Shop Monstera Karstenianum – SP. Peru Variegated


Based on our opinion that is one of the nice searching variegated plants, as the brilliant yellow variegation’s comparison will become sharper because it grows mature, in reality beautiful.

  • Common name: Monstera karstenianum ‘Peru Variegated’
  • Scientific name: Monstera karstenianum ‘Variegated’
  • Type: Epiphyte
  • Height: 15-20cm
  • Width:10-25cm
  • Leaves: 2-3 leaves
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Shop Monstera Karstenianum – SP. Peru Variegated

Scientific name Monstera sp Peru or Monstera karstenianum
Family Arum family, Araceae (aroids)
Common names Philodendron Karstenianum, Epipremnum Marble Planet, Green Galaxy Monstera
Native habitat Probably Peru and Venezuela
Type Evergreen climbing hemiepiphytes
Size  20 feet (6m) in native habitat, 4 to 6 feet inside your home
Leaves Thick, leathery, oval to elliptical, puckered or bullate, glossy leaves deep green and light green variegation.
Stems Vine-like greenish stems
Light requirement Medium to bright, indirect light
USDA hardiness zone 11b to 12
Temperature 65°F to 80°F (18 to 27 ºC), cannot withstand freezing temperatures and it is not frost-hardy
Humidity 50%+ or above average but can tolerate slightly lower to average relative humidity
Growth rate Medium
Soil Well-drained, slightly acidic to neutral, organic-rich soils or potting mix
Watering Medium, letting a few top 2 to 3 inches dry before watering again
Propagation Stem cutting
Toxicity Toxic to humans and pets
Care level Low or easy

SP Peru Appearance and Description  – Monstera Karstenianum

We guess you are curious, and you want to know how Monstera karstenianum plants look like, i.e., their leaves, stems, and growing habits.

1. Growing habits

Monstera Peru is a tropical, evergreen climbing hemiepiphyte. It grows both on hosts as an epiphyte and as a terrestrial plant on the ground.

In its natural jungle rainforest habitat, this flowering plant grows as an understory plant (horizontally) or climbing trees. It has long, vine-like stems that resemble those of pothos.

One thing that distinguishes it from other Monsteras is the lack of adult fenestrated leaves i.e., its leaves remain the same or slightly larger.

Finally, Monstera Peru has a medium growth rate. And this growth rate is greatly influenced by light, a place to climb, light, soil, and other growing conditions.

2. Size

Monstera Peru can grow up to 20 feet (6m) long or more in its natural habit. Inside your house, expect this plant to grow up to 4 to 6 feet. However, if given a climbing place and ideal growing conditions, it may have vines longer than 6 feet.

Lastly, when compared to Monstera deliciosa, it is unlikely to take over your home as deliciosa does. Instead, it will resemble a smaller philodendron or pothos variety.

3. Leaves

Monstera Peru has oval to slightly elongated leaves. These leaves are heavily textured (puckered or bullate), glossy and deep green with medium to light green variegations or markings. Usually, they are dark green near their veins and medium to light green flecks or highlights on the surface, especially in the puckered areas.

How do they feel? They are rigid (stiff), flat, thick with a leathery texture. The ripple and corrugated surface appearance somewhat look like some Peperomia caperata or emerald ripple peperomia. However, the colorations are different.

That is not all. The leaves are not heart-shaped with a silvery sheen like the Monstera siltepecana. But they more puckered than Monstera pinnatipartita and slightly shorter.

Unlike what you would expect of a Monstera, mature Monstera Peru leaves are not fenestrated (perforated) and they don’t split, making this plant unique.

How big are the leaves? The Monstera karstenianum leaves are about 2 to 4 inches. But they may grow slightly larger if provided with a place to climb and ideal growing conditions.

Finally, the leaves have relatively shorter greenish grooved petioles.

4. Stems

Monstera karstenianum has vine-like green stems resembling some pothos or philodendrons. Also, they have aerial roots for anchoring to the host when climbing.

Usually, leaves are about 2 inches apart. But when not given a place to climb, leaves then to be further apart and fewer.

Where to grow Monstera Peru – Monstera Karstenianum

Monstera karstenianum makes good pot or hanging basket houseplants. Outdoors, you can grow them as a ground cover or let them wrap around trees or climb walls, wood fences, and so on.

We recommend having a climbing trellis, burlap-wrapped pole, and a moss pole for optimum growth and more leaves. However, some people love letting them cascade downward or horizontally on a mantle, tabletop, shelf, or desk.

When not given a place to climb, expect them to be leggy, have fewer sparsed leaves. Additionally, improper care and growing conditions will cause the same issue.

Monstera Peru care and growth requirement

These plants are easy to care for or low maintenance garden and houseplants. Beginner collectors, people without pets or children, will find them a perfect pick.

They can tolerate slightly below average humidity, require medium watering and indirect light. The rest of the care needs and growing conditions are much or less like other Monsteras.



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