Monstera Aurea: Guide To A Variegated Monstera

In addition to some quite stunning yellow variegations, the Monstera Aurea Variegata has the same lovely leaves as the other Monsteras that are not variegated.

This species needs little special care despite looking different from other Monstera types.

To learn more and help your green and gold beauty flourish, continue reading.

Botanical NameMonstera Deliciosa
Other namesMonstera Aurea
Plant TypeHouseplant
OriginCosta Rica
LightIndirect sunlight
WaterOnce or twice a week
SoilOrganic soil
Temperature65-85℉
ToxicPets/mildly toxic

About Monstera Aurea Variegata

Monstera yellow leaf mutant, also known as Monstera Deliciosa Aurea Variegata, Monstera Borsigiana Aurea, or Variegated Monstera, is a very recent and unusual mutant plant that is incredibly precious.

Similar to the Monstera Borsigiana Variegata Albo brothers, the plant line has mutant streaks of color reaching over more than half of the leaves.

However, this plant’s features yellow dots instead of the white markings found on Monstera Albo.

They are not for novice collectors; they are typically white and extremely variegated.

The attractive tri- or quadricoloration with a lot of white is usually seen in these plants. You might need to be a Monstera genius to grow this one.

Monstera Aurea Care 

How to care for Monstera Aurea variegata?

Perplexing! Why are there so few planting and care instructions for rare species of Monstera like Monstera Aurea?

Many people adore this tree because of its breathtaking beauty. Therefore, let me assist you if you intend to develop and take care of variegated Monstera plants.

Light

Indirect sunlight is ideal for the plant, as it is for most other plants with solid green foliage.

The sun’s strong and direct rays will have an impact on the plant’s growth. The plant’s leaves can burn if they are kept in direct sunlight for an extended period of time.

Similarly to this, planting the plant in total shadow or in locations with little sunshine might also harm it. Monstera Aurea plants grow very slowly or not at all when put in inadequate sunshine.

The plant should be positioned in front of a North West or South West window for maximum indirect light. As an alternative, the Monstera can be grown under artificial grow lights.

Water

Monstera Aurea in the hanging basket needs simple water

Simple watering is all that Monstera Aurea needs. The season has a major impact on the watering schedule. In the summer, this plant only needs watering once or twice a week. Weekly plant watering is required in the winter.

The easiest way to determine the plants’ watering needs is to keep an eye on the soil. When the soil looks to be approximately 2-3 knuckles dry, water the plant liberally. Make sure to water evenly, paying special attention to the roots.

Be careful not to water the plant excessively or insufficiently. Dry leaf tips might result from insufficient irrigation, whereas root rot can be brought on by over-watering.

Add water until you notice it dripping from the drainage holes if you’re growing Monstera Aurea in a container.

Never leave the plant in a dish with standing water or damp soil. According to expert observations, warm water with less chlorine should be utilized. That is, you should wait 24 hours before watering if you want to utilize tap water for irrigation.

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Soil

Tropical regions, which are renowned for having a lot of rain throughout the year, are where this Aurea plant was first found. These tropical plants grow well in the majority of nutrient-rich, wet, and organic soils.

You should utilize loose soil that is aerated and well-drained. Use a high-quality potting mix with peat moss, orchid bark, and perlite for the best results.

It is simple for this Monstera plant to rot if the soil used to grow it does not offer adequate drainage and ventilation.

Because Monstera Borsigiana Aurea plants prefer slightly acidic soil over alkaline soil (5 to 7.5). As a result, compared to other tree species, Borsigiana Aurea has a higher risk of developing root rot.

Make sure the pot has drainage holes so that the potting soil doesn’t get flooded with excess water. Soils that are too muddy or sandy should not be used as a potting mix.

Fertilizer

The development of your plant may be improved and sustained with appropriate and routine fertilizer. Use a balanced liquid-based or granular fertilizer for your Monstera Aurea.

Depending on the product, the frequency of application may vary. We advise that, before using, you carefully read and adhere to the label’s instructions.

Humidity

This species favors environments with high relative humidity. To raise the humidity in the plant’s environment, put a pebble water tray beneath the pot or scatter humidifiers all around.

Additionally, you may spray the plants, as an alternative. You may consolidate all of your indoor plants in one space to distribute humidity equally.

