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Monstera plants are a popular choice for indoor planters and home decor because they can add a unique flair to your home. Also, Monstera plants are easy to propagate and care for, thus, they serve as a perfect starter choice for beginners. With an array of Monstera varieties available, choosing which one is right for you can be overwhelming.
In this article, we explore 21 of the most common and rare types of Monstera plants, including their features and care tips so you can find the perfect plant for your space. Learn all about these beautiful plants and how to make them thrive in 2024.
Monstera Varieties: 21 Common And Rare Types (2024)
The following Monstera varieties could end up on your propagation list:
1. Monstera obliqua
Monstera obliqua is a monstera variety that is native to Central and South America. It is a climbing plant that can reach a height of 30 feet. The leaves of this plant are oblong-shaped and have deep lobes. The flowers are small and white, and the fruits are orange-colored berries.
The Monstera obliqua is an evergreen, epiphytic vine with aerial roots that allow it to climb and spread. It prefers humid, warm climates and can be found growing in tropical forests, rainforests, and even urban areas.
The plant prefers indirect sunlight and moderate watering. Monstera obliqua makes an attractive houseplant because of its unique foliage and flowers. It also grows well outdoors in warm climates.
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2. Monstera deliciosa ‘Thai Constellation’
This Thai Constellation variety of the Monstera deliciosa is a beautiful and rare plant that is sure to stand out in any collection. The leaves are large and glossy, with distinctive deep cuts that give them a star-like appearance.
The plant is easy to care for and makes an excellent addition to any indoor space. This plant is relatively easy to propagate from stem cuttings or by division of mature plants
3. Monstera deliciosa ‘Albo Variegata’
Monstera deliciosa ‘Albo Variegata’ is a beautiful, variegated form of the popular Swiss Cheese Plant. It is a fast-growing climber that can reach up to 20m in the wild, although it is typically seen at around 3-5m. The leaves are glossy green with creamy white variegation that appears as random splotches or streaks.
The variegation can vary in intensity from plant to plant, and even on the same plant over time. New leaves are often all green and only start to show variegation as they mature. This plant is very easy to care for and makes an excellent houseplant.
It prefers bright, indirect light but will tolerate lower light levels. Allow the soil to dry between waterings and fertilize once a month during the growing season.
4. Monstera deliciosa f. borsigiana
The Monstera deliciosa f. borsigiana is a beautiful, rare variety of the Monstera deliciosa plant. It is characterized by its white and green variegated leaves, which make it a stunning addition to any home or garden. This particular variety is native to the rainforests of Central and South America and is known for being a vigorous grower.
The ‘Albo Variegata’ can reach up to 15 feet in height, and its leaves can grow up to 2 feet long! When grown indoors, this plant does best in bright, indirect light. It also prefers high humidity levels, so be sure to mist it regularly or keep it near a humidifier. If you’re looking for a unique and eye-catching houseplant, the Monstera deliciosa f. borsigiana is worth considering.
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5. Monstera siltepecana
Monstera siltepecana is native to Mexico and Central America. The leaves of Monstera siltepecana vary in shape but are typically oval with deeply lobed margins. The leaves are dark green with a paler green variegation along the veins.
Monstera siltepecana is a fast-growing climber that can reach up to 20 m in height. It prefers moist, shady conditions and will not tolerate direct sunlight for extended periods. In its natural habitat, it grows as an epiphyte on other trees, but it can also be grown in pots and containers filled with well-drained potting mix.
6. Monstera pinnatipartita
Monstera pinnatipartita is a monstera variety that is native to Mexico. It is a climbing plant that can grow up to 20 feet tall. The leaves are large and deeply lobed, with a pinnate leaf shape. The flowers are white and produce small, green fruits.
To care for your Monstera pinnatipartita, water it regularly and keep the soil moist but not soggy. Place the plant in a spot with bright, indirect light and fertilize monthly during the growing season. Before watering again, allow the top 2-3 inches of soil to dry. Cut back on watering during the winter months when growth slows down.
7. Monstera adansonii ‘Variegata’
The Monstera adansonii ‘Variegata’ is a beautiful variety of monstera that is characterized by its variegated leaves. The leaves of this plant are green and have white streaks running through them, which gives the plant a unique and eye-catching appearance.
This plant is native to the tropical forests of Central and South America, and it is a very popular houseplant in many parts of the world. Monstera adansonii ‘Variegata’ is a very easy plant to care for, and it can thrive in both bright and low light conditions. If you are looking for a beautiful and unusual houseplant, then the Monstera adansonii ‘Variegata’ is one to consider.
8. Monstera karstenianum ‘Peru’
Monstera karstenianum ‘Peru’ is a rare Monstera variety that originates from Peru. It is a fast-growing plant with large, glossy leaves that can reach up to 2 feet in length. The leaves are dark green with irregular white splotches. This variety is notable for adding elegant greenery to personal and work spaces.
9. Monstera deliciosa ‘Aurea’
The Monstera deliciosa ‘Aurea’ is a beautiful, yellow-leafed variety of the popular houseplant. It is easy to maintain and looks great in any indoor setting. The Monstera deliciosa ‘Aurea’ is a striking plant with bright, yellow leaves. It is a fast-growing variety that can reach up to 6 feet tall.
The leaves are large and oval-shaped with deep lobes. During the summer, the plant produces small white flowers. The Monstera deliciosa ‘Aurea’ is native to the tropical regions of Central and South America. It prefers warm, humid climates and does well indoors in most homes. The plant can be propagated from stem cuttings or by division.
