Monstera Thai Constellation (Monstera deliciosa Thai Constellation)

Monstera Thai Constellation Plant Features

 Monstera Thai Constellation is one of the most eye-catching houseplants around thanks to its large (they can grow more than 3 feet long!) variegated leaves. Its slow growth (its creamy-white variegation makes it a slower grower because the leaves have less chlorophyll) has made it hard to find (and thus very expensive) in the past. 

 As a young plant, Thai Constellation Monstera is a statement plant for bright desks and tabletops. As it grows, each leaf should get progressively larger (and more fenestrated, meaning it has more slits and windows) until it's floor-plant-size. If you give it good care, Thai Constellation can grow more than 6 feet tall and wide indoors over time. 

Thai Constellation is distinct from a couple of other variegated Monstera in that its variegation is stable. Monstera deliciosa Albo-Variegata has leaves marked with white, but it is notoriously unstable, often producing shoots that lose variegation entirely or have no chlorophyll. Monstera deliciosa Aurea-Variegata is similar, but with golden-yellow variegation.  

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Monstera Thai Constellation Growing Instructions

Monstera Thai Constellation Light Needs

Thai Constellation, like most Monstera varieties, wants bright light -- as much light as it can get indoors to be happy. If you're uncertain about the light levels in a particular spot, start by checking to see if the plant casts a medium or strong shadow throughout the day.
Thai Constellation thrives in bright light, it can tolerate in lower light conditions. Without bright light, though, it will grow more slowly and may be more susceptible to watering issues.
Tip: Thai Constellation does not require sunlight to thrive. It grows well under both natural or artificial light sources. Indoors through a window, this variegated houseplant can typically tolerate some direct sun, especially in the morning hours, when acclimated. If it's not acclimated, however, it may experience some sunburn at first.

Thai Constellation Water Needs 

As is the case with a lot of other climbing plants in the Aroid family (like Epipremnum, Philodendron, and Rhaphidophora), Thai Constellation is sensitive to overwatering. If you're watering traditionally, ensure the top half or so of the potting mix dries to the touch before you water it. The leaves may turn yellow and drop prematurely if it dries out too much or is overwatered.
If you're using the Wick & Grow self-watering system, though, you don't need to worry about overwatering as long as you make sure water never touches the bottom of the pot and you don't water from the top. (All of the water should be delivered from the wick.) The potting mix will stay only as moist as Thai Constellation wants.


Thai Constellation Humidity Needs

Thanks to its thick leaves, this Monstera can grow in average humidity levels. That said, it comes from humid, subtropical areas and prefers above-average relative humidity levels. For best results, keep relative humidity above 40 percent or so. Boost relative humidity levels for your plant by grouping it with other houseplants or growing it in a large terrarium or display case. 


Fertilizing Thai Constellation

Want your Monstera to grow as big and beautiful as possible? Fertilize in spring and summer with a fertilizer formulated for use on houseplants. Follow the directions on the product packaging. Never apply more fertilizer than the instructions recommend as over-fertilization can damage or even kill a houseplant. 



Thai Constellation shouldn't require pruning, except to remove any old or damaged leaves. If it gets too large, you can prune your Thai Constellation (and use the pruned-off growth as a cutting to start a new plant).

Note: This plant may have some natural degree of toxicity and may cause discomfort or illness if ingested. Additionally, exposure to the sap of this plant may cause discomfort to individuals with a sensitivity to it upon contact. Grown for ornamental purposes and not intended for human or animal consumption.


  • Water

    Medium water needs

  • Light

    Indoors: High light

  • Colors


  • Special Features

    Colorful foliage

    Purifies the air

    Super-easy to grow

Complement your Monstera Thai Constellation

Monstera deliciosa
What better way to highlight Thai Constellation's variegated foliage than pairing it with the regular species!

Monstera Esquelto
Esqueleto is another large-leaf Monstera that likes similar growing conditions and has eye-catching fenestrations.