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PlantFiles: Yellow Variegated Split-leaf Monstera
Monstera deliciosa 'Borsigiana, Aurea Variegata'

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

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Tropicals and Tender Perennials
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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)

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2 neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral allender56 On Aug 6, 2013, allender56 from my tropical paradise, WV wrote:

I have not purchased one of these as of yet. I've read that some variegated Monsteras & large Philodendrons are created by inoculation with a virus & in time will lose their variegation. Does anyone know the facts?

Neutral miamimax On Mar 5, 2005, miamimax from Miami, FL wrote:

Borsigiana is easily identified from true Deliciosa. Deliciosa is more of a 'rambler', (although it will climb on a suitable host if given the opportunity), and Borsigiana will vine and attach itself easily at a young stage. Deliciosa also will have adult stage leaves approaching 4' in dia with many splits and multiple rows of perforations. Borsigiana leaves will rarely exceed 2' in dia at adult stage with a few splits and only a few perforations. There is very little stalk visible between the leaf nodes of Deliciosa. There is lots of stalk visible between the leaf nodes of Borsigiana, similar to most vining type philos.There is one dead give away to distinguish the two; at the tip of the leaf stem where the leaf begins, the stem is 'crinkled' or slightly 'winged' on the larger growing TRUE Deliciosa. Borsigiana does not exhibit this unique trait of Deliciosa. Deliciosa albo maculata is the only variegated form of the Monsteras that is different with the additional 'paint-splattered' type of maculated variegation overlying the 'patchy' or 'splotched' type of variegation normally seen in the other variegated forms of Monstera. Monstera 'Pertusa' is usually a name given to the juvenile form of Borsigiana when it is not allowed to attach and develop adult stage leaves.

Positive NativePlantFan9 On Mar 4, 2005, NativePlantFan9 from Boca Raton, FL (Zone 10a) wrote:

This is a highly attractive variety of Monstera borsigiana. It has variegated golden and green and some whitish markings and splotches similar to those on Golden Pothos (Scindapsus aureus).

This Monstera variety is highly useful for growing indoors as well as in the conservatory. It can also be grown outdoors in zones 10a through 11.

Like most or all spp. and varieties of Monstera genus, it is a vining variety.

UPDATE - I corrected my information after seeing the below comment.


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

San Diego, California
San Jose, California
West Palm Beach, Florida

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