Thank you for your observations! I used one of my good ol’ standby pots that’s plastic and sturdy, perfect for starting-out saplings. I hope that helps and feel free to send a photo to L&P’s facebook – that might help me get a better idea too. Monty is about 5′ tall and I’m currently using 4-5 stakes to keep him upright. Just kidding, but I’m looking for one if you find another! All of my monsteras are happy with that mix. Good luck! -A single leaf without a node or root will not propagate, the cutting must have a pre-existing root/node in order to grow more. Hi! As far as planting, I potted him in clean moist soil (see the shop page for the soil I like to use) and I used whatever I could to keep him upright – like a stick and twist ties. If cut correctly, you should see growth almost immediately (as in a week or so) on the mother plant, and if the cut was a few months ago and there is nothing, something may be been cut wrong. If there was no node, you may not have any luck. Hi can I do it in this of month October? We just acquired a set of corten steel monstera leaves as a garden sculpture. Is there any reason not to put the smaller in the same pot? Don’t do any extra trimming or pruning until a few weeks have gone by so they can get accustomed to their (much better) home. If your plant pot doesn’t have a drainage hole, you can layer up stones, gravel or potting grit at the bottom before adding your soil. And i noticed there a few tiny worm crawling in the soil. Simply wrap some damp sphagnum moss around the stem where an aerial root and leaf axil are located. I see that your beautiful feline is in a lot of pictures with your monstera. Details about Variegated Monstera Borsigiana Albo Cutting Root Plant Aroid Rare collector. Hi Anastasia, Now I’ve constructed a bamboo frame and am trying to get the stems more upright by stringing them to it with soft twine. Hiya, Thanks for your advice! Monstera wetstick, once you receive one, can be propagated directly into soil or using sphagnum moss. I’ll be doing a full tutorial soon! In about a month or so, I started to see good things happen. I’m wondering if I’ll be able to propagate a leaf that came off while I was repotting my monstera today? And how is Monty the Monstera doing? Either way will work, it just depends on what you are comfortable with. It will look pretty in a vase though! I once took a cutting from my mature plant which rooted in a matter of days and another from a younger plant that took months. You will not see aerial roots in a young Monstera, but as it matures, aerial roots emerge from the … Usually there is a stem that produces two leaves and at the base of that stem is the node – you’ll want to cut below that. Taking a plant with very moist soil on the roots wrapped in plastic will survive or a cutting with damp paper towels over the node will work too. Standard liquid plant fertilizer can be applied about on… How frequently should I be watering after it gets moved to the pot? She lives far away and I will not be able to do it again. And once you have success with one plant, it’s oh so addictive! Hi! Enter your email address to subscribe to my blog and receive notifications of any new posts by email, Enter your email address to receive my monthly newsletter with more inspiration and ideas for simple, everyday interiors and sustainable living. Good luck! Hi Emma! Would it stress the plants too much if I repotted them again now? The cutting will stay green/alive in a jar with water (like a florist’s cutting), but won’t sprout roots. Will it live? Hi Tyler, I do specify that air layering needs to be done on the plant itself until roots form, but I appreciate your feedback! Do you know what it means and what i can do to save the plant? I thought it had something to do with too much / too little sunlight, but I can’t find anything about it. He is now growing lopsided and is looking very bushy. The Monstera plant has aerial origins as well as big-hearted-like leatherlike fallen leaves that resemble a heart. So when guides tell me to “find a stem” – well. Once I moved it in the home I think beginning of summer it was big enough for a Large planter. My biggest (30+ year) plant that I received as a gift only has lava rock in it, but I’m somehow unsure if that would be too much for the newly rooted plants…. No wonder its Latin name translates as ‘monstrous’ (the ‘deliciosa’ bit refers to the edible fruit it can make). I am super worried. Feel free to reach out again if you need more help! My second question: Do you have a particular potting mix for Monstera that you recommend? I adopted my Charlie as he was unwanted. I noticed you put Monty Jr. into a not too large pot! Caro and Rose from my