Gina1960 said:Well that is certainly a surprise leaf. It appears to be an all white leaf on a monstera that looks to be a non-variegated Monstera. And what is even stranger is that the meristem does not appear to show variegation either.
Don;t cut it iff, just leave it. Let it develop and see what happens. I know you think it ruins the 'perfect' appearance of your plant but there is no real reason to remove it yet.
Your plant still may have the genes for variegation, all be it weak ones. Don't remove that leaf if you haven;t already, keep it and let what remains of it harden off and see what color changes it goes through. Then wait for your next leaf and see what it does.
If your plant does have the gene for variegation, I would not expect it to be strongly variegated, they must be weak.
Please don't be too sad when you look at the leaf! An unfurling leaf is a wonder of nature, even if she gets stuck there
Looking forward to seeing what she does!
Are your friends plant collectors too? Online or in person friends? I don't have any serious plant collectors in my friend group, but I wish I did! I'm very grateful for this community though
Gina1960 said:The problem with the one called albo-variegata is that they can always revert to green at any time. When you are looking at an albo the think to look at is the meristem. The patterning of variegation arises from the meristem. If the stem is highly variegated, the its the best chance that the leaves will be and continue to be highly variegated.
The also form of variegation is considered unstable. Not transitory, but unstable.