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Monstera Albo:monstera albo borsigiana

variegated string of hearts.Known as the Swiss Cheese plant, Monstera Albo has made an appearance in several movies such as The Green Mile and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. It’s no surprise that its unique look makes it quite an attention-grabber. When people see these plants they often ask what they are, and when you tell them, they usually can’t believe how pretty they are.monstera albo borsigiana

monstera albo borsigiana
The Monstera, also called Swiss Cheese Plant, is a genus of tropical leaf climbing vine, native to Central America and Mexico. The plant is widely grown as an ornamental for its large leaves which have variegated patterns and markings. Each leaf can reach up to 1 metre in diameter. Monsteras are summer-growing vines and cannot tolerate frost or freezing temperatures. They grow best in subtropical climates with high humidity and warm summers. They need to be protected from cold winter winds and should not be planted outdoors until all danger of frost has passed. In temperate regions they must be grown under glass with heat. In cooler areas they may require some protection in winter, such as being brought into a greenhouse or conservatory and kept just above freezing point (USDA Zone 9). If kept outside during winter it must be placed where it will receive sufficient light to prevent it from losing its leaves; otherwise it will lose them, stop growing and may eventually die. A minimum temperature of 4 °C (39 °F) is required for healthy growth.variegated string of hearts

Monstera deliciosa
This plant has a number of common names. It is known as split-leaf philodendron because it can be grown as a houseplant. Its leaves are usually 12 inches (30.5 cm) long, but in healthy plants they grow larger and can reach up to 1 foot (30 cm). Some more common names for Monstera deliciosa include split-leaf philodendron, golden heart, pacman plant, ribbon plant, Swiss cheese plant and zebra plant. The name monstera comes from its resemblance to some species of monsteras native to Mexico. The specific epithet deliciosa means delicious or pleasing, referring to its edible fruit. In Spanish, it is called Taro de leche, which translates into Milk Tree. In German, it is called Schneeglöckchen which translates into Snowbell. In France, it is called Arbre à pain which translates into Bread tree. In Italy, it is called Polpo Gigante which translates into Giant octopus. In Brazil, it is called Flor de Pau-d’Arco which translates into Arrowroot flower. In South Africa, it is called Waterblommetjiebos which translates into Little water flower bush.monstera albo borsigiana

watering of monstera plants
Watering Monsteras can be tricky because, unlike most other houseplants, they are not drought tolerant. You need to keep them regularly moist without overwatering. The best way to do so is to use a watering can and submerge each plant’s soil completely until water drains out of holes in pot. Then allow all excess water to drain before removing it from its saucer. If you must use a spray bottle or an automatic watering system, leave plants’ soil thoroughly dry between weekly showers. Allow 2-3 inches (5-7.5 cm) of space around each plant for good air circulation. Make sure that your container has drainage holes in its bottom; if there aren’t any, drill some using a power drill fitted with a 1/8-inch (3 mm) bit. Keep your Monsteras away from heating vents and drafts, which could dry out their foliage quickly. Also avoid direct sunlight, as too much sun exposure can burn leaves. Most importantly, don’t let your Monsteras get too cold. They should never freeze! Maintain daytime temperatures above 55 degrees F (13 C), and nighttime temperatures above 50 degrees F (10 C).monstera albo borsigiana

storage and shipping
Handling and Shipping- Plant Material: Do not wet material. Only clean with a slightly dampened cloth to remove dust and dirt. Store on a level surface in moist peat moss or perlite at 65-80 degrees F with 50% relative humidity. When shipping plants by air, be sure to pack them in a sturdy box filled with damp sphagnum moss, then wrap securely in foam for protection during travel. Keep plants warm (65-75 degrees F) while traveling and use caution when handling so as not to damage leaves. Plants should arrive ready to pot up into your final container. If they are to be shipped internationally, they must have phytosanitary certificates. For more information visit https://exoticplantscircle.comMonstera deliciosa ‘Albo Variegata’ is an impressive, spreading, easy-to-grow, evergreen and generally low maintenance perennial plant. This cultivar produces attractive variegated leaves marbled with white colouring. This houseplant lives happily in full or partial shade. However, it will grow faster in bright light. monstera albo borsigiana

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