Rare and unusual plants have always been a fascination for plant collectors. The good news is that now, some of these unique beauties are more accessible in terms of both price and availability. While they might not be as budget-friendly as a common Spider Plant, they're certainly more within reach compared to years past. One such treasure that captures the hearts of passionate collectors is the Monstera Thai Constellation.
So, what sets the Thai Constellation apart from its cousin, the Variegated Monstera Albo? Let's break it down:
Unique Colour Pattern and Price
The Thai Constellation boasts an exceptionally rare and hard-to-replicate colour pattern, making it more expensive. Its slow growth rate means it takes longer to propagate from a mature plant. In contrast, Variegated Monstera Albo cuttings and plants are readily available, and they grow rapidly once established.
One of the most significant differences is in the foliage:
Variegated Monstera Albo: This plant's variegation is primarily white, with unpredictable patterns. Waiting for a new leaf to unfurl can be an exercise in patience, as it may be half-moon, completely white, green, or adorned with speckled spots. Balancing green and white leaves can be a challenge, but too few green leaves can lead to issues due to insufficient chlorophyll. The Albo's leaves are elongated, with nodes spaced approximately 15cm apart, making it a climber that grows upward.
Thai Constellation: This plant offers more stable variegation with yellow against a green background, in the form of stripes or spots. The leaves strike a harmonious balance between green and yellow, sometimes evolving into cream or deeper yellow hues, adding character. Thai Constellations generally have larger leaves, some exceeding a meter in length. Shorter internodes give it a bushier appearance, and pruning can help manage its size and even produce new plant babies.
Shop for a Monstera Thai Constellation with House of Kojo
If you're eager to add these captivating plants to your collection, House of Kojo has both Variegated Monstera Albo as established, larger plants, and Thai Constellation.
If you have questions or want to handpick your own plants, don't hesitate to reach out to us via email. Our team is here to help you find your perfect botanical companion.