Monstera are species of evergreen tropical vines/shrubs that are native to Central America. Monsteras are famous for their natural leaf-holes, and has led to the rise of its nickname, Swiss Cheese Plant. These holes are theorized to maximize sun fleck capture on the forest floor by increasing the spread of the leaf while decreasing the mass of leaf cells to support.
Variegation in plants is rare, that’s why demand is currently higher than supply. The Instagram hype of plants such as the Variegated Monstera Deliciosa, the Monstera Thai Constellation and the Variegated Monstera Adansonii lately have added fuel to the fire lately.
Common Problems Monstera Have
SYMPTOM: Leaves turning brown and crispy at leaf edges
CAUSE: Undewatered or high salt fertilizer build up
SYMPTOM: Yellowing, with bright yellow leaves and/or black stems while potting mix is wet.