Variegated Swiss Cheese, Monstera Delicosa 'Albo Variegata'

Regular price £250.00
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Decorative pot not included. Hand-delivery calculated at checkout.

The extremely hard to come by variegated monstera, which can only be grown by a few expert growers through patience and perseverance. The variegation is actually a misfire in the plants DNA, so this uncommon occurrence is tricky to reproduce in the glasshouse. 

Part of The Sunday Times 'The five best indoor house plants to buy now'.

Best space & place
The variegation (less green chlorophyll) means the leaves take in less light, so the plant needs to be placed in a brighter spot to take in the amount it needs. Direct sun however will be too harsh for this plant. 

Watering & feeding
Water when the soil has slightly dried out. Do not leave sitting in water. 

Need to know
The leaves will brown and crease naturally where the holes are being formed (the swiss cheese effect). It is more visible on these plants that the green version, but not something to be concerned with.
 
Size Information

Height:  40-55cm
Width:
Nursery Potsize:  ø17cm / H15cm
Decorative Pot Opening Required: 18cm+/H16cm+ 



For no fuss or mess you can put the plant in the growing pot it arrives in straight inside a decorative one. This also allows allows excess water to be drained after watering. 
For a good fit the opening (not diameter) and height of the new decorative pot need to be several centimetres greater than the current growing pot.
Here are recommended sizes - 

Size Diameter / Height Minimum Decorative Pot Opening Required
2 Litre

⌀17cm H13cm

19cm

4 Litre

⌀20cm H16.5cm

22cm

7 Litre

⌀25cm H20cm

27cm

10 Litre

⌀28cm H22.5cm 

30cm

15 Litre

⌀33cm H30cm

35cm

20 Litre

⌀35.5cm H32.5cm

38cm

 

For a seamless finish where the plant is potted into the decorative pot, liners are available to prevent water leaking and the pot from damage.

We also offer a potting service

Our library of plant care guides with useful information can be viewed here.

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