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PlantFiles: 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

15 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials
Vines and Climbers

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

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

Seed is poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Blooms all year

Grown for foliage

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:
Unknown - Tell us

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

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1 positive
No neutrals
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

Negative katerinka 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 miamimax 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.


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

Beauregard, Mississippi

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