Propagating Monstera: Tips and Tricks for Success
Monstera deliciosa is a popular houseplant known for its large, glossy leaves and distinctive perforations. It is also one of the easiest plants to propagate, making it an ideal choice for beginners.
Here are some tips on how to propagate a Monstera.
Choose a healthy stem
The first step in propagating a Monstera is to select a healthy stem with at least one node, which is a small bump on the stem where a leaf attaches. Nodes are essential for the plant's growth and are where new roots and leaves will develop.
Cut the stem
Using a clean and sharp pair of scissors, cut the stem just below the node. The cutting should be around 4-6 inches long.
Remove all but one or two leaves from the bottom of the cutting. This helps to reduce the amount of moisture the plant needs to produce new roots.
Place the cutting in water
Place the cutting in a jar of water, ensuring the node is submerged. Keep the jar in a bright but indirect light and change the water every few days to prevent bacterial growth.
Wait for roots to grow
After a few weeks, the cutting should start to produce roots. Wait until the roots are at least an inch long before transplanting the cutting into the soil.
Transplant the cutting
Fill a pot with well-draining soil and make a hole in the centre. Carefully place the cutting into the hole and cover it with soil. Water the soil thoroughly, and place the pot in a bright but indirect light.
With these simple steps, you can easily propagate your Monstera and enjoy a new plant genetically identical to the parent plant. Happy propagating!
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