Once I moved it in the home I think beginning of summer it was big enough for a Large planter. My house is very hot as well. Hi, in this paragraph”keep in mind, I performed this surgery in mid summer…”, the image shows some brown ‘leaves’ on the bottom of stem, is this alright with the plant? Hi is the node you’re talking about the couple cm long little black bit sticking out in your pictures? I did not take any of the stem where the leaves were branching off, however I did take an aerial root and a node. I have it in water right now. Hi Yin – the branch actually just hardens over – but I do have several new smaller leaves from it, though. These holes also allow rain to pass and trickle down to their roots as well. Sorry lol I’m just fascinated/ confused. Good luck! Just wrap the moss around the stem and cover in plastic and leave. Pick a nice planter that’s a tad bit bigger than the circumference of the root ball and use good quality indoor plant soil. I have a plant where there is only two places where new leaves grow so I’m afraid that then I propagate it will now only have one place where new leaves will grow. . Propagating Mona my Monstera for the first time using your technique. Your monstera sounds a bit too young to propagate, usually you need a few stems on a plant or else you may end up doing some damage and it may not recover. Thanks for the great information on Monstera propagation! I may need to see what the stem looks like, but you’ll want to at least cut a chunk off the top – this will encourage side growth. If so, let it dry out and make note of how many days pass until it’s dry. There should always be baby node, but yes you can cut a stem with one of the roots. You may be tempted to propagate a Monstera with just a leaf. I hope this makes sense . Try to cut … How many leaves are on it? Hi Cayce, Young monsteras are very susceptible to overwatering, so be sure you aren’t watering too often, that’s usually what causes leaves to yellow. I change the water every 5 or so days and it is spring time in Australia so I thought it might have grown a root by now! Good luck with your propagating! The goal was taller, rather than wide. I am worried if I cut my mother plant the will be no future growth on the branch I cut! Hi Joy, monsteras do not like harsh, direct sunlight so that can definitely be the problem. Hi Pam, Cutting a piece that includes the node (the little nub in the photos above) is the crucial part in propagating. If its aerial roots get unruly you can trim them, but it's best to just tuck them back into the pot. But also two leaves are starting to yellow. It is too big to stick in water. They’re very easy to grow and propagate well – and are safe for pets! Will it live? But included Fruit and New Leaf. If I’m picturing how your cutting looks (feel free to post a pic) a node should pop up and develop. I soaked it in a 50/50 Peroxide/water mix for 20 minutes, let it air dry then soaked in Superthrive as per the directions. (Ie, like propagating as you’ve shown) Hi there! It has been I water for about 2 months is it time to pot it? You will not see aerial roots in a young Monstera, but as it matures, aerial roots emerge from the … We just acquired a set of corten steel monstera leaves as a garden sculpture. Will a new stem regrow from site where I took the cutting? Hi Angel! I’d definitely suggest starting in water to get the initial root going. , Hi Anastasia, do I really cut the stem off above the new roots when I plant a newly rooted cutting? . If you cut in the right spot (with a node) you should be ok and it will grow new roots. Will it eventually bring new leaves where you cut it? I am super worried. The original cutting area stays healthy and sprouts a new branch which helps keeps the plant looking full. You can also definitely continue to grow the Monstera in water, but eventually the roots will become too large and it will need to be transferred to soil. Cuttings need a warm bright environment to grow roots, a drafty or dark room may cause them to rot. I’m concerned that the root tips are white and gets darker towards the base. Christine. Please advise! I love Monsteras, too! Hi Alina – that’s a tradescantia zebrina, or Wandering Jew. 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. Thanks Abi, I was surprised how easy it was, I have no idea about a phillea or String of Hearts but I think a String of Hearts is made up of multiple little roots nodules so I’m sure it will pretty easy to detach one or two, good luck! Where will the roots come from? And i didn’t know if I should plant it right in soil or put in water? This is wonderful and gave me the courage to take on a variegated cutting which I was terrified I would kill. Abby. You may have to get another cutting, this time with a little node or chunk or root which will then continue to grow. Look no further than this helpful guide from Leaf and Paw. How do you know what size pot to use? I talk a bit about why I keep Monsteras in my home with cats. . Thanks for a helpful post. Hi, Do I have to be careful when cutting roots? I have 2 roots that are outside the plant about 1 1/2” long what should I do with them? You can post one on Leaf and Paw’s facebook page and I’d be happy to take a look! It’s winter so I wasn’t sure if it was a good time to pot. 