Monstera ‘Thai Constellation’
The ‘Thai Constellation’ variety is very difficult to obtain, hence its high price and limited availability.
A unique, sought-after and very valuable variety of the fashionable hollow monstera, which impresses with its impressive coloration. Its large leaves with characteristic notches are characterized by a beautiful variegated color. Sometimes the chlorophyll-free, cream-colored structure of the leaf tissue appears as an irregular accent on parts of the leaf blades, and sometimes it covers entire leaves or even fragments of shoots.
The holey Monstera is a strong, majestic climber with very large leaves. It grows slowly, eventually reaching considerable size. It is relatively easy to grow. The lion’s spotted form requires a bit more light to obtain an interesting color, just as the regular holey monstera does not tolerate direct sunlight. .
magnificent, variegated, variegated leaves
interesting shape and form of the leaves
very limited availability of the variety
low cultivation requirements
Care and cultivation:
Monstera is an undemanding plant that is easy to grow. In its natural environment, it can most often be observed in shaded places. However, it should be remembered that in a tropical jungle, despite a shaded place, much more sun reaches it than in our conditions, so it is best to find a place with bright, diffused light at home (e.g. an east or west window). Monstera does not tolerate direct scorching midday sun – it can burn its leaves. On the other hand, placing the monstera in a position that is too dark will result in slow growth and small leaf size as well as elongated leaf petioles that will try to stretch out towards the sun. In winter, it is worth illuminating the monster with appropriate bulbs that will help maintain the vitality of this beautiful plant. This species does not tolerate excess water, so we only water the plant when the substrate is completely dry. The best soil for cultivation is light, well-drained and fertile. A suitable classic substrate is a universal substrate. If we want to compose our own mixture, it should largely consist of elements that loosen the substrate, i.e. perlite, expanded clay, coconut chips or spaghnum moss. It is best to replant the monster only when the roots begin to fill a significant part of the pot – young plants once a year, and older ones every 2 years. Monstera is very good at growing hydroponically. Monstera is a tropical plant and loves high air humidity (50% or more), which can be achieved with a humidifier. The leaves are recommended to be regularly wiped with a damp cloth to remove accumulated dust, this will make it easier for the plant to photosynthesize. From spring to autumn, Monstera should be supplemented with fertilizer for green plants once every two weeks. If the plant is illuminated in the autumn and winter period, fertilization should not be abandoned.
The plant is sold in a pot with a diameter of 24 cm. Plant height measured with the pot is approx. 80-85 cm.