Exotic Variegated Swiss Cheese Plant - Monstera adansonii var - 4" Pot

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Variegated Monstera adansonii or Monstera adansonii variegata is a rare form or clone of Monstera adansonii. All Sales Final. Degree of variegation on each plant will vary. We cannot send a specific plant. Unlike the original plant that has green leaves, it has a cream to whitish variegations. But there are forms with yellowish variegation and mint leaves. The other thing you need to know is these variegated forms have lovely smaller juvenile leaves that may have a few holes (fenestrations) and huge highly perforated adult leaves just like the original plant. Last but not least, one challenge we have noted with some of these variegated forms is that some turn almost white. This means they hardly have enough chlorophyll for photosynthesis. If you don’t give them the right conditions, they may die. you want larger leaves, give it a place to climb. A moss pole, burlap-wrapped post, trellis, or bamboo pole will work well. But this is not a must. You can let it cascade on a hanging basket or onto your desktop, shelf, cabinet, and so on. As a plant from the tropics, it needs a warm place. So, grow your variegated Monstera adansonii in a warm place with optimum temperatures of 65 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit. This plant can tolerate a slightly lower or higher temperature. However, if it goes too low, it will grow slowly. And by the time your temperature is 50°F (10°C), it will stop growing. It would be best if you also avoided sudden dips or spikes in temperatures and cold drafts. Both these two will stress your plant. Therefore, please don’t put it near air condition or room heating vents, draft windows, fireplaces, radiators, and so on. Monstera adansonii variegata needs high humidity, about 60 to 80%. But it can still tolerate slightly lower to moderate levels. In low humidity, it may not have lush leaves. Also, it may grow slowly. If your home has low humidity, mist your plant several times a week or you can use a pebble tray or buy a humidifier. Other ways are grouping your plant to create a microclimate, or you can move your plant room with high moisture levels like your bathroom and kitchen. Light is one area you must never go wrong. Else, your plant will not have the best variegation coloration. Variegated Monstera adansonii requires bright indirect light. Compared to the non-variegated form, it needs more light to photosynthesize well since it has lesser chlorophyll. Thus, avoid places with lower lighting. If not, your plant will grow slowly, be leggy, have yellow leaves, and lack proper coloration. On the other hand, avoid direct sunlight as it will scorch leaves. Also, your plant may look bleached, especially in the green areas. Last but not least, you can have it on an east, west, south, or north-facing window. Just ensure you put it at a distance from the window. Doing so will prevent direct sunlight light from reaching it. But a little early morning or late evening sun is ok. Like other Monsteras, give your Monstera adansonii variegata chunky, well-drained soil or potting mixes rich in organic matter. Also, they need to be slightly acid, with a pH of 5.5 to 7.5. These plants are sensitive to overwatering, and it will cause root rot. Also, it would help if you didn’t allow them to be very thirsty. The best time to water your Monstera adansonii variegated form is after the top 2 to 3 inches or up to first knuckle of your finger feels dry. Variegated Monstera adansonii is a medium feeder. So, feed it about once a month during the growing season only. Use a balanced (N-P-K 20-20-20 or 10-10-10), all-purpose indoor plant food.
  • Super Rare! Collector's Series
  • Prefers bright, indirect light or artificial light
  • Allow the top 2 to 3 inches of the soil to dry before watering
  • All Sales Final. Degree of variegation on each plant will vary. We cannot send a specific plant.
  • Immediate shipping in a 4" pot

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  • 5
    EXOTIC VARIEGATED SWISS CHEESE PLANT - MONSTERA ADANSONII VAR - 4" POT

    Posted by Tom on Nov 20th 2022

    Purchased this for my wife's birthday and Hirt's sent us a beautiful Monstera Adansonii packaged nicely and healthy. I was worried as the plant had to travel all the way to California....but it was perfect! Thank you Hirts!

  • 5
    Variegated monstera adansonii

    Posted by Nancy on Sep 21st 2022

    My order arrived in perfect condition!! Thank you. This was my first order and ot won't be the last.

  • 3
    Quality of variegation varies from plant to plant

    Posted by Hg on Sep 19th 2022

    I ordered this plant after a friend ordered one. There’s arrived beautiful and had awesome variegation. Unfortunately the one I purchased is not as nice of quality with mostly all green leaves.