Thai Constellation Monstera: A Beautiful and Unique Houseplant

Monsteras are beautiful, unique plants that make great additions to any home. There are many different species of Monstera, but the Thai Constellation Monstera is one of the most popular. This plant is known for its large, dark leaves with intricate patterns that resemble stars in the night sky. If you’re looking for a houseplant that will add beauty and intrigue to your home, then the Thai Constellation Monstera is a great choice!

What does Monsteria Thai constellation look like?

What does Monsteria Thai constellation look like?
Photo from @3petalsflowerfarm

This plant has large, dark green leaves with white or light green star-like patterns. The leaves are often mottled, meaning they have more than one color. Monster Thai Constellation is a climbing plant, so it will need something to support its growth. A trellis or other type of support structure will do the trick.

Sometimes the pattern of the monster is compared to the marble pattern of a stone. It is the pattern, which has a creamy and milky color, that indicates that there is no chlorophyll in those areas of the leaf.

The origin of the monster Thai constellation

This plant is somewhat of a mystery. It is believed to be a natural hybrid of the other two Monstera species and its exact origin began in the laboratory. The plant was first bred in a tissue laboratory in Thailand, from which Monstera got part of its name, “Thai.” But it got its constellation name later, because of its dewy marble pattern, reminiscent of the constellations of stars in the night sky.

What does Monsteria Thai constellation look like?
Photo from @chavrene

In fact, the Monster Thai constellation is a very rare species and is most often seen at flower shows. A more popular species of monster, called delicata grows in the tropics of Central America, in Mexico and Panama. I did not cite the delicacy monster for nothing, as the care of these two monsters is almost the same, only the Thai constellation will require more demanding conditions to grow in home conditions.

Where can I buy a monster Thai constellation?

As I wrote above, Monster Thai Constellation is a very rare variety that is cultivated in the laboratory. It can be found in the rare closed auctions that sometimes take place in online stores. You should always keep track of information from popular flower and plant breeders, greenhouses, and check with horticultural stores.

The last time the Monster Thai Constellation was seen on sale, it cost about $100. But that price can go up every day, because rarity is always more valuable. Some users sell a similar plant online, where the price goes up to $1,000.

Care of Monster Thai Constellation

Lighting

Lighting
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Light is important for Monster Thai Constellation. They like bright, indirect light and will thrive in a spot that gets plenty of morning sun. If your plant gets little light, it will stunt its growth, begin to split its leaves, and the pattern will fade. If too much light is given to the plant, however, it can burn its leaves, causing the monster to wilt and wither. Remember that Monster requires bright sunlight, but not direct sunlight. Take care of a quality filter or diffuser.

It is acceptable to create artificial light for the monster with a flower rearing paw. Such a lamp does not emit heat, so it will not be able to burn the leaves of the plant, and its power is enough to provide the flower with active growth and a beautiful leaf pattern.

Watering

Watering
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When caring for the Thai Constellation Monster, it is important to remember that it should never sit in water. The best way to water the plant is to use a spray bottle or spray it with water once a week. If the leaves start to turn yellow, you may be watering the plant too often. Monstera is an epiphyte, so it has very sensitive respiratory organs, so too much water will be devastating to it. You can check the topsoil for moisture before watering. If it is wet, you do not need to water, if it is dry, it is time to water. Basically stick to 1 watering per week during the spring and summer. In the fall and winter, watering is reduced to once a week and a half.

Watering
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If your plant has started to retain water droplets on the tips of its leaves and the soil has become very dense and heavy, you are pouring too much water. If the plant has slowed down and the leaves are showing signs of wilting, then you are not watering enough.

Soil

Soil
Photo from @plantandcat.mom

Monster Thai Constellation grows best in a well-drained soil mixture. You can make it yourself or buy it at a garden center. The soil must be homogeneous, not wet and damp in any case, in such conditions the monstera will quickly become diseased and die. To increase drainage you can mix perlite and bark. This will help to avoid root rot, as the soil will not be too heavy.

It is important to include organic matter in the soil so that Monster grows properly and is healthy. It is possible to grow the plant not only in a pot, but also on a moss pole, but this process is very complicated and requires a professional approach.

Humidity and temperature

Humidity and temperature
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These points play a big role in the overall health of your Monster Thai Constellation. These plants prefer warm temperatures and high humidity levels, so if you live in a region with cooler weather, you need to take steps to maintain these conditions for your plant. Monster Thai Constellation needs temperatures between 65 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. If the temperature drops or rises, then it can stunt its growth or stop it altogether. If the temperature suddenly rises above 80 degrees Fahrenheit, that immediately start more watering to lessen the heat.

Monster likes about 60% humidity, so you need to water it twice a week. Do not expose the Monster to drafts, put it near a vent, air conditioner, and in the winter near a radiator and heater.

Nicolas Wayne

Gardening and lawn care enthusiast

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