favourite book ‘The House of Plants’ suggest using a compost with coir to retain moisture and rock dust and worm castings for essential minerals. A lot of factors could have contributed to it but at this point, make sure it’s in well draining soil with lots of perlite and orchid bark. It was getting a bit out of hand – if you were sitting on the end of the sofa nearest the monstera it felt a little like you were hiding under a jungle canopy. I am sure she will be fine. If you do decide to prune, wait until it gets a tad warmer, like 70 degrees or so, since he’ll be able to recover better. First monstera btw! All seemed well until about 2 weeks ago, the leaf started to yellow. I’m stuck here. Hi, i recently bought a monstera plant at a very low price as some leaves have holes eaten by worms. Hello!! I would love to bring this one indoors. Because of their age and size, they should be putting out aerial roots that will help anchor them into the ground. I got a clipping of a monstera plant, it’s nodes are soooo long. As far as watering, keep him lightly moist but not soggy. To look after your monstera plant, water about once a week when the top layer of soil has dried out. Pat down the top of the soil and make sure the monstera plant is positioned upright. Hi Natalia, it could be a few things, but it sounds like improper watering. I hope you check back often for lots of helpful hints. However…. How do you know what size pot to use? Name: Ariel Kim. Thank you. I cut a stem from my sisters plant while visiting and put it in water hoping to get roots. Feel free to send photos to L&P’s Facebook page of you need more help! Good luck! Cate has been named one of London’s best interior bloggers (Vuelio 2018 & 2019 and Ideal Home magazine) and has been featured in The Times, Grazia, House Beautiful, Enki magazine, Elle Decoration Denmark and Apartment Therapy. Should I dig him out and put him in a pot? The monstera shape has been used in the interiors world as a popular motif on everything from bedding to wallpaper, but it’s the real deal that does it for me. I have them now in soil because they do have a big woody root system going even though the plants look terrible. I would definitely wait until you have a large-ish plant before you start propagating. Hi! He won’t grow any way other than up unless he’s cut down. See above for the full roots that formed – cool right? Both mini Montys are happier than ever. Propagating Monstera If you want to share your Monstera with friends, Steinkopf says you can propagate it with air layering, a technique she also uses for woody plants like fiddle-leaf figs. It is VERY slowly growing new leaves and is recovering. Thanks so much. Some leaves turning yellow now. I hope that helps! Once I got it home I mixed up some root starter and placed it in that for a few days then switched it to fresh water. Thanks for the great information on Monstera propagation! I’m so worried I will kill it and waste the cutting. I am worried if I cut my mother plant the will be no future growth on the branch I cut! Cutting these long roots is fine, but you may want some chubbier stable roots to grow, so, personally, I’d trim roots and plop in water for awhile. Mine has been doing beautifully in my living room, and I’m having a similar problem to you! New cuttings just seem like they would be more sensitive to influxes in temperatures, so I played it safe. Thanks for this article! I currently have the roots in water and I have noticed some new growth, however with no leaf, will this still propagate? Did Monty find his way to grow new leaves where you cut him? To propagate Monstera deliciosa in water, locate an area on the stem that has a few leaves (try for two or three), a few nodes, and, if possible, an aerial root. You need to have a node and/or a root present for propagation to happen and be successful. Do I have to be careful when cutting roots? Even if you don’t have green fingers. Can I propagate to try and start over and grow wide? I used a transparent vase, like this small rounded vase (*aff), so I could see the growth but I’m not sure if that is necessary. You can also use a moss pole to keep a monstera plant upright, but it’s always nice to share the green joy around the house right? Now I’ve just got to cross my fingers that this one survives and thrives, just like the mummy plant. Hope that helps! I was hoping you could help me out. Would you suggest to plant multiple propagations in one pot to create a super full plant? In a month or two you should start to see some roots. Thanks so much for your informative post! Can you cut Monstera air roots off? TELL ME THERE IS STILL HOPE FOR THEM. Honestly I’m not sure what the plant is but by looking