:…

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