17 Popular Types of Monstera that You Will Love

Monstera is a beautiful and expensive plant that can be found in many different varieties.

Let’s explore the different types of Monstera, from those which have perforations to those with no holes!

There are several species of Monstera, but all share some common characteristics.

They’re tropical plants native to Central America and Mexico, so they need lots of light and warmth. They also grow quickly – up to two feet each year – so you’ll want to keep them pruned or else they’ll take over your house!

The leaves are large, glossy green ovals with serrated edges. Some varieties have holes in their leaves while others do not; this is determined by the type of Monstera you own.

If you’d like more information about these beautiful plants or would like help finding one for yourself, read the post on the type of Monstera here.

types of monstera

Let’s start with types of Monstera

Monstera is a genus of plants, containing 45 different species, including the Monstera Deliciosa and Monstera Adansonii and many more.

Only a few of the 45 species have been commercialized, with most being available only through nurseries or selected growers.

It’s easy to identify them since they have distinct species characteristics, such as leaf size and shape, and overall plant size – which we will discuss today in this post.

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Monstera Deliciosa

Monstera Deliciosa is the most popular of all Monstera varieties.  They are sometimes called “Swiss Cheese” or “Cut Leaf” philodendrons because of the distinctive holes in their leaves.

Monstera Deliciosa
Source: The Spruce

Monstera Borsigniana

Monstera Borsigniana is a variety of Monstera that has a vining part with smaller leaves that grow at a faster rate than any other Monstera variety.

Monstera Deliciosa ‘Albo Variegata’

Monstera deliciosa ‘Albo Variegata’ is a beautiful type of Monstera that has leaves in bright white shades with green hues.

Source: Stevesleaves

Monstera Adansonii

They are similar to the swiss cheese plant, with heart-shaped green leaves and holes which are not fully formed into cuts.

They’re also known as swiss cheese vine. That means you can have a pole in the pot to support the growing vine.

Monstera Dubia

Also known as the shingle plant, the leaves of this Monstera variety are tiny and heart-shaped, with light and dark green vein patterns.

This is a climber variety as well and will need support to grow.

  • At the child stage, the leaves of this type of Monstera are a few inches long and have an oval shape. The leaves are green at the base, but they also have a silvery-gray presence on the body.
  • The second stage is when the leaves start to develop holes.
  • Finally, the leaves begin to lose their silvery-gray variety and become green.
Monstera Dubia
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Monstera Pinnatipartita

The tiny leaves are slightly rough to touch and have prominent hollow veins. Pinnatipartita is also a climber variety as a juvenile and then converts into a broad split leafed plant.

Monstera Siltepecana

This type of Monstera is also called a silver fox.

The leaves have a silver hue on dark green leaves and develop holes only once they’re fully developed.

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Monstera Obliqua

This variety of Monstera is more holes than the plant. Eh?

Anyway, the leaves are thin, green and have 90 percent holes in them

Monstera Deliciosa ‘Thai Constellation’

Thai constellation is a beautiful Monstera variety with leaves in dark green and white patterns.

Monstera Deliciosa ‘Thai Constellation’
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Monstera Karstenianum

Also known as Monstera Peru, they have leathery medium green leaves that mature to a deep green color with lacy veins that look like a spiderweb.

They do not have the hallmark holes that you find in Monstera.

Monstera Borsigiana Variegata

It features white and green leaves that are lovely!

Monstera Accuminata

They look similar to adansonii variety of Monstera. The only difference is that accuminata is smaller than adansonii.

Monstera Accuminata
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Monstera Esqueleto

The Monstera adansoni, which is uncommon, looks similar to this species when it is young, however as it matures, its leaves will perforate much more.

As it grows bigger, the holes grow too.

Monstera Standleyana

This Monstera variety comes with no perforation or holes. As it grows, you will see dark green leaves with white speckles on them.

Monstera Subpinnata

They have completely separated and fan-like foliage. They are green in color and look stunning.

Monstera Epipremnoides 

This type of Monstera has big leaves and has numerous holes which makes this a stunning variety.

Monstera epipremnoides have three stages to adulthood.

In the first one, the child stage, this type of Monstera has many fenestrations or holes.

The second one, the teenage as I say, these holes start to extend till the edges

The third one, adulthood, is where the plant has huge leaves but have a height of about 1 foot or a little more

Conclusion on types of Monstera

The Monstera plant is a beautiful and expensive addition to any home. They come in many different varieties, from perforated leaves with holes on the top of them up to no holes at all!

Which type of Monstera do you have? Let us know! We’ll be happy to share more information about this unique plant for your blog post or article so that others can learn more about it too.

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