Houseplants forum: White leaf on Monstera deliciosa Alboveriegata!!

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Name: Alyssa Blue
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AlyssaBlue
Feb 25, 2017 9:56 AM CST
How fun- the first white leaf! I see on the database that most large monstera are outdoors. Does anyone have a large veriegated monstera living indoors? This started as a cutting last spring and only recently has it really taken off.



Hurray!

Note- I tried uploading a photo to the plant database but that didn't work out so well. Maybe someone knows how? (things have changed since I last added to the database)
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Feb 25, 2017 10:19 AM CST
Alyssa, that is absolutely gorgeous! Lovey dubby

I'm not sure why you weren't able to add a photo to the database but you can move it over from right here. Click on your photo to enlarge; then scroll to the bottom and you will see a small dark blue icon in the center at the bottom; click there and it will show your photo and ask where it belongs. Type in Monstera deliciosa Albovariegata (notice spelling of Albovariegata) ... it should take you to the correct database location and you can check off what type of photo it is, entire plant, leaves. etc.

Just give a shout out if you have any trouble and I'll be happy to move it over to the database for you.
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Name: Alyssa Blue
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AlyssaBlue
Feb 25, 2017 10:42 AM CST
Thanks, Lin! And thanks for the instructions- went ahead and submitted the photo. Thumbs up
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Feb 25, 2017 10:44 AM CST
Hurray!
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Name: Gene Staver
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gasrocks
Feb 25, 2017 11:32 AM CST
The thread "White leaf" in Houseplants forum
Name: Gene Staver
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gasrocks
Feb 25, 2017 11:48 AM CST
I have lots of Var. Split-leaf (Monstera.) Actually 4 different versions and a var. Monstera which is a totally different plant. None have put out a white leaf so far. Congratulations on yours. Gene
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Feb 25, 2017 3:48 PM CST
Gene, that is a gorgeous variegated Monstera! I have the solid green Monstera deliciosa but I've never seen any variegated ones around here and you'd think since they grow like weeds here in Florida, they'd be everywhere!
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Name: Alyssa Blue
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AlyssaBlue
Feb 25, 2017 4:41 PM CST
Gene- That's a really cool monstera!! It looks like it is painted.

You must have a lot of room for 4 plants- there's just something fun about monstera, isn't there? Maybe because it makes me think of the tropics. We could use some of that today.
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Feb 25, 2017 5:01 PM CST
It was 87ยบ here today, hot and humid! We were hoping to get a couple of coolish days/nights but it looks like summer is upon us already, here in Florida.
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Name: Carter Mayer
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Carter
Mar 1, 2017 2:13 PM CST
Not entirely sure from the initial pic, but I think this might be M. deliciosa var. borsigiana. The difference I see is in the stem - var. borsigiana has longer nodes between leaf petioles compared to M. deliciosa or its variegated varieties. Plus, var. borsigiana is much more likely to put out mostly to entirely white leaves and (in my opinion) tends to have more striking variegation than most of the variegated M. deliciosa varieties I've seen. My ID opinion could be just due to it being a juvenile plant growing in indoor/lower light conditions, but my money is on var. borsigiana.

In either case, it's beautiful. I grow both types (or all four if you consider variegated & non-variegated versions!), and they are some of my absolute favorite plants.
Name: Alyssa Blue
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AlyssaBlue
Mar 1, 2017 6:44 PM CST
Carter- that's unexpected, and kinda cool! I just looked to see if I had a photo of the mother plant, and I do not. Darn. But it was growing in a greenhouse and touched the ceiling, plus there was another vine crawling along the floor. Was interesting to see how it would grow without support.

I'm actually surprised how mine growing in that room, because I was wondering a while ago if there was enough light for it. Do you have yours in high light conditions? Or can they grow outside in your area?
Name: Carter Mayer
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Carter
Mar 2, 2017 7:17 AM CST
I grow mine outdoors. When they were smaller & potted I'd pull them into the greenhouse during winter to protect from our rare overnight light freezes. I have several in the ground that are left to fend on their own. A light freeze just burns them a little, but a good freeze zaps them to the ground. They come back from their roots, though.

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