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Should I take them out of the soil and put them all in water until they root? Hi Samantha, all hope may not be lost! Thank you so much for the blog !! So we cut it up into 4 plants and rooted them and they took off. Hey thanks for the post – what happens to the mother plant and the stump that is left, does it regrow? But also two leaves are starting to yellow. Do monsteras only grow one leaf at a time or is there a way to encourage more growth? Is that normal or is root rot setting in again or is it the cinnamon discolouring it.? They must really like the humidity! The new roots are about 1.5 inches long now and I feel like it’s time to put into a pot. I just got a clipping from my friends monsters and it has a really long aerial root is it okay to cut it to make it a bit shorter or is that a no no? So I decided to take cutting to condense the parent and also to get more plants. I recently tried to propagate a cutting from a monstera and it was super happy when in a jar of water. Hi Kait! I’m a little nervous about it though. Thank you. It’s really struggling and only had 3 leaves despite being 2 years old and I’ve place the broken off leave stem in water, but there is no node. Those are their aerial roots, which are what the Monstera uses to grab onto trees in nature. I used one of my good ol’ standby pots that’s plastic and sturdy, perfect for starting-out saplings. Be sure you change the water every 1- days, too. You should see your monstera deliciosa blossom into a big and viney full-grown monstera within a year or two. Could you tell me about this if you know. Buy some good-quality soil from your local nursery and plant the newly rooted monstera leaf into the soil. Aww thanks! With sharp sheers (I like these) I snipped the stem to include this aerial root or node and leaves in one. I had to do something. Yes, it is probably shocked amongst other things. How do you know what size pot to use? Thank you in advance. I have 2 Monstera Cutting from my friend. How to … Monsteras do like a decent amount of sun, but not drafts. Did I ruin it!? Look no further than this helpful guide from Leaf and Paw. The rarer varieties (such as the variegated deliciosa) are still expensive and hard to come by. Hi, I have a very large monstera mostly without leaves, I have chopped it into pieces about 6 inches long with a few round white rings, will they grow if fully submerged in water please? TELL ME THERE IS STILL HOPE FOR THEM. I made a cutting of my main monstera plant on July 2. Please help. Learn how your comment data is processed. I had my Monstera from 5 years ago as a small plant it grew bigger than I can handle, I separated in 3 smaller plants and they did very well. and already has a long established aerial root, rooted into the ground. When do you add fertiliser and repotting it? When you're water propagating your Monstera, it's easy to create root rot because the roots can't breathe under water. My love for all Monsteras is far and wide so I decided to strategically prune Monty to propagate him. Hi! Hi Anna, I’ve done both. I also wanted to add to your comment about the wandering Jew plant. Once the new root starts to grow and branching in the moss, cut the whole thing off and plant it, and begin fertilizing immediately and providing good light and water. I have a node that I put and water and it now has roots. Watering depends on lighting and current season, so I would keep him in bright light and start watering once a week but check the soil every day. PLEASE HELP!! Read more…. Plants (like people) grow and grow, but they don’t (like people) always grow the way you want them to. Hello, As Monty grew as wide as a boat, that gave me incentive to cancel his dietician and fitness coach and do everyone a favor and prune. is it going to make it? Hi Abby! Can I propagate it again on the same spot? The aerial roots will grow into the moss and anchor your monstera as it soars. Hi! I’m guessing I did not water enough, if the stem dies I guess there is no way that a new leaf eye will appear any where on the root system, correct? I suggest not propagating unless you have multiple steams that have multiple leaves, not waiting until you have a few stems may result in killing the plant. My family has 2 huge plants and we want to propagate to make new plants for our friends and family because they’re just unmanageable at this point. I would place it back in some clean filtered water until you see new root growth and improvement. Hi – thank you so much for this blog post! I have two and my friend kept two. It’s a fully developed plant with roots so I will remove the whole thing. Take the Monstera out of the soil and discard it. Is it a good idea to leave the cutting in longer? There are two common ways to grow a swiss cheese plant. Hi Elizabeth! Should I water it a lot? Hi Barbara! I decided to cut off a branch with three leaves and 2 ariel nodes and I am excited to watch Marty grow! Break up some of the roots and replant loosely in a pot a couple sizes bigger. Hi Alina – that’s a tradescantia zebrina, or Wandering Jew. Honesty, after pruning, it was the best thing I could do. You probably can plant right in soil, but if it were me I would let it sit in water for a while to grow some new roots. 