About Thai constellation
Thai constellation Monstera is a slow-growing, rare plant. It appears similar to its parent plant, Monstera Deliciosa, with classic Monstera leaves, but the Thai constellation’s leaves are variegated. The Thai constellation plant has cream or off-white splatters on its large green leaves. People compare the splotches to looking like a starry night sky, which is how the plant got its name, constellation. The light splatters on the leaves are a mutation caused by a lack of chlorophyll.
Thai constellations are commonly used as indoor plants because of their stunning foliage. Although Thai constellation plant care can be complex with their sensitive root systems, the beauty and rarity of this plant is worth it.
The botanical name for the Thai constellation is Monstera Deliciosa Thai Constellation. It is part of the Araceae family, which contains close to 50 species of Monstera.
Thai constellations are epiphytes or air plants. Epiphytes are aroid plants that grow on top of other plants. Being epiphytes, Thai constellations have sensitive, aerial roots that belong to the Araceae family. Epiphytes are commonly found in tropical climates and rely on nutrients from the air, rain, and debris as they climb trees for support.
his variegated Monstera Deliciosa was first developed in a laboratory in Thailand, where the "Thai" part of its name comes from. Most plant origins can be traced to many locations in the wild, but the Thai constellation is a lab-made plant. Because of this, the plant is rare, expensive, and difficult to find.
Thai constellation plants are variegated plants, so they are colorful. While other plant variegation patterns are more uniform, the Thai constellation’s dark green leaves with splashes of creamy and yellow coloration are random and unpredictable.
Their giant and glossy leaves are heart-shaped with holes in them, which is why Monsteras also have the nickname ‘Swiss cheese plant.’ Thai constellations have short nodes, which give them a bushy appearance despite technically being a vine.
Types Of Thai Constellation Plants
There are many different Monstera varieties with their own variations in size and colors. Popular types of variegated Monsteras include:
Thai Constellation Styling
Since Thai constellation plants can grow quite large, place them in a location where they'll have plenty of room to grow. A moss pole or a stake can be beneficial in helping your Thai constellation climb, which is its natural tendency as a Monstera. Putting the plant in a corner window with filtered light will keep the plant happy and add lush, tropical greenery to any space.