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. I’m just trying to learn ahead. I did this years ago and that never happened. Your advice is much appreciated. Hi can I just cut a stem at the base and put them in water? I’m in need of some advise too. Plant your cutting in compost – you can add a bit of liquid fertiliser to help it on its way. I had 6 members of the Monstera family. And I know wandering jews can be considered toxic, but I reached out to Cornell University and they confirmed it is safe for pets, it just can’t be consumed in excess. The aerial root by the node where I want to make a cut is rather long. I should probably start this post with a caveat that I’m no expert when it comes to looking after houseplants. So, it seems to be happy. One stem and leaf? 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. -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, i recently bought a monstera plant at a very low price as some leaves have holes eaten by worms. 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. They're not the type of roots that damage walls or surfaces. Basically you are wrapping the roots in wet moss and creating a moist environment for new roots to grow. Can you cut Monstera air roots off? They produce new leaves even though it is February and nature is dead inside. Thanks for this post Cate! Hi Margo, is the leaf going yellow or the stem? The cutting had even grown a new, bright green leaf while it was in water! Don’t worry if the thick brown outer covering of the aerial roots sloughs off, this is normal. Did Monty find his way to grow new leaves where you cut him? I’m only using filtered water. Monstera deliciosa is a fantastic example of an easy care plant that can also can be a low light plant. Thanks for your post, I am trying to learn about how to help my monstera fill out. He is huge now and looks happy. I noticed where she cut on the senior plant a few months ago hasn’t had any new leaves grow since. It slid right off, exposing the white root underneath… I left it off and put it back in the vase with more filtered water, but what the heck is happening and what am I doing wrong? With sharp sheers (I like these) I snipped the stem to include this aerial root or node and leaves in one. However…. Aerial roots in water or soil will develop regular roots as offshoots and this will increase the plant’s ability to draw up water and nutrients. Is there any chance I could send you some pictures of these babies and you could give me advice? Hi, I’m sitting here in tears, drowning my guilt with a glass of wine after cutting “Groot” while my mom continues to laugh at me for being a wimp. Hi! Give the plant a water and voilá you’re done! I would love to keep it in the garden and. Thank you! Cuttings with no leaves take a VERY long time to produce one, so they key is to keep the cutting humid and in a warm sunny place. This plant was rooted last year, and the is well established and has roots growing throughout the pot. Be sure you change the water every 1- days, too. To answer your questions: 1. If they feel plump and firm you should be good. I have a Monstera that is about 10′ tall. I notice as Monty becomes older, more aerial roots form rater than in-ground roots. Hi! So happy it helped you out. I used one of my good ol’ standby pots that’s plastic and sturdy, perfect for starting-out saplings. I’m right, right? Thank you. I went on a 10 day vacation and came home to find that my monstera had grown a lot and sprouted several new leaves. easily by cuttings in water, but also from seeds, or aerial layers. Hi Samantha, all hope may not be lost! There are a lot of aerial roots and 4 big leaves on the top. Maybe I should just replant and be done with it. Monty is about 5′ tall and I’m currently using 4-5 stakes to keep him upright. Nope, it does not hurt the mother plant at all, it actually helps! Also be sure the vase doesn’t have too much water – it should just cover the node. I went to the hospital for a very long time and all my plants died. You can do this all year but it … It has allowed me to fill the house with even more beautiful greenery and it’s given a new lease of life to the older plant. This article is golden! <3. Looking at Monty it looks like there’s a lot of different ‘stems’ in the same pot. Mine is brown too, I’m a bit worry. 