Monstera Deliciosa Banana Split Large Form (Excellent Variegation)
The perfect plant, indoors or out, very tough and tolerant of neglect. Ideally suited to fill that large space next to your plant collection. Two to three times larger than Monstera Borsigiana Albo Variegata growing to massive proportions, vines can reach one inch in diameter. Variegation will vary but it is quite stable, we have been growing this variety for 30 years and have never seen a solid green leaf produced, very stable variegation. The leathery green and cream variegated leaves are large with slits and holes frequently growing to 3.5 feet long by 3.5 feet wide. More amazing than the beautifully exotic leaf is the fruit that appears from the pollinated flowers when grown outdoors. The fruit has hexagonal plates that protect the interior cream colored, juicy sweet pineapple-mango flavored pulp. Note: This variety has been growing in south Florida for at least 40+ years prior to the name (Thai Constellation) which may or may not be the same variety. Its interesting that no one anywhere even knows where that name came from. (This is the original Florida variety.)This plant has been grown to maturity and is verified.
Why Verify? Juvenile forms of many aroid species look the same and proper identification at a young age is almost impossible. Unless you've actually grown and curated these plants to their full potential its easy to mix many species up. Additionally many plants originating from South America, Europe etc. are all to often given the same name even though at maturity they differ. With our new verify program you can see the mature form prior to your purchase.
How We Verify? This project began years ago, we now have an impressive 600+ varieties growing on large poles to verify their size, node spacing, leaf color, stem diameter, rate of growth etc.
About This Plant
- Actual Plant: In First Photos Above
- Pot Size: Ships In 6″ Round
- Includes: 1 Plant With Pot
- Ships By: UPS
- Ships From: Florida USA
- Shipping Rate: Click Tab Above
Info. & Recommendations
- Growth Rate: Medium
- Light: 60-85%
- Soil: Rich Organic Mix
- Fertilizer: Slow Time Released
- Water: When Dry to Touch
- Dislikes: Soggy Soil
- Likes: 65-90°F
- Outdoor Zone: 9b-10
- Pot Size: 6″-24″ w/Drain Holes
- Indoors: Locate Near Natural Light
- Faux Light: Grow Light Full Spectrum
- Propagate By: Cutting
Plants growing here are grown in a natural, humid, rainforest-like environment with little to no pesticides. Though it seldom occurs, when you receive your plant, leaves may drop, have spotting, folds, or even a bite mark or two in addition leaf browning may occur especially on plants with significant white coloration, this is only natural. Remember with plants you're in it for the long haul, to enjoy their natural beauty and possibly share a cutting or two with friends and family.
Here at the nursery, plants are grown under 40-80% shade cloth. If you're growing outdoors and plant directly in full sun you may experience leaf burn. It is best to acclimate this plant to its environment by keeping it outside and slowly moving it into a sunny area over a week or so to avoid stress. Please refer to the above guidelines.
We can not guarantee any future variegation patterns, coloration, survival or growth rate of any plant though all of the mother plants we propagate from have been successfully growing here for 20 plus years, some plants may still sport. Rest assured all variegation is natural, we do not agree with temporary Chemically Induced Variegation, (NO C.I.V.)