Monstera Deliciosa Aurea

Published: Aug 26, 2023 • Updated: Sep 27, 2023

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

By: Nalin Singapuri
Monstera Deliciosa Aurea High Variegation in 6" pot

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Monstera Deliciosa Aurea

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Monstera Deliciosa Aurea Characteristics

Scientific Name:
   Monstera Deliciosa 'Aurea'

Common Name(s):
   Monstera Deliciosa Aurea, Monstera Deliciosa Borsigiana Aurea, Monstera Marmorata, Monstera Aurea, Aurea Monstera, Swiss Cheese Plant

Native Environment:
    Rainforests of Mexico, Belize, Honduras, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Panama

   Variegated (unstable)



Monstera Deliciosa Aurea Care

Monstera Deliciosa 'Aurea', also known as the Monstera Marmorata or Monstera Aurea, is a stunning and sought-after plant known for its unique variegation. Caring for this plant is similar to caring for the regular Monstera Deliciosa, but there are some specific considerations due to its variegated nature. Here's a care guide to help you keep your Aurea healthy and thriving.

Monstera Deliciosa Aurea High Variegation in 6
Monstera Deliciosa Aurea High Variegation in 6" pot


Monstera Deliciosa Aurea plants prefer bright, indirect light. Avoid placing her in direct sunlight, as this can burn her leaves. Inadequate light can lead to slow growth, smaller leaves, and reverted variegation.


Use a finger to probe the top inch of soil and water your Monstera Deliciosa Borsigiana Aurea 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 Marmorata
monstera mix is great for the Monstera Aureas roots


Aurea Monsteras 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 Monstera Monday Potting Mix features large pieces of bark and perlite specifically for Monsteras and augments these ratios with additional ingredients like charcoal and worm castings to help supply added nutrients.


Fertilize your Swiss Cheese Plant plant once a month during the growing season (spring and summer) with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer.


Monstera Deliciosa Aureas 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 Deliciosa Borsigiana Aurea plant every 1-2 years, or when it becomes root-bound. Transfer to a pot with drainage holes thats an inch or two larger.

Monstera Deliciosa Aurea
Monstera Deliciosa Aurea


Monstera Marmoratas propagate via node cuttings. Select an area with a few nodes and remove it from the mother with clean scissors. Trim excess leaves and root in water or sphagnum moss. Our guide to monstera propagation details the process


Trim any yellow or brown leaves off your Monstera Aurea as they appear. You can prune the plant to control its size and shape. You can also trim your Aurea Monstera to encourage balanced variegation. If you get 2-3 completely variegated or completely green leaves in a row trim back to the last partially variegated leaf for more balance. Fully variegated leaves are a drain on the plants resources, while fully green leaves have likely reverted.


Swiss Cheese Plant can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 10 to 12.

By following these care tips, your Monstera Deliciosa Aurea 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 Deliciosa Aureas you'll find him nurturing his nursery like it's his own personal garden of Eden.

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