Monstera Albo Care Guide
TLDR; Albos need more light and less water than regular monsteras due to their variegation!
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Your Quick Care Guide ⚡️
💧 Watering: Monstera Albo has a unique variegation pattern that can impact its water requirements. Variegation is caused by the absence of chlorophyll in some parts of the leaf, which means that those areas are less efficient at photosynthesis and therefore require less energy. Because they generate less energy, they require less water. Overwatering can be a major issue for the Monstera Albo as excess water can lead to root rot. It's important to wait until the top inch of soil is dry before watering your plant and to ensure that your pot has adequate drainage.
🌡️ Temperature: Monstera Albo prefers a temperature range of 65-85°F (18-29°C). It's important to keep your plant away from drafts and sudden temperature changes as these can cause stress and impact its growth.
🥵 Humidity: Monstera Albo prefers high humidity levels, but misting the leaves is not an effective way to achieve this. Instead, you can increase humidity levels by using a humidifier or by placing a tray of water and pebbles near your plant. The water will evaporate and increase the humidity around your plant.
🐮 Fertilizer: Monstera Albo should be fertilized once a month during the growing season with a balanced fertilizer. This will help ensure that your plant has the nutrients it needs to thrive.
☀️ Light: Monstera Albo needs bright, indirect sunlight to grow well and keep their variegation. The white areas of the leaf lack the chlorophyll needed to convert light to energy so your plant will require more light to overcome this shortfall. However, it's important to be mindful of its placement. Keep your plant out of direct sunlight as the variegated areas of the leaf are extremely sensitive to sunburn.
🌱 Propagation: Monstera Albo can be propagated by stem cuttings. Make sure the cutting has at least one node and place it in a jar of water or in moist soil until roots form. Once roots have formed, the cutting can be planted in a pot with well-draining soil.
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