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? I have never propagated a monsterra before and I am a little nervous… I have one branch growing out quite rapidly but it already has quite long roots.. almost a foot, which seems a little difficult to put in a jar with water. I guess they’re not toxic to cats? Do Monstera’s not like to go into larger pots at first or is that just what you decided?? If they feel plump and firm you should be good. I have two Monstera plants that I got when we closed an office and someone left the plant behind. It has many many roots now! Hi Gisela – first, be sure to monitor your dog for future plant consumption as monsteras are considered toxic to pets and can cause intestinal issues. Do you know how long it would take for a new leaf to grow once the cutting is potted? Monstera deliciosa is a climber in its natural habitat, using its aerial roots to cling to large trees, so you should provide it with moss-covered support sticks or a trellis. Hi Mary Ann! Will it eventually bring new leaves where you cut it? Hi read Danas post about a variegated Monstera don’t know if this is appropriate or not, if you or her get any starts I would be interested in buying one. They are so gorgeous plants and surely want to become their mommy! There should be at least 5 chubby white roots. I *love* your advice–I live in South Africa, which loves its Monsteras, and my boyfriend’s got a huge one mysteriously growing up and around the stem of a giant jacaranda tree. Monstera roots are pretty pliable, you should be able to just twist it a bit to fit in a propagation vessel, that’s what I did on mine anyway since I didn’t want to cut anything off. Hi! These were the steps I took to ensure Monty Jr. would grow up big and strong: Look your monstera over and find the node. Hi Dana! Fingers crossed it goes well! I just brought a little monsterina cutting from work and looking forward to see what happens. I have a Monstera cutting from months ago that I had kept in water. Thanks for a helpful post. I am having a really hard time with my monstera cutting! Thank you. 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. I’m only using filtered water. But, if they are just the stems (no nub or ariel root) will that even be possible? After they start to get bigger, leaves seem to pop out faster. I was hoping you could help me out. He still leans a bit to one side and is still the best cat-hiding spot in the house. Hi Melissa! So, it seems to be happy. A couple Qs, though: 1) can the Monstera be put outdoors? Please advise! He does sound happy! Is this just because the new growth is making it heavy, does it need more water or maybe it needs reppotted? A cutting without any leaves does not have a high chance of survival. Hope that helps! Your story telling is brilliant and had me laughing and learning at the same time. I currently have a monstera adasonii with no leaves, just a trunk and a few roots. All of them are drooping. Some cuttings, for some reason, take forever. Hi Adelaide! Monsteras like to dry out between waterings, so the best thing to do now is check and see if the soil is moist/wet. Now they have both developed new leaves but still no roots as far as I can see. Hi, I’ve just repotted my Monstera that was quite a young plant that was originally a cutting, but I accidentally broke off trunk only leaving a small trunk stub and roots no leaves, do you think it will recover? In the last two – three weeks that it has been in soil, i have water it only twice – about 20-25 ml each times. There were too stems sort of loose so I grabbed those to take home in hopes they could grow some roots. Hi my mo stera doesnt have any node or aerial root. Do you know what it means and what i can do to save the plant? Thanks for the informative article. It will! Depends on the size of the cutting and the roots, but you want a pot that won’t squish the roots when it’s planted. I would place it in water actually instead of moss at this point, in a clear jar, so you can monitor and watch root development. can I propagate from a stem and node or do I need a leaf? I got a cutting about two months ago and put it in the jar per your instructions. Hi Ana, a new leaf should grow out of it, despite the tip being brown. Chaos ensued, and stems grew awkwardly horizontal. I have a monstera with several stems and is growing all kinds of new leaves. Opacity makes no difference, it’s just easier to see the roots when it’s clear. As far as getting them to root, the stems won’t be enough – they’ll need a node which turns into the roots. I would fertilize it in a few months once it’s acclimated to the pot. Swiss cheese plants don’t mature enough to produce seeds until they are a year or older. Monty is about 