Stress-Free Guide to Caring for Variegated Monstera

What's all the hype around variegated Monsteras?

These coveted houseplants (including Monstera Albo and Monstera Thai Constellation) command a pretty penny thanks to their popularity on social media, but are they really worth all that money and effort to care for?

This guide breaks down everything you need to know about growing Monstera deliciosa at home, from encouraging more variegation to propagating your own Monstera cuttings.


Light and temperature

If the soil feels humid or the pot feels heavy, it isn’t time to water yet. Wait until the top of the soil has dried out or the pot’s weight has gone down.


Water and humidity

A spot next to most windows will work fine for your variegated Monstera. If the window is very large and gets a lot of afternoon sun, then you might want to consider placing the plant a few feet away from it or using a sheer curtain to offer some protection.


Soil and planting

There are many different mixtures you can whip up, containing all sorts of soil (or soilless) media. The right one for your houseplants depends on your own preferences and watering habits, but something basic should work for almost everyone.



Monstera Variegata is slower growing than its regular cousin, which means it also needs less fertilizer. Still, don’t let it go without! You can use a diluted liquid aroid fertilizer every month or so during the growing season, applying it during waterings.



It’s generally not necessary to do any pruning on a houseplant like this one, aside from the occasional removal of dead leaves.

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