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Monstera adansonii archipelago ghost

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Plant Species: Monstera adansonii
Plant Genus: Monstera Plant Family: Araceae Native
Plant Region: Central and South America, West Indies
Soil Drainage: Well-draining soil, recommended substrate mix composed of coconut coir, perlite, vermiculite, sphagnum moss, pumice
Soil pH: Acidic
Fertilizers: Monstera adansonii requires a significant mineral input in its substrate, thus 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.
Air Humidity: Happiest at 70% - 75% humidity, but it can also thrive in an environment with lower humidity, down to 40%.
Temperature: 18-29 degrees Celsius (65-75 degrees Fahrenheit)
Light: Indirect bright light

Pot Height Including Plant:
Size M: 20-25cm (7.9-9.8 inches)
Size S: 15-17cm (5.9-6.7 inches)

Pot Diameter:
Size M: 8x8cm (3.1x3.1 inches)
Size S: 7x7cm (2.8x2.8 inches)

Monstera adansonii archipelago ghost is a relatively rare cultivar that displays a "ghost" variegation pattern, similar to Philodendron Florida ghost. This type of variegation is directly influenced by the level of light exposure. New leaves are almost white (they may have a "mint" variegation), and as they mature and are shaded by other new leaves, they gradually turn green.

This cultivar has several advantages over other variegated Monstera adansonii cultivars, making it an easy plant to grow, even for beginners in the world of plants. Some of these advantages include:

  • Stable variegation without extreme risks: no risk of complete variegation (where leaves lack chlorophyll necessary for photosynthesis, leading to the plant's eventual death) or reversed variegation (where leaves turn entirely green).
  • Due to its light-dependent variegation, you can play the role of a "mini biologist" and discover how your actions directly influence the plant's growth, development, and aesthetics. For instance, exposing the plant to stronger light (always indirect light for Araceae species) will maintain the variegation, transitioning from white to cream-green as the leaves mature.
  • Similar to the classic Monstera adansonii, this cultivar is easy to care for. And unlike other variegated cultivars, it has a very good growth rate under optimal conditions: indirect bright light (east-facing windows are the best), humidity of 60% - 70%, and watering when the top two cm of the substrate have dried out. Note: To check substrate humidity, insert your finger into the pot to a depth of 2 cm (0.8 inches). If the substrate feels moist, withhold watering for a day or two; if it feels dry, water it. Note 2: When discussing watering, consider the size of the pot, the amount of substrate, and its aeration. Avoid pouring a liter of water into a pot with a diameter and height of 12 cm (4.7 inches) as it could drown the plant's roots. It's best to remove excess water from the collector tray half an hour after watering.
  • The plant can be mounted on a support pole covered in coconut fiber, allowing aerial roots to attach and resulting in a more vigorous stem and larger leaves. Alternatively, if you prefer the aesthetics of trailing plants, you can let it grow without support, and as the vines lengthen, secure them to walls using special clips.

Good luck with your care! And don't forget to give us updates about your plant using the hashtag #greenmirrors and tagging @green.mirrors in your Instagram posts. We promise to share them in our stories!

Tags: Monstera, Monstera adansonii variegated, Araceae, rare plants, unusual plants, decorative leaf plants, trailing plants, air-purifying plants, indoor decorative plants