White Monstera

$250.00

Many plants with white variegation tend to be more delicate than their green counterparts, and the variegated Monstera Deliciosa Albo Variegata is no exception. They produce less chlorophyll, and as such photosynthesize a great deal less. Growing them is not only slow but also requires a certain level of skill.

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White Monstera

White Monstera are beautiful plants already, and variegated specimens even more so. Unfortunately, they tend to be rare and expensive.

Variegated Monstera plants are expensive due to its rarity. The marbled or a half-moon appearance is caused by a mutation in the plant’s chlorophyll formation. Depending on the size and variegation pattern of a Monstera, their price can range from $100 to a few thousand dollars USD. 

Variegated Monstera: Why Are They So Expensive?

Why is Variegated Monstera so expensive?

Monsteras are beautiful plants already, and variegated specimens even more so. Unfortunately, they tend to be rare and expensive.

Variegated Monstera plants are expensive due to its rarity. The marbled or a half-moon appearance is caused by a mutation in the plant’s chlorophyll formation. Depending on the size and variegation pattern of a Monstera, their price can range from $100 to a few thousand dollars USD. 

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Variegation refers to the naturally-formed lighter patches on a plant’s leaves. These light patches may be light green, yellowish, or even white, depending on the plant species. 

The leaves’ lack of chlorophyll is actually stressful for the Swiss Cheese plant because the leaves don’t have as much surface area to photosynthesize. For this reason, variegated Monsteras tend to grow much slower than their non-variegated counterparts.

There are two main kinds of variegation found in Monsteras: marbling and sectoral.

Marbled leaves have patches of light and dark distributed fairly evenly across the surface. Sectoral variegation is when there are large patches of white on the leaf. A leaf can have both marbling and sectoral variegation at the same time.

Why are Variegated Monstera so Expensive?

Variegated Monsteras are so expensive because of their rarity and popularity. The lack of chlorophyll in the leaves means it needs more light and grows slower. Slower growth means slower propagation and fewer new plants. 

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