Variegated Monstera grown from cutting
Variegated Monstera plants are an extremely coveted plant due to their unique colouring – unfortunately they are also difficult to find and often very expensive. This cutting was purchased online with roots and just one leaf. Since then it has been placed in a self watering pot which seems to have been a key success factor in it’s growth so far. For a number of months there were no new leaves, but just rigorous root growth into the water area of the pot. So far, there are a number of tips for your own success of one of these plants:
- Get a self watering pot – Unless you already have confidence in your ability to grow these temperamental cuttings, it is best to get a self watering pot so that you know the plant can have a steady and consistent source of water. This means that the cutting won’t get stressed by erratic watering and can focus on growing! We recommend this pot on Amazon.com or (or here for United Kingdom)
- Put it in bright light – While the white parts of the leaves are what make it unique, they aren’t actually functional – these parts lack chlorophyll and so limit the ability for the plant to photosynthesise. Ensuring your plant gets plenty of sunlight will help to counteract this.
Self watering pots are available in most gardening centres, link to buy online here
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