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Half Moon Monstera (HMM)



Half moon monstera. These plants with a half-moon shape have leaves that are half green and half white or aurea. It could be flawless or almost half the leaf, and it could impact all leaves or just some. On either half, certain plants may exhibit splashes, speckles, streaks, marbling, or even smaller sectors.

Before revealing which sort of plant variegation gives rise to half-moon variegated Monstera, we shall first discuss other plant variegation types. We will then focus on these uncommon half-moon variegations and answer all of your questions.

What brings on the variegation in HMM? Sectorial chimera, which takes place in the apical (shoot) meristem, is the cause of all variegation in Monstera, including Monstera albo, Aurea, and the mint. We must first discuss meristems in more detail before revealing what it is.

As you may be aware, plants have apical meristems at the shoot and root nodes, intercalary meristems on nodes, lateral meristems on cork cambia and vascular, and leaf margin meristems in monocots. Apical meristem is the one in charge of variegation.

Half Moon Monstera Variegated, Apical meristems contain three layers: L1, which develops into the epidermis; L2, which generates the innermost cells and vascular system; and L3, which follows the epidermis and gametes.

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L1 and L2 of the HMM Variegated have a single cell layer and make up the tunica (outer layer). While L3 comprises the corpus or innermost layer, the cells in this layer divide randomly. Instead, the cells in this layer divide sideways (anticlinal).

When some of the cells in each of the three meristem levels underwent mutation, sectorial variegation resulted. It could go back to green or perhaps turn completely white because it is unstable. HMM, Variegated; the periclinal and mericlinal varieties are the other two.

The truth about this plant

This plant is a rare variegated Monstera kind characterized by leaves with half white or aurea and half green portions. They are a true beauty. You find HMM albo and Aurea Variegata in the market. We have not seen a half-moon mint variegata.

What you need to know about half-moon variegated Monstera:

They are scarce. For a plant to produce only half-moon variegated leaves, both the alternative side of the stem must have these mutated cells. You should see the whitish stripe on both stem sides along the line where leaves grow. It’s rare.

Most plants have one side with half-moon leaves and random variegations.
The cell mutation responsible for the variegation is random, unpredictable, and unstable. So, your plants revert to green, be entirely white, look marbled, have streaks or sectors, or have random variegations.

Can I propagate half-moon variegated Monstera? Yes. You can propagate a half-moon variegated Monstera. To do so, you need the stem cut with a node with a half-moon leaf. Both soil and water propagations are ok.

How do you get a half-moon in Monstera? Also, these half-moon Monsteras may be Monstera adansonii, Monstera deliciosa, standleyana, and so on.
Half-moon means that 1 half of the leaves are white, the other green, like cut with surgical precision. As leaves alternate between two sides of the stem, there would have to be a perfect white streak going through the nodes on either side of the plant as well to get all half-moon leaves.



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