at pictures on the internet I’m pretty sure it’s a monstera. Hi there. (Or get a cutting from theirs), That is such a lovely idea, you could do a plant swap! The epiphytic plant, likewise known as” fruit salad plant,” which describes a plant that is fast-growing and can mature to 70ft tall. Wrap where the leaf joins the stem in a one-inch layer of sphagnum moss. I have a single stem probably over 2″ in diameter with a height of almost 8′. Is this just because the new growth is making it heavy, does it need more water or maybe it needs reppotted? I have two questions: 1. I actually got directions from tris article a few months ago in order to propagate my monstera. Basically you are wrapping the roots in wet moss and creating a moist environment for new roots to grow. Hi Marie! Thanks! Hi! For those asking about toxicity with pets – aroids are much less toxic than many websites have led people to believe.. the calcium occalate crystals in monstera and other aroids can indeed cause discomfort in the mouth of animals/humans and could possibly make them throw up if they ate/digested a significant amount but they would have to actually consume almost an entire plant, not just chew on it, for it to cause any serious problems.. and like I said before, the crystals cause discomfort in the mouth and do not taste good, so your pet would have to be massochistic to continue munching on a plant that wasn’t tastey and made their mouth hurt. Abby. I have had two cuttings in water for about two months now (had to perform drastic surgery because of insect infestation) and for a long time nothing happened. We have several monsteras around our garden but your advice will be useful should we need more. What should I do with this stem? Is it possible to directly place into a new pot and potting mixture? Hi Kaylee! Looks like large scorch marks on leaves. I have it in water right now. Can you give some more instructions about potting? A new leaf should pop up in it’s place, but it may take time. Someone on Instagram advised me not to change the water – I guess the cutting needs to retain some of the nutrients in there. When do you add fertiliser and repotting it? I have been propagating Monsteras for a little while now and am loving both the cuttings in the glass and my already potted rooted plants. Sorry for the late response. You may have an issue, but it’s hard to tell without a photo (feel free to send one to Facebook). To propagate a Monstera, keep in mind the following steps: Get a stem cutting with a few leaves and nodes or aerial roots. I cut off a fifth stem with one healthy root and two leaves and put it straight into a new pot with new compost. I hate pruning plants. I have 3 truly monstrous sized outdoor cuttings from a 25 year old “Monty”. Your email address will not be published. There is some sprouting and a devemoping root at the node. Sometimes the dirt/soil isn’t enough to get them to root and if they are drooping it means water isn’t getting to the nodes and being absorbed. I’m wondering if my plant will start to shoot new leaves from the stem, or will a new leave grow from one of the older leaves? The aerial roots may produce roots; As I explained in this article, aerial roots are unlikely to change into ‘proper’ roots. We bought a Monstera Delicious like a month ago. Then you can cut right below those roots and repot the plant! Hi! My house is very hot as well. I would need to see a photo – that would definitely help me see if there’s a chance of propagation. If the stem, with one or more leaves, is attached to a section of the aerial roots, you can snip the stem and roots off together to create another monstera plant. Instead, cut a healthy Monstera stem/leaf below a node. Putting the stem and node in water in a sunny spot will give it the best chance to root, and you should see 5-10 small roots before you plant. I just started my first propagation journey just over a month ago. Also, is it best to propagate this in water, or just plant it straight away? Thanksss! I would then rinse the roots well under water and inspect them for damage. or I should go above or below the previously cut stem (stem with node) ? Monsteras really do like lots of light (contrary to what a lot of other sites say) and they do do best when turned every month or so too. Did that stem grow back? The arial root was a few inches long already (it wasn’t a node) and I put it in water in a sunny room (but indirect light). Thanks! I had to move it to soil and it popped out leaves immediately. My first question: I recently repotted some rooted Monstera plants, but decided to put them in separate pots. So happy it helped you out. 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