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Your Guide to the Best Types of Monstera Plants: Exploring 10 Stunning Species

by Nusa Plant 02 May 2023 0 Comments
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Monstera plants have taken the world of indoor plants by storm, and it's not hard to see why. With their striking, fenestrated leaves and tropical vibes, Monsteras make a stunning addition to any indoor jungle. In this article, we'll explore 10 amazing Monstera species that you should consider adding to your collection. 

Monstera Deliciosa: The Iconic Split-Leaf Philodendron

Monstera deliciosa and Monstera aurea variegata marmorata are the iconic split-leaf philodendrons that started the Monstera craze. These plants feature large, fenestrated leaves that create a dramatic, tropical look.

Unique features: The large, split leaves of Monstera deliciosa make it an instantly recognizable and iconic houseplant.

Monstera Adansonii: The Swiss Cheese Plant

Monstera adansonii, Monstera adansonii regular form, and Monstera adansonii indo variegata are known as Swiss cheese plants due to their distinctive, hole-filled leaves.

Unique features: The charming, hole-filled leaves of Monstera adansonii give it its nickname, the Swiss cheese plant.

Monstera Siltepecana: The Silver Monstera

Monstera siltepecana is a unique species with silver-toned leaves that develop fenestrations as they mature.

Unique features: The silver-toned leaves of Monstera siltepecana make it a standout among Monstera species.

Monstera Lechleriana: The Long-Lobed Monstera

Monstera lechleriana features elongated, deeply lobed leaves that give it a distinctive appearance.

Unique features: The elongated, deeply lobed leaves of Monstera lechleriana create a visually striking effect in any plant collection.

Monstera Thai Constellation: The Stunning Variegated Monstera

Monstera thai constellation is a highly sought-after variegated variety featuring white or yellow marbling on its leaves.

Unique features: The striking variegation pattern of Monstera thai constellation makes it a highly sought-after plant among collectors.

Monstera Obliqua Peru: The Rare, Delicate Monstera

Monstera obliqua peru is a rare species with thin, delicate leaves and intricate fenestrations.

Unique features: The delicate, intricately fenestrated leaves of Monstera obliqua 

peru make it a rare and highly sought-after plant among collectors.

Monstera Standleyana Variegata: The Variegated Cobra Plant

Monstera standleyana variegata is known as the cobra plant because of its long, slender leaves that resemble a snake. This variegated variety adds an extra touch of beauty to this already stunning species.

Unique features: The long, slender leaves of Monstera standleyana variegata resemble a snake, earning it the nickname cobra plant.

Monstera Sp. Peru: The Mysterious, Textured Monstera

Monstera karstenianum and Monstera karstenianum variegata are commonly known as Monstera sp. Peru. They feature dark green, textured leaves that give this species a mysterious, exotic look.

Unique features: The dark green, textured leaves of Monstera sp. Peru make it a visually intriguing addition to any plant collection.

Monstera Sp. Burle Marx Flame: The Unusual Monstera

Monstera dilacerata, also known as Monstera sp. Burle Marx Flame, features elongated, wavy-edged leaves that give it an unusual and eye-catching appearance.

Unique features: The elongated, wavy-edged leaves of Monstera sp. Burle Marx Flame make it a unique and visually appealing species among Monsteras.


With so many stunning Monstera species available, there's no shortage of options for anyone looking to add a touch of the tropics to their indoor plant collection. From the iconic Monstera deliciosa to the rare Monstera obliqua peru, these plants offer a wide range of shapes, sizes, and unique features that make them a must-have for any plant enthusiast.

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