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Variegated Split-leaf Philodendron
Monstera deliciosa 'Albo Variegata'

Family: Araceae (a-RAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Monstera (mon-STER-uh) (Info)
Species: deliciosa (de-lis-ee-OH-suh) (Info)
Cultivar: Albo Variegata

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Vines and Climbers

Height:

30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

over 40 ft. (12 m)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Cream/Tan

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Variegated

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From leaf cuttings

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Carlsbad, California

De Leon Springs, Florida

New York City, New York

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Feb 27, 2005, miamimax from Miami, FL wrote:

This is most likely Monstera Borsigiana albo variegata. It will oftentimes exhibit this half green / half white leaf as well as producing entire white leaves, or, mottled & splotched, (the most common seen type of variegated patterning). These are not separate cultivars or sub species as they are somatic mutations and will vary from plant to plant, & leaf to leaf, and are not stable. Genetic variegates will always be the same and will come true from seed. If you sow seed from a somatic variegate, some will come up all green, others will have varying degrees of variegation and others will be entirely white (which will eventually die from lack of chlorophyll-these are called etiolates).