Monstera Peru Karstenianum

Published: Apr 09, 2023 • Updated: Sep 19, 2023

A comprehensive guide to Monstera Peru Karstenianum including care instructions, where to purchase, and handpicked resources for further learning.

By: Nalin Singapuri
Monstera Peru Karstenianum Variegated in 1/2 Gallon pot with Moss Pole

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Monstera Peru Karstenianum Variegated in 1/2 Gallon pot with Moss Pole

Monstera Peru Karstenianum Characteristics

Scientific Name:
   Monstera peru sp.

Common Name(s):
   Monstera Peru Karstenianum, Monstera 'Peru', Monstera Karstenianum, Epipremnum Pinnatum 'Marble Planet', Philodendron Karstenianum, Philodendron Opacum, Monstera Peru sp., Green Galaxy Monstera

Native Environment:
    Rainforests of South America

   Variegated (unstable)



Monstera Peru Karstenianum Care

The Monstera Peru Karstenianum Variegated, also known as the Karstenianum Peru, is a beautiful and rare plant. It is a variegated version of the Monstera Peru Karstenianum, which is native to Peru. The variegated version has stunning white and green leaves, making it a popular choice for plant enthusiasts. Here are some tips on how to care for your Monstera Peru Karstenianum Variegated:

Monstera Peru Karstenianum Variegated in 4
Monstera Peru Karstenianum Variegated in 4" pot


Monstera Peru Karstenianum plants prefer bright, indirect light. Avoid placing her in direct sunlight, as this can burn her leaves.


Use a finger to probe the top inch of soil and water your Monstera 'Peru' when she feels dry to the touch. Soak throughly, let water run through drainage holes in the pot. Do not overwater, as this can lead to root rot. Ensure proper drainage and prevent water from pooling in the pot. Make sure to use a planter with drainage holes, which can be nested inside of a decorative planter if desired.

a good soil mix for Monstera Karstenianum
rich well-draining soil is great for the Epipremnum Pinnatum 'Marble Planet's roots


Philodendron Karstenianums love a rich, well draining soil with chunky bits to help oxygenate the roots. A mixture of 1/3 orchid bark, 1/3 perlite and 1/3 compost works well. Our Philodendron Friday Potting Mix is suitable for most aroids and augments these ratios with additional ingredients like charcoal and worm castings to help supply added nutrients.

Plants with thicker roots like Philodendron Opacums grow well in a substrate like LECA. Care must be taken to ensure that she gets proper nutrients. Finally, damp sphagnum moss is a great fit for rooting new cuttings or sick Monstera Peru sp.s. Leave in moss only until secondary roots develop and them move to a different substrate.


Fertilize your Green Galaxy Monstera plant once a month during the growing season (spring and summer) with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer.


Monstera Peru Karstenianums prefer high humidity (around 70% in their native habitat). To increase humidity, you can place a humidifier nearby, group the plant with other plants or utilize an enclosed plant cabinet or greenhouse.


Repot your Monstera 'Peru' plant every 1-2 years, or when it becomes root-bound. Transfer to a pot with drainage holes thats an inch or two larger. Consider adding a sphagnum moss pole when repotting to help support larger plants (check out our sphagnum moss pole howto for details)

Monstera Peru Karstenianum Variegated in 2
Monstera Peru Karstenianum Variegated in 2" pot


Monstera Karstenianums propagates well via air layering. Wrap damp moss around some aerial roots on the mother plant and cover in plastic wrap. Check the moss regularly in order to keep it damp and allow new roots to grow. After a few weeks new roots should be established, you can then cut the new plant from the mother with clean scissors at the node below the one you've rooted. Place the plantlet directly in appropriate soil. Our guide to monstera propagation details the process


Trim any yellow or brown leaves off your Epipremnum Pinnatum 'Marble Planet' as they appear. You can prune the plant to control its size and shape.


Philodendron Karstenianum can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 10b to 12.

By following these care tips, your Philodendron Opacum plant should thrive and continue to add beauty to your space.

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Nalin Singapuri

Self appointed Mayor of Plantytown, the ultimate "Plant Whisperer" and the proud overlord of a jungle disguised as a nursery. With a green thumb so legendary, even the plants line up for selfies with him. 🌿📸

When he's not talking chlorophyll with his leafy friends, or writing engrossing articles about Monstera Peru Karstenianums you'll find him nurturing his nursery like it's his own personal garden of Eden.

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