Thai Constellation Monstera (Monstera deliciosa Thai Constellation)

Thai Constellation Monstera Plant Features

Monstera Thai Constellation is a big, beautiful variegated plant that's been around for decades, but only recently have growers been able to propagate enough of this plant to make it readily available. 

It sports dark green leaves with natural fenestrations (windows) that develop inside the leaf and slits around its edges. The dark green foliage is splashed with shades of cream and white, making each leaf distinct and different. 

It starts out a small plant perfect for bright desks and tabletops, but over time, can slowly grow into a massive specimen with leaves more than 2 feet across. If given a support, you can grow it like a vine, but you can grow it without a support, too, where it grows more of a full, bushy shape. 

Monstera Thai Constellation is believed to be a naturally occurring mutation, though you may hear people mistakenly say it was created in a lab. This misunderstanding seems to stem from the fact that Thai Constellation is most frequently propagated via tissue culture labs. 

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Thai Constellation Monstera Growing Instructions

Monstera Thai Constellation Light Needs

While Monstera Thai Constellation is a relatively forgiving houseplant, it will grow best for you in plenty of light. So be sure to give yours a bright spot to thrive. That means it should have a moderate to strong shadow for most of the day and is often within 3 feet or so of an unobstructed east or west-facing window that receives a bit of morning or afternoon sun. But don't worry if you don't have sunlight available – you can use grow lights to supplement its needs.


Monstera Thai Constellation Water Needs

It's important to keep your Monstera Thai Constellation adequately hydrated as the white variegation may show browning if the plant dries out too much. Water as the top half or so of the potting mix starts to dry to the touch. Take care not to overwater: If your Thai Constellation stays too wet for too long, the roots will suffocate and die, causing root rot. If you’re not sure whether your Thai Constellation is thirsty, feel for soil moisture with your finger. As is the case with many houseplants, Thai Constellation holds up better to being too dry rather than too wet.
Note: Our Wick & Grow self-watering system makes watering easy as it provides your plant with a small but consistent amount of water. This ensures your Monstera is never too wet or too dry if you use the system properly!


Monstera Thai Constellation Humidity Needs

Your Thai Constellation Monstera will be happiest in above-average relative humidity levels (over 55 percent or so). But it tolerates average humidity levels (40 to 55 percent), especially if it's watered adequately. If the air in your space is particularly dry, you may see browning of the leaf tips and edges, particularly in areas of cream or white variegation. If you’re afraid the air in your space is too dry for your Monstera, try augmenting humidity levels. One way to do this is to grow it clustered near other houseplants (plants release humidity into the air as they grow, so you can create a little humid zone). Or place it near a small humidifier. You can alternatively grow it in a display case or under a cloche or in a plant case.


Fertilizer Needs for Monstera Thai Constellation

Fertilizing your plant isn't necessary, but if you do occasionally fertilize, you may see more growth and larger leaves. If you want to feed your Thai Constellation, spring and summer are the usually the best times (this is because longer days and increased light levels to help power healthy new growth). Any general-purpose houseplant fertilizer should be just fine. Remember, less is always more – avoid over-fertilizing as it can damage the roots.


Pruning Needs

You shouldn't need to prune your Monstera Thai Constellation except to remove any old leaves as they naturally age out.

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

Complement your Thai Constellation Monstera

Albo Pothos
Albo Pothos has similar variegation to Thai Constellation, but smaller leaves. It's also much faster growing, so it can create an interesting effect.

Cobra Monstera
Monstera standleyana Albo-Variegata is a quick-growing cousin that sports oval-shape leaves decorated with cream and white splashes.

Monstera deliciosa
Monstera deliciosa is the traditional (non-variegated) form. It will grow slightly faster, but its dark green leaves make a lovely accent for Thai Constellation's variegation.