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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

17 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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2 positives
No neutrals
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive BayAreaTropics 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 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:

Hayward, California
Wesson, Mississippi

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