Variegated Mexican Breadfruit
Monstera deliciosa 'Albo maculata'

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

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Vines and Climbers

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 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:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Full Shade

Danger:

Seed is poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Blooms all year

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Variegated

Smooth-Textured

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Mottled

Leathery-Textured

Other details:

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

By air layering

By stooling or mound layering

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Wear gloves to protect hands when handling seeds

Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

Regional

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

Hayward, California

Wesson, Mississippi

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jul 11, 2014, BayAreaTropics from Hayward, CA wrote:

A very attractive plant for the part shade/shade garden. In the short time I've had it,its been a good grower,adding leaves faster then I would have thought. It responds to being fertilized very well,kept watered and out of the wind. Still hard to find locally and not inexpensive,it at least lives up to the demand.

Negative

On Dec 27, 2008, katerinka from Philadelphia, PA wrote:

I have purchased Monstera about a year ago. It was actually a peace of plant without leaves but with some roots. And it still not growing at all. No leaves came out after a year. I don"t know what to do. Please help.

Positive

On Feb 28, 2005, miamimax from Miami, FL wrote:

This variegate exhibits double mutations; 'normal' variegation patterning and also the 'paint-splashed' variegated spots over the entire leaf, differing it from Monstera Deliciosa albo variegata. I have seen it imported recently from Thailand named 'Thai Constellation', but this is a name given to it by a collector or nursery person and not the true latin descriptive.