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17 Types of Monstera | Best Monstera Varieties: The Ultimate Guide

Here are the best Types of Monstera that you can include in your houseplant collection for an instant green appeal with the beautiful cut foliage!

If you want a houseplant that offers an eye-catching appearance with fancy foliage, then pick one out from the best Types of Monstera that we have for you in this article!

Check out the best plants with fanciful cut foliage here


Best Monstera Varieties

1. Borsigiana

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Botanical Name: Monstera borsigiana

Borsigiana has a vining growth pattern with long stems. It has smaller leaves than deliciosa, but its growth rate is faster.

Tip: If you find it difficult to differentiate between deliciosa and borsigniana, simply look for the patterns. Delisiosa has a clean pattern, and borsigniana shows apertures arranged in two rows.

2. Swiss Cheese Plant

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Botanical Name: Monstera deliciosa

Deliciosa is the most common variety, and just like other plants in the family, it also offers extraordinary heart-shaped dark green cut foliage.

3. Albo Variegata

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Botanical Name: Monstera deliciosa ‘Albo Variegata’

The sheer beauty of this gorgeous and expensive monstera variety is incomparable! The variegated leaves in bright, pure white shade and green hues look magnificent with fine cuts.

4. Adansonii

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Botanical Name: Monstera adansonii

Also known as the Swiss Cheese plant, this variety is smaller than deliciosa. It has heart-shaped dark green foliage with cuts. Some leaves are round in shape, whereas a few are narrower.

5. Dubia

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Botanical Name: Monstera dubia

This beautiful variety is also known as the ‘Shingle plant.’ It has small heart-shaped leaves patterned in light and dark green veins.

6. Pinnatipartita

Botanical Name: Monstera pinnatipartita

It is a climbing variety that changes dramatically with age. The small leaves have a rough texture with prominent hollow veins.

7. Silver Monstera

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Botanical Name: Monstera siltepecana

This distinctly beautiful plant does not have leaf holes until it fully develops. The lance-shaped young leaves have a beautiful silver hue and dark green veins.

8. Obliqua

Botanical Name: Monstera obliqua

The paper-thin delicate green leaves of this gorgeous variety may have up to 90 percent holes, making it look very quirky!

9. Thai Constellation

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Botanical Name: Monstera deliciosa ‘Thai constellation’

One the prettiest variety with cuts and patterns on white-cream and green foliage. It can achieve a good height, growing up to 4-6 feet tall indoors.

Thai Constellation is also one of the most expensive plants in the world. Find more details here

10. Karstenianum

Botanical Name: Monstera karstenianum

Commonly known as Monstera Peru, it features leathery medium green leaves that mature to a deep green hue with lacy veins that resembles a spiderweb.

11. Borsigiana Variegata

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Botanical Name: Monstera borsigiana variegata

If you like plants with contrasting foliage, then you will love this Monstera! It has pure white and green leaves, which look stunning!

12. Split Leaf Philodendron

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Botanical Name: Philodendron bipinnatifidum

The split-leaf Philo gets a place on this list because it looks a lot like monstera, thanks to the cut foliage. It is a great houseplant and adds a lot of appeal indoors.

13. Mini Monstera

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Botanical Name: Rhaphidophora tetrasperma

The plant is not a true monstera but looks like a small monstera variant with large leaf holes on deep green foliage. It is one of the best Types of Monstera you can grow!

Check out our article on growing Mini Monstera here

14. Acuminata

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Botanical Name: Monstera acuminata

Monstera Acuminata is considered to be the smaller cousin of Monstera Adansonii, albeit with smaller leaves. It is originally from Central America and Mexico.

15. Esqueleto

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Botanical Name: Monstera epipremnoides ‘Esqueleto’

Monstera Esqueleto goes through a crazy kind of transformation on maturity. This rare Monstera species also looks similar to Monstera Adansonii in its younger stage, but the leaves tend to perforate much more when they grow.

16. Standleyana

Botanical Name: Monstera standleyana

Monstera Standleyana originally comes from Columbia and Central America, and it is a delightful species to have at home. Standleyana forms beautiful, lance-shaped leaves that are often spotted with white variegation.

17. Subpinnata

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Botanical Name: Monstera subpinnata

Monstera subpinnata is native to Colombia to Bolivia. Its foliage is unique compared to other Monstera species and almost looks palm-like. The plant is an amazing choice for indoors if you can get your hands on it!

7 COMMENTS

  1. Why my monstera po is like a Pinnatipartita when I bought then suddenly it becomes Viney and the leaves are different. It it just a plain green heart shape without cuts

    • Its monstera karstenianum, just like mine. I’m waiting fot the leaves to split but they don’t. Yes, it’s vine and grows really fast.

      • I believe the splits can vary depending on the amount of light. If they’re not splitting they might not be getting enough light. (But you don’t want so much too quickly or it’ll burn)

  2. I thank you for your beautiful collections but I find it hard to purchase ALBO VARIEGE which I really love and want. Can you advise me where to purchase this plant at a less costly price I would be very grateful.

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