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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
variegated Swiss cheese plant
Monstera are evergreen climbing shrubs with aerial roots, and usually ovate leaves which are often pinnately cut or lobed; arum-like flowerheads with white spathes arise from the leaf axils on mature plants
'Variegata' is a vigorous evergreen climber to 3m or more, with large, pinnatisect or perforated, rich green leaves marbled and splashed with creamy-white
Toxicity Ingestion may cause severe discomfort
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilSand, Chalk, Loam, Clay
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Under glass grow in a loam-based potting compost in bright indirect light with moderate to high humidity. Water when in growth and keep just moist in winter. Apply a balanced liquid fertiliser monthly when in growth. May be grown outdoors in most moderately fertile, humus-rich soils in partial shade
Propagate by seed sown at 18 to 24 °C as soon as ripe or layer in autumn
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Patio & Container Plants
Pruning Pruning group 11 in spring
Pests Scale insects and glasshouse red spider mite may be a problem under glass
Generally disease free
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