I decided I am very much into variegated plants! I heard they’re really popular (expensive) right now! One that has really caught my attention is the Monstera Variegata! And it’s so pricey! I’ve seen mere clippings on eBay for over $60!
After doing very little research, I decided to try buying some seeds online, which seemed very affordable. I paid around $6 for them. Then I read the reviews! 😂
What’s more is I asked about this plant in one of my online plant groups and was told they can only be obtained by cuttings, as if seeds just aren’t attainable. Hmmm.
I tried to contact the seller and cancel, but he said not to worry and sent them anyways! 😂 I don’t think English was his first language. The seeds shipped from China!
I got the seeds and they didn’t compare to the pictures I looked up online of Monstera seeds. But I decided it was worth it to try and germinate them! I followed the instructions and put them in a plastic bag, then I waited. I gave half the seeds to my friend to see if she has any luck with them. I didn’t have much faith anyone would become of them after all the bad reviews I read.
Around three weeks later, one of the seeds grew a tiny root! 😮 What is it??? I planted it in a tiny little plastic pot and stuck it in the sunny kitchen window box.
As of this morning, I peeked in the dirt and the seed feels a bit rooted, and it also looks like a tiny white tip is also growing upward to the surface of the soil! 😮 Also, today I discovered one more seed to have a root growing out, so I also planted that in soil!
I am so curious to see what these seeds become!!!!!
Update on July 28th:
It appears to be some sort of blade of grass, maybe of the palm variety. Definitely not what I wanted it to be.