Monstera Variegated Aurea
The Monstera Variegated Aurea is a very rare plant with special discolorations in the leaves. This plant is very similar in shape to the Monstera Adansonii, but has softer leaves due to lighter leaf patterns and is a lot more sensitive and less easy to care for. This plant is therefore not for beginners!
Monstera comes from Central America and belongs to the Araceae family. This plant is also known under the Dutch name, hole plant. The plant thrives in very humid conditions: the more humid the environment, the larger the leaf. But this plant can also tolerate somewhat drier air.
Place the Monstera Variegated Aurea in a bright place, but preferably without direct sunlight.
The Monstera Variegated Aurea needs more light than the Monstera Adansonii due to its light leaf markings!
The ideal temperature is 65-78 °F.
This plant does not like drafts.
Keep moist, add lukewarm water once a week. The potting soil should not dry out, but also make sure that the plant is not left in a layer of water. This could cause the roots to rot.
Spray with water once or twice a week. The plant likes a higher humidity
Fertilize a little once every two weeks, in winter once every two months.
The leaves of a young plant show incisions, later holes appear in the older leaves. This will not happen if the plant is too dark. Dull leaves will shine again when wiped with a buttermilk cloth. Aerial roots formed in older plants may be cut off.
Monstera Variegeted Aurea, very rare and not easy to care for, but a very unique and beautiful houseplant.