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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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)
Can I buy followings
Swiss Cheese Plant,Albo Variegata,Thai Constellation,Borsigiana Variegata,plants
I Love Monstera Acuminata,, Nice Info. Thank You for your post..
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.