Please read: We do not announce release dates for batches of plants as it is impossible to predict.
Coveted by thirsty plant aficionados the world over, these special variegated Monstera deliciosa specimens are a striking stand out investment piece for your interior space or secure sheltered courtyard in warmer parts of NZ.
Ideal for Intermediate plant keepers or beyond.
Light Requirements: Bright Indirect Light is essential to maintain the white variegation on the leaves but white sections are easily scorched by the harsh sun.
Moisture & Soil Requirements: Prefers evenly moist soil with good drainage in warm seasons - never soggy soil. Water when the first few centimetres of soil are dry. Prefers to be kept a little drier through winter.
Growth & Nutrients: Grows up trees in the wild by growing in vine-like growth with aerial roots. Ideally, grow your Monstera up a support pole to mimic a tree. Grows large but the growth tip segment can be cut and re-potted to suit your available space. Suits medium-large apartments or homes. Feed with a general-purpose fertiliser for containers from the start of spring each year to autumn when growth slows down and allow your plant to rest over winter.
Temperature, Humidity & Ambient requirements: Prefers warm, humid environments inside but can deal with most home environments.
Toxicity: Moderately toxic. Don't let anyone or anything eat it.
Plant Size Guide
The plant in the photos is an example and an approximate guide only however we try to show small examples so you get a pleasant surprise. Sizes, flowering state and colours change throughout the seasons and variation will occur.
Plant Heights - because the plant's foliage must fit inside our Plant Cartons, the actual height of a plant's central trunk (meristem) will be shorter than the box it fits in.
Small Plants - 14cm wide nursery pot - 1 Litre volume - Plants fit in a 50cm tall box.
Medium Plants - 17cm wide pots either 2L hanging pot or 2.5L nursery pot - Plants fit in a 75cm tall box.
Large Plants - 25cm wide pot, 10L volume. Plants fit in a 100cm tall box.
XL Plants - Plants over 100cm tall in pot sizes specified, 25cm/10L or greater and are hand delivered within Auckland/Northland only.
Plant courier orders are processed Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday.
North Island orders are targeted overnight delivery, South Island orders are sent on a 2-day target but these are not a guaranteed delivery timeframe.
Add 1 extra day after a public holiday as well as for rural addresses or remote towns.
Monday - We send orders placed on previous Wednesday, Thursday & Friday.
Tuesday - We send Weekend orders from previous Saturday & Sunday.
Wednesday - We send orders placed from Monday & Tuesday.
XL Plants are delivered only within urban Auckland & Whangarei and this service is for non-urgent orders. This excludes satellite destinations such as Beachlands, Pukekohe, Piha, Helensville etc and Whangarei Heads. We may deliver at any time Sunday, Monday, Wednesday or Thursday in Auckland and you need to have a sheltered accessible position for us to deliver to.
Plants in Transit
Each Small, Medium & Large plant is individually contained within its own protective cardboard Plant Carton which may be joined to other cartons in your order.
Plants typically take just a day or two to arrive, however they are usually fine in their cartons for 1-2 weeks, and many can go longer, so a few extra days are not usually cause for concern.
Whether it takes 1 or 7 days, let your plant recover from its journey by placing in gentle light and adding a little water and it will be back to its best within a couple of days. Let us know if there are any major issues via the contact page.