10. Monstera standleyana
Monstera standleyana is a flowering plant in the Araceae family. It can be traced to Costa Rica and Panama. Monstera standleyana is a herbaceous vine that grows to 30 m (98 ft) in length. The leaves are glossy, large, and deeply lobed. You can enhance their appearance by growing them in attractive and spectacular containers.
11. Monstera standleyana ‘Albo Variegata’
The Monstera standleyana ‘Albo Variegata’ is a gorgeous variegated form of the well-known Swiss Cheese Plant. It features beautiful white and cream variegation on its large, glossy leaves. This plant is a real showstopper and is sure to make a statement in any indoor space.
Like all Monstera plants, the Standleyana ‘Albo Variegata’ is very easy to care for. It prefers bright, indirect light but can tolerate lower levels of lighting. Water when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch and fertilize monthly during the growing season. This striking plant is sure to add interest and personality to any home or office!
12. Monstera acacoyaguensis
Monstera acacoyaguensis is a monstera variety that is native to Mexico. It is a climbing plant that can reach a height of 20 feet. The leaves are large and oval-shaped with deeply lobed margins. Monstera acacoyaguensis is popular, due to its easy care requirements and striking appearance.
They are easy to propagate from stem cuttings and often produce new plants without any special treatment. They are, however, susceptible to pests and diseases, so it is essential to keep an eye on them and intervene if necessary. The flowers are white and borne in clusters.
13. Monstera dubia
Monstera dubia is a flowering plant in the Araceae family. It is indigenous to Costa Rica and Panama. The Monstera dubia plant grows to a height of 15-20 feet (4.5-6 meters). The leaves are dark green, glossy, and deeply lobed.
The flowers are white with purple spots, and they arise from the leaf axils in racemes up to 18 inches (46 cm) long. This species is commonly grown in gardens and parks as an ornamental plant. It is also used in floral arrangements and as a houseplant.
14. Monstera esqueleto
Esqueleto, or skeleton, is a monstera variety with leaves that have large holes or gaps. The leaves are also much thinner and more delicate than other varieties. This makes esqueleto a less common choice for indoor plants, as it is more susceptible to damage. However, its unique appearance makes it a popular choice for those looking for a conversation piece.
15. Monstera acuminata
Monstera acuminata, also known as the hooked-spathe philodendron, is a species of flowering plant in the arum family Araceae. It is native to Panama and Colombia. The plant grows as a vine or epiphyte, reaching up to 20 m in length. The leaves are large and leathery, with deeply incised lobes.
They are dark green, with white spots on the upper surface. The flowers are borne on an inflorescence known as a spadix, which is surrounded by a modified leaf called a spathe. The flowers are small and white, with six petals. Monstera acuminata is widely cultivated as an ornamental plant. It is tolerant of a wide range of growing conditions and can be grown indoors or outdoors.
16. Monstera deliciosa ‘Mint’
The Monstera deliciosa ‘Mint’ is a beautiful, rare variety of the well-known Monstera plant. It is easily recognized by its unique, mint-green leaves. The Mint variety is a fast grower and can reach up to 20 feet in length, making it a great choice for those who want a quick-growing plant. As with all Monstera plants, the Mint variety does best in humid conditions and will require regular watering and misting to stay healthy.
17. Monstera adansonii ‘Archipelago’
The Monstera adansonii ‘Archipelago’ is a variety of the common Monstera adansonii plant. It is native to the Archipelago Islands, which are located in the Caribbean Sea. The plant is characterized by its large, glossy leaves and its ability to climb. It can grow up to 30 feet in length and prefers to grow in moist, humid environments.
18. Monstera subpinnata
Monstera subpinnata is a plant in the family Araceae, native to tropical America. Monstera subpinnata is a great choice for anyone who wants a low-maintenance plant that still makes a big impact.
It’s perfect for beginners, as it’s very tolerant of different conditions and is relatively easy to care for. Plus, it is an excellent way to add some greenery to your home or office without taking up too much space. It is a climbing vine that can grow up to 30 m (100 ft) in length, with large, glossy, dark green leaves. The leaves are usually 12–25 cm wide and 20–35 cm long.
19. Monstera lechleriana
Monstera lechleriana is a species of flowering plant in the arum family, Araceae. It is native to Central and South America. It is only found in Central and South America. It is an epiphyte, which means it grows on other plants or trees. It has large, glossy leaves with deeply lobed margins.
The leaf blades are dark green with light green veins. The flowers are white and borne on spadices that grow from the leaf axils. Monstera lechleriana is widely cultivated as an ornamental plant. It grows well in pots or hanging baskets. It thrives in bright, indirect light, but it can also tolerate some shade. When the soil feels dry to the touch, water the plant.
20. Monstera adansonii acacoyaguensis
Monstera adansonii acacoyaguensis is a monstera variety that is native to Mexico. It is a climbing plant that can grow to over 30 feet tall. The leaves of this plant are very large, and they have deep lobes. The flowers of this plant are white, and they bloom in the spring.
The care for this plant requires bright indirect light, high humidity levels, and moist soil. Endeavor to keep the soil moist but not soggy at all times; keeping a watering schedule will help. During the growing season, fertilizer should be applied every 2-3 weeks. Pruning may be needed to control growth and help maintain a healthy plant.
21. Monstera adansonii laniata
Monstera adansonii laniata is a monstera variety that is native to Central and South America. It is a climbing plant that can grow up to 30 feet tall, with large, glossy leaves. The leaves are deeply lobed and have a distinctive network of veins.
There are so many different varieties of this amazing plant to choose from, each with its unique features and benefits. We hope that you have been inspired to add one or more of these beautiful Monsteras to your own home.