15 Stunning Monstera Varieties to Add to Your Houseplant Collection

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Monstera plants have taken the houseplant world by storm, captivating plant enthusiasts with their striking foliage and unique growth patterns. If you’re like me, you can’t resist the allure of these stunning plants.

In this article, we will explore 15 amazing Monstera varieties that will add beauty and intrigue to your indoor jungle. From the widely available to the rare and coveted, there’s a Monstera for every plant lover.

1. Monstera deliciosa

Native to parts of Mexico and Central America, Monstera deliciosa is one of the most popular and widely recognized Monstera varieties. Its large, glossy leaves and iconic fenestrations make it a favorite among plant enthusiasts.

This plant is relatively easy to care for, making it a great choice for beginners. However, it does require ample space to accommodate its mature size.

To ensure your Monstera deliciosa thrives, check out our comprehensive Monstera deliciosa care guide. Keep in mind that the fenestrations may take some time to develop, especially in younger plants.

2. Monstera deliciosa var. borsigiana albo-variegata

For a truly stunning Monstera variety, look no further than the Monstera deliciosa var. borsigiana albo-variegata. This plant features beautiful streaks and patches of white variegation on its leaves, adding a touch of elegance to any plant collection. However, be prepared to pay a premium for this variety, as its high demand drives up prices.

To keep your variegated Monstera looking its best, refer to our variegated Monstera care tips. Variegated plants require special care, so it’s important to follow the right guidelines for their maintenance. If you’re wondering about the differences between deliciosa and borsigiana, our blog post, Monstera deliciosa vs. borsigiana: Here is the Real Truth, provides a definitive answer.

3. Monstera deliciosa ‘Thai Constellation’

Another beautiful variegated Monstera deliciosa variety is the ‘Thai Constellation.’ Known for its creamy yellow variegation, this plant is less common than the albo-variegata but equally mesmerizing.

The leaves of the ‘Thai Constellation’ can grow to an impressive size, making it a statement piece in any room.

4. Monstera adansonii

Sometimes referred to as Monstera friedrichsthalii, Monstera adansonii is a vigorous grower native to Mexico, Central, and South America.

Its unique leaf shape, resembling Swiss cheese, has earned it the nickname “Swiss Cheese Vine.” This plant can be displayed as a hanging basket or trained to climb using a moss pole or other supporting structure.

For detailed care instructions for Monstera adansonii, refer to our Monstera adansonii care and propagation guide.

5. Monstera adansonii variegata

Considered a “unicorn” plant, the Monstera adansonii variegata is a rare and highly sought-after variety. With its unique variegation patterns, this plant commands high prices and can be challenging to find.

6. Monstera obliqua

Dubbed the unicorn of the houseplant world, Monstera obliqua is an extremely rare and elusive plant. It is often mislabeled as Monstera adansonii, so caution is advised when purchasing.

Native to Trinidad, as well as Central and South America, Monstera obliqua is a true collector’s item. Due to its rarity, it can fetch exorbitant prices, sometimes reaching thousands of dollars.

If you’re in search of Monstera obliqua or other hard-to-find aroids, NSE Tropicals is a reputable grower that occasionally stocks this elusive plant.

To help you differentiate between obliqua and adansonii, we’ve compiled a blog post highlighting the 7 key differences between obliqua and adansonii.

7. Monstera siltepecana

Native to southern Mexico and Central America, Monstera siltepecana is a rapidly growing vining plant suitable for both hanging baskets and floor plants with climbing support. Its unique leaves add a touch of elegance to any space.

8. Monstera standleyana

With its origins in Central America and Colombia, Monstera standleyana is a delightful species to cultivate. This non-variegated Monstera can be grown in hanging baskets or trained to climb on totems or other supportive structures.

9. Monstera standleyana ‘Albo Variegata’

For a striking variegated variety, consider Monstera standleyana ‘Albo Variegata.’ Each leaf of this plant is unique, showcasing a beautiful blend of variegation patterns.

10. Monstera sp. Peru

Monstera sp. Peru, also known as Monstera karstenianum, is a fast-growing plant with rigid and quilted leaves. Its unique foliage adds texture and visual interest to any plant collection.

11. Monstera dubia

Monstera dubia stands out from other Monstera varieties due to its unique growth habit. Native to Mexico, Central, and South America, this shingling plant climbs trees, with its leaves pressed flat against the surface of the trunk.

The leaves of juvenile and adult plants undergo remarkable transformations, with adult leaves developing slits and holes.

12. Monstera pinnatipartita

Native to Central and tropical South America, Monstera pinnatipartita is a stunning climbing aroid. As the plant matures, its leaves develop deep divisions, adding visual interest to its lush foliage. Growing this plant with a support structure is recommended.

13. Monstera acuminata

Monstera acuminata, native to Mexico and Central America, closely resembles Monstera adansonii. However, acuminata leaves are generally smaller, although leaf size can vary depending on the plant’s age.

14. Monstera subpinnata

Native to Colombia to Bolivia, Monstera subpinnata features unique palm-like foliage compared to other Monstera species. This climbing variety has highly pinnate leaves and maintains a more manageable size compared to its counterparts.

15. Monstera acacoyaguensis

Native to Mexico and Belize, Monstera acacoyaguensis resembles Monstera adansonii and develops fenestrated leaves as it matures. This variety adds a tropical touch to any indoor space.


And there you have it! Fifteen stunning Monstera varieties to add to your houseplant collection. Each variety offers its own unique charm and beauty, making them a must-have for any plant lover. Share this article with your fellow plant enthusiasts and let us know in the comments below which Monstera varieties are your favorites!

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