Monstera Thai Constellation Care Tips

Basic Information

NameMonstera Thai Constellation
LightBright, indirect sunlight
Temperature18-29ºC | 65-85ºF
Humidity> 60%
Soil/Medium1 part indoor potting soil, 1 part perlite or pumice, orchid bark (optional)
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Today’s topic is the captivating world of Monstera Thai Constellation. This variegated wonder can add a cosmic twist to indoor gardening. Let’s explore the specifics that can help you make your Monstera thrive and sparkle!


Monstera Thai Constellation bright, indirect sunlight. It’s more sensitive than the Monstera Deliciosa due to its variegated leaves. A spot near an east-facing window is ideal, offering morning sun and afternoon shade. If natural light is limited, consider supplementing with grow lights, keeping them about 24 inches above the plant for optimal exposure without causing leaf burn.


This plant prefers evenly moist soil. The watering frequency usually translates to once every 7-10 days, depending on your home’s temperature and humidity. Employ the ‘soak and dry’ method, watering deeply until it drains out and then waiting for the top 2 inches of soil to dry out before the next watering. Avoid letting the plant sit in water, as stagnant moisture can lead to root rot.


Use a well-draining, peaty soil mix. Combine one part of indoor potting soil with one part of perlite or pumice to enhance drainage. A touch of orchid bark can also be added for extra aeration. This mix should retain moisture without becoming soggy, ensuring a happy root system.


Monstera Thai Constellation prefers staying warm, with ideal temperatures ranging from 64°F to 86°F (18°C to 30°C). Avoid drastic temperature changes and cold drafts, as consistent warmth is essential for its growth.


Aim for a humidity level of 60% or higher. This can be achieved through regular misting, using a humidifier, or placing a water-filled pebble tray beneath the plant’s pot. This tropical plant loves a moist environment, which encourages lush leaf growth.


Feed your Monstera a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer diluted to half strength every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Reduce feeding in fall and winter as the plant’s growth slows down.

Tip: For a chunky mix, use sphagnum moss (wrung out), perlite, and Leca.

Growth Rate

While it’s a slower grower compared to the green Monstera, the Thai Constellation can still reach impressive sizes indoors. Regular pruning and training on a moss pole can encourage vertical growth and larger leaves.

Pet Safety

Be cautious, as if ingested Monstera Thai Constellation is toxic to pets and children. Keep it in a spot where curious pets and little ones can’t reach it.

Grow in Semi-Hydro

  • Monsteras, known for their robust growth and iconic split leaves, flourish in semi-hydroponics systems like LECA/Pon, thanks to their adaptive root systems and love for moisture.
  • Transitioning Monstera to semi-hydroponics is effective with a Nutrient Stagnant Wicking (NSW) setup, ensuring a stable and efficient growth environment.
  • In LECA/Pon, Monstera roots quickly adjust, overcoming any initial challenges with root adaptation in the NSW system.
  • A nutrient mix with a concentration of about 800-1000ppm is ideal for fertilizing Monsteras in semi-hydro setups.
  • Monsteras are adaptable to various temperature and humidity conditions, making them suitable for growth in diverse indoor environments.
  • Ongoing care includes regular monitoring of the water level in the reservoir and periodic flushing of the system to promote healthy and continuous growth.


  • Rotate your plant occasionally for even growth.
  • Wipe down leaves to aid in efficient photosynthesis.
  • Prune dead or yellowing leaves to maintain health.
  • Provide a moss pole or support for climbing.
  • Monitor for common pests like spider mites and mealybugs.
  • Watch for signs of stress, like yellowing or droopy leaves, and adjust care accordingly.
  • Consider investing in a moisture meter for accurate watering guidance.
  • Avoid repotting too frequently – once every 2 years should suffice.
  • Be mindful of water quality; distilled or filtered water is preferable.

Ensure your Monstera Thai Constellation thrives with these tips.

Happy planting! 🌱

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I am a devoted plant lover who's mastered the art of growing houseplants in semi-hydroponic setups. Passionate about LECA potting, I enjoy sharing expert tips and insights through this blog to help fellow plant enthusiasts thrive. When not watching my indoor jungle, I am busy experimenting with new, sustainable ways to achieve plant perfection.

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