Monstera siltepecana has bluish green leaves, covered in silvery patterning between the green veins. The patterning accentuates the slightly bubbled texture of the leaves.
Like other aroids, this tropical vine's juvenile and mature leaves are distinctly different. Juvenile Monstera siltepecana leaves are cordate and silvery gray. If the plant is allowed to climb a totem or moss pole in bright indirect light, the leaves will start to fenestrate, or produce holes in their leaves. A fully mature siltepecana leaf will lose its silver patterning and have rows of fenestrations covering the entire leaf.
Although the varying leaf morphology is interesting, we can't decide if we want to grow this plant for the fenestrations or allow it to cascade from a hanging basket and keep its silvery appearance.
• Light: Medium to bright, indirect light
• Water: Water when the top 1"-2" of soil dries out
• Considerations: To promote mature, fenestrated leaves, fertilize regularly and train up a totem.
WHAT TO EXPECT
You'll get a healthy Monstera siltepecana that meets our rigorous quality standards in a 4" nursery pot. No two plants are alike, and yours will have its own unique shape, size and personality; expect this natural variation from the photos.
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Came quick and packaged well!
There was a mixup with one plant in my order, but the monstera siltepecana I ordered was in top form!
The plant I received was very healthy, though one of the cuttings was a bit small and wanted to be put in a jar of water to regrow some roots, but I chalk that up to shipping stress. Otherwise, the plant had adjusted to its new space phenomenally!