5′ tall and I’m currently using 4-5 stakes to keep him upright. I pulled it out and continued woth my plan to put it in a jar with water. As long as there is some kind of root/node and a petiole/leaf, you should be ok. Thanks for your advice! Water when the top quarter-to-third of the soil feels dry to the touch. Basically you are wrapping the roots in wet moss and creating a moist environment for new roots to grow. Yes, I would try the water method. I am new to monsteras, and this definitely has me worried. From the large plant I was able to break it down to five individual pots now. He’ll be happy as a clam in no time. This little nub is key and will be the ONLY way you can propagate as it turns into a root. I actually just wrote a blog post about this! HI Sammi, I would just repot it! Use a soil that holds moisture but drains really well. If it is just a stem it will look nice in water in a vase, but it will not grow roots. The trunks are 6″ across and each one weighs about 20lbs. The upper and lower part of the node is also looking soft and brownish. I would place the cutting in a glass jar with water until that root acclimates, then you should be able to plant and bring indoors. Plus Monsteras do not mind being somewhat cozy in their pots. The tip is a bit brown where the leaf was. Bummer if I did it wrong. To answer your questions: 1) Monsteras are topical and will die below 40 degrees Fahrenheit, so I recommend putting outdoors in spring/summer/fall and bringing in during winter only. I hope that helps! Thanks for your post, I am trying to learn about how to help my monstera fill out. Thank you for your great article! however, after doing so, the condition of the leaf did not improve and it actually only worsened. Also be sure the vase doesn’t have too much water – it should just cover the node. But what happens to the mother plant (Monty)? Hi Karl! But they do sound healthy and almost ready to pot, you should have nice healthy plants! Monstera deliciosa does best in a bright or partly shaded spot, and needs plenty of space as it can get quite large. You may need to get another cutting. Hopefully I can help you out – and yes, I’d love a cutting! It is also a popular houseplant. Hi Angel! Don’t cut to many damaged leaves off, but if some are yellow/dying/destroyed those can be cut. Thank you.. Hi Debbie – you can! That’s amazing! Hi Branka! Thanks. If it’s the water, I would suggest using rainwater and you should see an improvement. I know they grow much more rapidly outside and you can definitely try propagating. New leaves shoot off from the cut stem (usually horizontally), resulting in a bushier plant. This is wonderful and gave me the courage to take on a variegated cutting which I was terrified I would kill. I hope so too! I tried my first monstera cutting just yesterday. bit dark room… Does it need to put in a full indirect light room to grow root? Hi Catie, I’ve heard it can work, but it takes a very long time, much longer than if a leaf were attached. Good luck! Monty, my Monstera, became just too big in seven short months. Hi is the node you’re talking about the couple cm long little black bit sticking out in your pictures? New leaves will grow where you’ve cut on the original plant. Is it possible to directly place into a new pot and potting mixture? Can I propagate from down low like that? I have never propagated because I get confused by what parts are what and what they’re supposed to look like.. thanks! See above for the full roots that formed – cool right? Choose a stem cutting with several nodes or leaves. Do I have to be careful when cutting roots? It has no roots. 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. Hi there, thank you for this amazing information!! My second question: Do you have a particular potting mix for Monstera that you recommend? Be sure the cutting is in a warm place in bright indirect light. Good luck! Thank you Meng! Monstera deliciosa belongs to the family Araceae and is a popular house plant. Will it stop growing at all and just stay the way it is after the cutting? While the plant’s long aerial roots, which are tentacle-like in nature, will generally take root in soil with ease, propagating Monstera deliciosa by other means can also be achieved. As far as new leaves, monsteras pump out leaves slower is they have less pre-existing leaves, so I would expect to see a new one soon, but it will probably take time. Can you tell me what is the plant with the purple leaves from the picture you posted above called? Hi! A new leaf should pop up in it’s place, but it may take time. Pam. Hi! The tree’s growing out of the driveway, and it doesn’t get a lot of water *and* is in a generally unloved area, so I’d love to propagate it! I’d like to have two cuttings to trim it back and give away to friends and trying to figure out the best way to do that. Share this post! If it’s an older monstera the yellowing is normal, but there should be healthy growth starting. 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