Plant Care Monstera 'Albo'

Monstera 'Albo'

4.9 out of 5 (16 experiences)

Monstera 'Albo' has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
Monstera 'Albo' has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate

About Monstera 'Albo'

Monstera deliciosa is a species of flowering plant native to the tropical rainforests of southern Mexico down to Colombia. Both the root and leaf have a long history of use in traditional medicine. In Mexico, a leaf or root infusion is taken daily to relieve arthritis. In Martinique, the root is used in remedies for snakebites. 🤒 The holes in Monstera leaves let water drip close to the roots, and they absorb the scattered beams of sunlight that make it down through the forest canopy. Their fruit also tastes like a mix of pineapple and banana! 🍍🍌

Taxonomy

Monstera deliciosa 'Albo'
Monstera
Araceae
Alismatales

How to care for Monstera 'Albo'

💦 Water

How often to water your Monstera 'Albo'

Water needs for Monstera 'Albo'
0.5 cups
every 9

Monstera 'Albo' needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Monstera 'Albo'

Water 0.5 cups every
9

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Monstera 'Albo' in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Monstera 'Albo': 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Monstera 'Albo' may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Monstera 'Albo' in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Monstera 'Albo'

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Monstera 'Albo': repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Monstera 'Albo' after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Monstera 'Albo' is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Benefits of Growing Monstera 'Albo' →

Common Monstera 'Albo' Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Monstera 'Albo' prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Monstera 'Albo' Water Frequency →

Monstera 'Albo' Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Monstera 'Albo' may have difficulty thriving and will drop leaves 🍃 without ample sunlight. Place it less than 3 feet from a window to maximize the potential for growth. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Monstera 'Albo' Light Requirements →

Monstera 'Albo' Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Monstera 'Albo' is not safe to consume. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.

Monstera 'Albo' Toxicity to Cats →

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💨 Humidity

Monstera 'Albo' prefers dry environments. Providing extra humidity or misting your plant allows water to linger on leaves, which can create the perfect environment for harmful types of fungi.

Monstera 'Albo' Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Monstera 'Albo' does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Monstera 'Albo' →

When and How to Successfully Repot Monstera 'Albo' →


💩 Fertilizer

Monstera 'Albo' should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!

How Much and When to Fertilize Monstera 'Albo' →


❄️ Dormancy

It’s common for Monstera 'Albo' to go dormant in the wintertime and you may notice their growth slow down. Waterings should be spaced out more during this time.


🌎 Native Region

Monstera 'Albo' is native to Central America.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Monstera 'Albo' is a naturally climbing plant and can be trained to climb indoors if you provide a moss pole or trellis. The newest growth will emerge from the end of the stems.

How and When to Prune Monstera 'Albo' →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Monstera 'Albo' can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 10a-12b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Monstera 'Albo' Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation

Monstera 'Albo' can be propagated by the stem method. To propagate:

  • Make a cut just above the node. The node is the break in the stem where the leaf emerges.
  • To get the cutting to root, you can either:
    • Place the cutting in water until roots emerge and are ~2” long and then transplant into well-draining soil, or
    • Place the cutting directly into well-draining soil and water when dry.

How to Propagate Monstera 'Albo' →


🍂 Yellow Leaves

Yellow leaves aren’t always a reason to panic, and can be a normal part of a plant’s life cycle. Unless brand new leaves are turning yellow or all the leaves change color at once, it’s likely just your plant shedding old leaves.

Overwatering and root rot are the most likely cause of problems in Monstera 'Albo', since they are sensitive to wet soil. The leaves may also appear to be curling or drooping. Less often, yellow leaves are caused by underwatering, nutrient deficiencies, or pests.

Replace soggy soil with fresh, dry soil and download Greg to make sure your plant never gets overwatered again!


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Monstera 'Albo'

Monstera 'Albo'

Monstera 'Albo'


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Monstera 'Albo' has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 10
Monstera 'Albo' has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 8
Monstera 'Albo' has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 8
Monstera 'Albo' has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 7
Monstera 'Albo' has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
@Lisyer avatar
@@Lisyer
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 1,198 XP
03/29/2022

As the plant is expensive, most people think it’s also a difficult plant, however it’s super easy, the important thing is sufficient lighting and a good potting mix with regular watering.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
@radio1_asia avatar
@@radio1_asia
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 196 XP
globe Bondi Junction, New South Wales
06/22/2021

Treat it like any other monstera

@Jeffreyfurgerson avatar
@@Jeffreyfurgerson
leaf-1 19 Plants
xp 118 XP
globe Encinitas, CA
04/29/2021

It was fun to search for a variegated one and it’s super easy to take care of. Just use chunky soil and a terracotta pot!

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate

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