Variegated Swisscheese Philodendron, Monstera Plant
Monstera deliciosa 'Albo Variegata Contorta'

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

Category:

Perennials

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Vines and Climbers

Height:

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Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

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

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Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Variegated

Smooth-Textured

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Leathery-Textured

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Regional

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

Lakewood, California

Oldsmar, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

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On May 17, 2009, faithiep from Oldsmar, FL (Zone 10b) wrote:

Love the Monstera deliciosa in zone 9b. Make sure you give it plenty of shade or the leaves will get sunburned. Protect from frost. Also make sure you give it space, given time it will get quite full and round. Fun to watch the young leaves mature and split. Very tough plant. Mine has lived in a pot on my apartment balcony and moved several times before we bought a house and stuck it in the ground at the base of some trees. Must be 10 years old by now with very low maintenance.

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On Feb 28, 2005, NativePlantFan9 from Boca Raton, FL (Zone 10a) wrote:

This is a green-and-white variegated form of the rare Monstera deliciosa 'Contorta' variety. The leaves have an unusual form and are crooked and twisted... they look like they are twisted inside-out!

The leaves of this variety have the distinctive form of 'Contorta' and are variegated with the distinctive green and white stripes on either side, typical of the 'Albo-variegata' varieties. It can be grown outdoors in at least zones 10a through 11. Like most Monstera spp. and varieties, it is a vining type. It can also be grown indoors or in the conservatory.