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Variegated Split-leaf Philodendron 'Albo Variegata'

Monstera deliciosa

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

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:

Unknown - Tell us

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 16, 2016, Jnette from Northeast, WA (Zone 5a) wrote:

I love this plant, have had it for a couple of years, and now I really need help with it. Just recently it has started turning black one leaf, one side, at a time. It starts about the stem end of the leaf, about a half inch wide within the leaf and to about an inch or 2 from the end of the leaf. First it is a pale yellow, and then gradually turns black. It goes in to the center of the leaf and continues black and crisp.

I put it in the shower, cleaning both sides of each leaf, and do not see any reason for it. No insects, parasites, etc. Probably a disease? I am not experienced with diseases at all. Can anyone out there help me with this problem before I lose the whole plant? I cut all that black off, don't know if that will help or hurt it. Thank you so much for... read more

Positive

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).

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