Temperature

Borsigiana Aurea plant dislikes high temperatures because it is a tropical species. The optimal temperature range for the plant is between 15 and 25 degrees Celsius (about 65 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit); however, it can endure a broad range of temperatures.

Summer and spring are the best seasons for the Borsigiana Aurea tree. Winter, however, is not. Freezing temperatures and frosts have a negative impact on the plant. It is therefore advisable to bring the plant indoors during the winter.

Additionally, because they can control the temperature, keep Monstera Borsigiana Aurea plants away from open windows and heating and cooling units. These abrupt temperature swings may negatively impact the health of the plant.

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How to Propagate Monstera Aurea variegata?

Stem cuttings buried in the ground for Monstera Aurea propagation

The Monstera Aurea is a low-maintenance plant that requires very little to grow and thrive. We here give you instructions on how to propagate your plant.

For those just starting, we advise stem cuttings buried in the ground for propagation. The following is a list of everything you will need to spread your plant:

In-Soil Stem Cuttings

These are the cuttings procedures for growing plants by means of soil:

  • Fill a deep-drilled container with your organic soil. For the water to drain through it, wet it completely.
  • Choose a  healthy node with at least two nodes. Please be careful to cut below the node so that the node is included. At least two leaves along the stem are required on each cutting.
  • Spritz the stem’s base with your rooting hormone.
  • Dribble a hole in your potting soil and firmly place your cutting inside. As soon as your cutting starts to stand straight, make sure the soil retains it firmly.
  • Mist the plant.
  • Position the container in an area with good indirect lighting.

Cutting Stems in the Water

The methods below should be followed to spread this type of yellow-variegated Monstera using the water propagation method:

  • Choosing and cutting a healthy stem with at least two nodes using a fresh pair of scissors. Don’t forget to cut below the node. At least three leaves along the stem should be present on each cutting.
  • Insert the cutting into a pristine glass jar.
  • Position the plant where it can get bright, indirect light.
  • Every 3-5 days, change the water.

Monstera Aurea Common Problems

Root decay 

The first sign that all gardeners can recognize when Monstera Aurea’s root rot: is the slow expansion, fading leaves, wilting foliage, spongy stems, leaves with black specks, and the noxious smell coming from the roots. Rooting can occur when your plants get too much water or are underwater. 

Don’t panic, because you can reach the solutions just by following some tips:

  • Use harsh chemicals like fertilizers and insecticides.
  • Use sterile scissors and cut off any rotten stems.
  • To get rid of germs, submerge healthy roots in a solution of water and hydrogen peroxide.
  • Replace the dirt in the plant’s container.
  • Refrain from under-watering or overwatering.

Yellow and brown leaves 

Monstera Aurea yellow leaves

Pest invasions, heat shock, over-fertilization, unusual weather, or direct sunlight exposure – each one of them may be a disease-causing agent. Are they all Monstera Aurea diseases, though?

Nonetheless, don’t worry, there are always some useful tips to recover your Monstera:

  • To combat infestations, use insecticides and separate healthy from infected plants.
  • Carefully repot the plant and set it in a shady area.
  • Don’t fertilize for a time if the soil is not affected. Repot the plant if it is injured to give it a new start.
  • Put the plant in a room with the appropriate humidity and a warm climate.
  • Put the plant in a shady area.

FAQs

Is Monstera Aurea a rare plant?

Yes, it is. It might be challenging to find Monstera Aurea online as it is still very uncommon. (You won’t find them at garden centres, just so you know.) That’s the reason why this plant is always on the Monstera Thai Constellation wish list of plant lovers.

How much is a Monstera Aurea?

As of the current time, depending on the amount and maturity of the plant, you’re looking at $250 to $3,000. For a cutting, you should be prepared to pay at least $250, and up to several thousand dollars for a robust, well-established plant with plenty of leaves.

What does Aurea mean in plants?

The word “golden” in the species name, Aurea, refers to both the burnished golden-brown of the blooms and the yellow color of the developing blossoms.

Kelly Lawrence

Kelly Lawrence

I’m Kelly Lawrence, two years after graduating with a Journalism major, I had the opportunity to apply my experiences to become the founder and executive content writer of this gardening blog.