Let's Talk Monstera Standleyana Albo Variegata
Monstera Standleyana Albo Variegata
About a year ago a good friend gave me a small Monstera Standleyana cutting. I wasn’t much impressed as it’s leaves had little variegation. About a month went past and growth was slow. I decided to pop it in my terrarium and suddenly it began to shoot. It shot out a stunning runner with leaves galore. To my delight each leaf it pushed out was absolutely stunning every second being a half moon or a beautiful variegated specimen!
I decided I need to segment this variegation so I chopping it up into one leaf cuttings and since then have been able to produce some incredibly
variegated Monstera Standleyana plants.
The Monstera Standleyana ‘Albo Variegata’ , also incorrectly called Philodendron Cobra, is an easy going plant with small oval leaves that are speckled with white/cream variegation. I have it’s ideal conditions to be higher humidity between 75-95 and a temperature of 22-23 degrees c HOWEVER this plant will grow just fine in regular household humidity so don’t worry.
The monstera needs a lot of indirect sunlight for it to be happy. You can put it in a northern or eastern facing window where it can absorb some of the gentle morning light or place it in a sunny window with curtains or blinds to filter the sun. If you are using growlight then I recommend you keep a 36 watt bulb at least 70 cm away from the top of your plant.
Soil mixes differ from plant species. The Aroid family do generally prefer a chunky airy soil mix. I would advise a mix of seaweed compost/potting soil, perlite/pon/vermiculite, bark, worm castings, horticultural charcoal, sphagnum moss. This will give you a brilliant start. You do not NEED this and there are other things you can mix in too. I just see in my experience that this has worked well.
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