Monstera Albo Borsigiana for sale
Monstera borsigiana is a sub-specie of the famous plant monster deliciosa. It is smaller in size and has a rapid growth rate as compared to the Deliciosa. The dark-green hearts shaped leaves grow to get holes turning into typical Monstera perforations on maturity.
Monstera Albo borsigiana or Monstera borsigiana Albo variegata is a variegated form of Monstera borsigiana. Many people love its lovely green leaves with nearly white variegations that may include marbling, streaks, and larger blocks, including half-moon.
Learn more Monstera albo borsigiana care and growing needs, including light, humidity, temperature, best soil, feeding, etc. There is also something on propagation. But we will start with Monstera borsigiana vs. deliciosa.
Later, we will discuss finding Monstera Albo Borsigiana for sale and picking the proper cutting. Since they are closely related and resemble each other, we also give you something on the variegated Monstera Albo borsigiana vs. Thai constellation. It should help you quickly distinguish the two.
Monstera borsigiana vs. deliciosa
- Scientific name: Monstera deliciosa var. borsigiana albo variegata
- Species: Monstera deliciosa
- Genus: Monstera
- Family: Araceae (arum family)
Monstera borsigiana, officially Monstera deliciosa var. borsigiana, is one of the varieties of Monstera deliciosa, the so-called Swiss cheese plant, Windowleaf or split-leaf philodendron. But Swiss cheese may also refer to Monstera adansonii or Monstera obliqua.
Some people call it Mexican breadfruit, monster fruit, or fruit salad plant due to its edible fruits. Here is a Monstera borsigiana vs. deliciosa to help you differentiate these two plants.
|Feature||Monstera borsigiana||M. deliciosa|
|Geniculum (knee-like bend where leaf base meets petiole)||If you look at it, it appears smooth||It has wavy edges or a crispate (wrinkled) margin|
|Growing habits||It grows more like a vining plant such a pothos. You will often find it sold with a moss pole or stake.||It is a bit stout and spreads or sprawls over a larger area. However, in the wild, it does grow very long.|
|Leaf appearance and size||Leaves have fewer splits/fenestrations, thicker pinnate with even separation or splits. Also, they are smaller, about 1.5 feet.||More splits/fenestrated leaves, i.e., you will see more splits and holes, and the splits are not even. Also, the leaves are more prominent, up to 3 feet in size.|
|Stems||It has thinner stems with longer internodes, and leaves are far from each other.||The stems are thicker, and leaves are close to each other, i.e., shorter internodes.|
|Growth rate||Under ideal conditions, it will grow faster||Deliciosa grows slower if both plants are in ideal conditions.|
Monstera borsigiana albo appearance
Monstera borsigiana albo variegata is a variegated from of Monstera borsigiana. It occurs via rare natural chimeric mutation that makes some cells unable to produce chlorophyll in one out of about 100,000 plants.