Monstera Thaï Constellation - L
Here at Energumène, the team had a real crush on this Monstera covered in its own constellation of yellow stars. We'd be tempted to say you need it.
- Bright indirect light
- High need in humidity
- Appreciates a little care
Origin : Central American rainforests, but this particular variety was born and bread in Thaïland.
Personality : Appreciates a little care.
Earmark : Creamy, almost yellow variegations (on the contrary to the pure white of Deliciosa Albo Variegata), looking like a constellation of stars.
Say something smart : Monstera Deliciosa's name came from two significant characteristics: "Monstera" because of the unusual shape of its leaves, "Deliciosa" because of the delicious taste of its fruits (looking like banana shaped pineapples).
A planter usually looks nice, but we recommend not to plant your new baby directly in one.
Leave it in its current pot until Spring, then ideally transfer it into a terracota pot with little drain holes when it looks cramped.
Finding its place
Brightness : High level of brightness, but no direct sun.
Avoid letting it feel draughts near the windows and take it away from heating sources.
Humidity : 60 % or more.
Tip : Spray its leaves with water (ideally rain-water) once a week.
Tip 2 : Place some wet clay pebbles under the pot, so they keep diffusing humidity.
Temperature : Min : 18°C | Max : 30°C |Ideal : 22-26°C
Watering (purely indicative, depends on your local environment): once a week in Spring/Summer, and once every 10 days in Autumn and Winter.
Tip : Put your knuckle in the ground. If it feels totally dry, add some water to keep the soil wet (but not soaking it).
Fertilizer : Once every other week, from March to September
Taking care of the variegations: as a reason for us to adopt them, we wish for our variegated plants to be as white as possible. A maximum brightness is key in succeeding with it.