• Monstera Thai Constellation
  • Monstera Thai Constellation
  • Monstera Thai Constellation

Monstera Thai Constellation

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Species: Monstera deliciosa

Cultivar: Thai Constellation

Plant Genus: Monstera

Plant Family: Araceae

Plant Origin: Guatemala, Gulf of Mexico, Southeastern Mexico, and Southwestern Mexico

Provenance: The cultivar originates from Southeast Asia

Soil drainage: Well-drained; we recommend a substrate mix composed of coco coir, perlite, cocoa bark, vermiculite, sphagnum moss, and pumice

Soil pH: Acidic

Fertilizers: Monstera Thai Constellation requires a sustained mineral input in the substrate, as well as constant fertilization with Silica. We recommend using a bio-type fertilizer (we use the BioBizz brand for the plants we cultivate) from the beginning of March until the end of November, supplemented with Silica.

Air humidity: It is perfectly adapted to indoor environments, with an air humidity between 40% and 60%.

Temperature: 18-26 degrees Celsius

Light: Full indirect light

Plant height including pot: 45-55cm

Pot diameter: 14-18cm

Important! The pictures are for informational purposes only; the plant in the picture is not for sale. The plants for sale have 3-4 large leaves with different variegation patterns.

Monstera deliciosa is probably one of the most beloved plants by growers worldwide, young or old. Indeed, each of us has at least one memory of a grandmother or a neighbor who cared for a mature specimen in their communist-era apartment (or in the building staircase), with huge leaves full of holes, for which they invented various support systems, often involving broom or mop handles.

In the last 4-5 years, alongside its younger and more posh sister – Monstera deliciosa albo variegata – Monstera Thai Constellation has also appeared, which, like its sisters, has stolen the hearts of all plant lovers on Instagram and caused significant damage to their pockets.

Developed in the cellular culture laboratories of Japan, it is characterised, unlike its sister - Monstera deliciosa albo var., by stable variegation, with no risk of the plant losing its white patterns or producing chlorophyll-free leaves.

This, of course, is spectacular but requires more attention. Thus, due to the fact that the variegated areas of the leaves do not produce chlorophyll, over time they become necrotic and have an unpleasant appearance; most owners of Monstera deliciosa albo or Thai Constellation prefer to cut out the dead areas simply with scissors (it helps a lot that the leaves already look cut due to the fenestrations). We recommend a fertilisation plan that includes a silica supplement, as it strengthens the mechanical properties of cell walls, making the plant resistant to unfavourable environmental conditions or pests and improving the overall process of photosynthesis.

It has a very good growth rate under optimal conditions, namely full indirect light (east-facing windows are the best options), fertilisation from March to November, and a substrate that is watered when the top two cm have dried out.

Attention! To check the moisture level of the substrate, inserting your finger into the pot to a depth of 2 cm is the best way to measure soil moisture.

So, if you feel the substrate is wet, keep the sprayer away from it for a day or two, and if it feels dry, water it.

Attention 2! When we talk about watering, we must consider the pot in which the plant is planted, as well as the amount of substrate and its degree of aeration. That is, we do not pour a liter of water into a pot with a diameter and height of 12 cm, because we drown the plant's roots. It is best to discard the excess water from the collecting vessel half an hour after watering.

As it develops, it needs a support pole wrapped in coconut fiber, in which case the aerial roots will attach to this support, resulting in a plant with a more vigorous stem and increasingly larger leaves, with multiple fenestrations.

Good luck caring for it! And don't forget to give us updates about your plant, using the hashtag #greenmirrors and tag @green.mirrors in your Instagram posts! We promise to share them in stories.

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