But first, some things to consider:
You can find them online (ebay & online plant stores), but as you may know, this particular plant goes for a lot of $$. Therefore, it is more of a gamble to order online in my opinion. If you happen to find one in person, it’s much more easy to inspect the specimen and decide if this is the one for you.
Don’t just buy the first one that you have the opportunity to purchase! They are all different. First decide which kind you’re looking for, then when you find yourself in a situation to purchase, inspecting the plant for pests and health.
Important: I don’t want to get too technical, but it’s best to look at the plant’s stem, make sure it has some white in it. In an ideal specimen you want a stem which is white and green with an even mix.
With #3 being said, don’t get a stem that is all white. It needs some green to be able to live and thrive.
Be wary of sellers selling single stems with a node or two and no leaf. While you can grow it from stem, if you are a beginner plant enthusiast, I would hold out for a cutting with a leaf or two.
Personally, I have bought 2 mother plants in-store (pure luck), and one online. Here are my tips on How To Find A Variegated Monstera, specifically in-store.
FOLLOW ALL OF YOUR FAVORITE PLANT STORE INSTAGRAMS! They will often post when they have these plants in store, but they go very very very fast.
Make friends with plant people, maybe you can find one through the grapevine.
Book a plane ticket to Portland, Oregon and go plant shopping. Test your luck.
Many Portland Oregon plant shops have had these come in and out of their shops, they usually have 1 at a time. Here are all of the stores I have seen them at: Gurton’s Plant Shop, Solabee Flowers & Botanicals, Arium Botanicals, Pistils Nursury and Marbott’s Greenhouse & Nursery. I think of Portland Oregon as the Mecca of plant shopping on the West Coast.
If you’re on the East Coast, the State of Florida is the place for rare and exotic plant shops. Although I am not sure of specifics since I don’t go there often.
I hope this post gave you some ideas. Comment below where you got your variegated monstera and where! I love to hear where everyone got their plants from.