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Monstera adansonii variegated

Monstera adansonii variegated

Monstera Adansonii Variegated

The Monstera is back. The fast growing tropical plant with its distinctive leaves can be found in many living rooms. But make sure you do have the real one, because the real Monstera Adansonii Variegated is incredibly special due to its spotted leaves. These spotted leaves make this exclusive plant a fantastic eye-catcher in your home and a huge enrichment for your collection. It is not particularly a cheap plant, but we are going to tell you why the plant is worth it!

What makes the Variegate so special?

Plants of the Monstera family are also known as hole plants. The tropical plants are originating from the rainforests of Central and South America. The Monstera Adansonii Variegated is also described as the monkey mask (the wrinkled hole plant roughly translated from Dutch) and is an extremely rare variant of the Monstera Adansonii.

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The Monstera Adansonii Variegated belongs to the aronskelk family (Araceae) and is air-purifying. This makes it an excellent plant for improving air quality and climate in your room! This plant loves climbing. Therefore, make sure that the plant has something to climb up against, such as a moss pole or other obstacles, with which you are able to create a playful effect. You can also cut the plant yourself.

What makes the plant so special is the fact that this species remains 'variegated'. This means that the leaves remain mottled yellow, white or mint, where most other species turn green over time.

Variegate, half moon or full moon?

The Monstera Adansonii Variegated is unique because of its spotted leaves, but it contains different gradations. First of all in the color of the leaf, which can be yellow, white or mint. Each plant starts with a little bit of variegate, with a number of spots in the leaf. Eventually, the plant can mature into a fully colored leaf: full moon. In between is half moon, with the leaves half colored.

A full moon Monstera is incredibly exclusive and special, hence the corresponding price tag. With its special colored leaves, this tropical plant is a fantastic eye-catcher and conversation starter in your home. So what are you waiting for?

Permanently variegated

Pay attention to when you want to add this plant to your collection. There are Monsteras that do start with spotted leaves, but where the color expands over time. These spotted leaves are gradually discoloring to green.

It are the permanent 'variegated' yellow, white or mint spots in the Monstera Adansonii Variegate that make the plant so unique and exclusive. A plant that should not be missing from the collection of a true enthusiast, in our view.

Taking care of the Monstera Adansonii Variegated

When you have the Monstera Adansonii Variegated at home, it is obviously important to take good care of it. Remember that the plant is originally from the tropical rainforest, so it likes high humidity. Is your space too dry? Then make sure you have a humidifier and do not put the plant in a room that is too cold.

A light place with normal to high humidity is ideal. The plant likes to be in a lighter place than the normal Monstera Adansonii, as it produces fewer chloroplasts due to its colored spots. Nevertheless, we do not recommend direct sunlight: the colored spots make the leaves extra sensitive.

Water and nutrition

The Monstera Adansonii Variegated likes regular care, so give it water once a week. Provide a slightly moist soil, the plant does not like too much water. During the summer you can water the plant a little more often than during the winter. Provide the plant with extra plant nutrition twice a week between March and October, as this is the period in which the plant grows. We also recommend replacing the potting soil every year.

Monstera Adansonii Variegated at home

Do you have the Monstera Adansonii Variegated at home? Then make sure to leave it alone in the first six weeks after receiving it. Let the plant grow in its own soil, before you pot it. The plant needs a moment to acclimatize properly.

Once the Variegate starts to grow, it is possible to cut the plant. If more than four new leaves emerge that remain green, cut off the head. This gives you the best chance of getting yellow, white or mint spotted leaves. Try not to touch the colored leaf too much and do not spray it. The leaf is softer because of the lack of chloroplasts and is therefore more susceptible to damage.

With the tips above, you should be able to properly care for the plant. Once you get the hang of it, this plant is relatively easy to maintain. The Monstera Adansonii Variegated is a unique, exclusive plant which gives a special look to your interior and is an enrichment for your plant collection!