Monstera Thai Constellation Care Guide
So, you finally got one of your wishlist plants, but now comes the hard part - not killing it. 👀
TLDR; they are prone to root rot, need good light and humidity, and will never revert!
Let's Talk Variegation:
The unique and consistent variegation of this plant is achieved through genetic manipulation. By adjusting the DNA of the plant at a cellular level, the leaf markings are permanently speckled and flecked, producing a pleasingly repetitive pattern.
This stable variegation means that there is no need to worry about reversion, as the genetics of the plant have been permanently altered. While every leaf will have a slightly different look, the variegation is generally more consistent and forgiving.
…. So basically, they messed with the DNA of this plant to give it a cool speckled pattern on its leaves. And the pattern is gonna stay that way forever because the plant's genetics have been permanently changed. It's a good choice for us plant lovers because even though each leaf looks a little different, the overall pattern is pretty consistent. And the best part is, you don't have to worry about it reverting back to its old look (unlike the Monstera Albo).
Now for the care:
Light: Needs bright, indirect light to thrive. Avoid direct sunlight as it will burn the leaves. (Grow lights are a great option to ensure these guys get plenty of light!).
Watering: Water when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. Water thoroughly and allow the excess water to drain out of the pot. Avoid overwatering, as it can lead to root rot.
Temperature: Prefers temperatures between 64-86° and humidity levels at or above 60%. (Check out my favorite humidifiers here).
Soil: Use a well-draining potting mix that retains some moisture but doesn't become waterlogged. You can also add bark, perlite, or sand to the mix to improve drainage.
Fertilizer: Feed with a balanced fertilizer every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer).
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