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. You … Feel free to use photo but please credit it back to leafandpaw.com, stated somewhere visible. Thanks. Did that stem grow back? They also like high humidity. As far as watering, keep him lightly moist but not soggy. But in my experience any plant I’ve had in a pot without a hole hasn’t lasted very well…. I had a cutting in water for about 6 months and the leaves grew very slowly but the roots blew up. Should i take it out of the water and let it dry for a couple days first before putting it back in the water? Thank you for your guidance…. Hi Ruth, that’s great! I hope that helps! I hope that helps clear the air! In most of the pictures I see of Monsteras the plant looks to be growing up as more of a bushy plant, vs this one that has one long stem with leaves coming off of it in many spots. © 2020 Leaf and Paw. Hi! Any thoughts? I hate pruning plants. Take a leaf-cutting (which may include an aerial root if you like) with a node and put it in water. What I am wondering is is there a way to prune them so that they get more bushy and the stems then produce even more leaves lower on the plant? Two branches have what look like nearly a DOZEN aerial roots, and another has one giant aerial root, but it’s partly embedded in the tree, and I’m worried I’ll kill it if I slice into it. If you want to have a go at propagating an aerial root, young ones are more likely to root than old ones, but there’s no guarantee. I would love to bring this one indoors. While the long aerial roots usually take root in the soil with ease, propagation of Monstera deliciosa can also be accomplished by diverse means. In the meantime, a monstera in a vase makes a beautiful display – I didn’t need to buy fresh flowers for months! I would really appreciate your help. Unfortunately the best thing to do is wait! And how is Monty the Monstera doing? I would let each of those cuttings sit in water for a good three months to develop roots, then, you can reassess and plant them if you see enough development. Does the soil have drainage? I’ll send some pics your way on the leafandpaw Facebook page! I see you recommend putting cuttings in water before potting up. I was wrong apparently. Pat down the top of the soil and make sure the monstera plant is positioned upright. I’m a little nervous about it though. This little nub is key and will be the ONLY way you can propagate as it turns into a root. The less leaves on a cutting, the slower they form new ones. If it has many roots that’s a sure sign! My question is why is my plant leaning towards one side? 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. Hi Barbara – I would love to see a photo! A cutting without any leaves does not have a high chance of survival. He won’t grow any way other than up unless he’s cut down. My Monstera is very happy – 5 feet tall, huge leaves with 20 cuts, a new leaf every month lately – but only a single stem. She set up her blog in 2011, sharing simple design for everyday living. Do you know how long it would take for a new leaf to grow once the cutting is potted? Cut the stem at an angle to increase the amount of water it can uptake in the next step. It looks kind of like kind of like a plant pimple, and is located at a petiole intersection. He just needs some time to recover but should bounce back soon! From the sounds of it, you Monstera might be better off getting pruned quite a bit and benefit from a repotting. The stem will never grow back fully, but depending on where the cutting was cut, you’ll probably end up with some more leaf shoots that will hopefully become branches. Give yours time and plant it in a high quality nutrient-rich soil, place in a bright sunny location, and be patient. Is it a good idea to leave the cutting in longer? Hi, I recently got my hands on 2 fairly unhealthy variegated monstera plants. 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. So I live in Christchurch,New Zealand but grew up in Cali for a number of years with monstera’s all around me. I kept on searching the net for no nodes but to no avail pls help. I use just plain garden stakes like these: https://amzn.to/2M30TFt. 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. Free shipping. Also, monsteras tend to pump out leaves slower in the dead of winter, so seasons are also a factor. So I decided to take cutting to condense the parent and also to get more plants. Keep the cutting in a humid and warm/sunny environment and he should be fine. I have a Monstera variegata I’m thinking about cutting down, but I don’t want to if it might stop it’s growth. The Swiss cheese vine plant prefers full sun but will adapt to partial shade. Unlike most monsteras I see, mine only has two stems.. it has one quite long stem with loads of petioles along the length of it, making it look pretty awkward. Hey there! But ever since she chewed on that one leaf, I never have to worry about her when she naps behind my plants or hits one with her paw to watch it move, because although my cat likes to bite absolutely everything, she has never tried to bite one of my plants again. Feel free to send photos though. 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. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. But they do sound healthy and almost ready to pot, you should have nice healthy plants! Currently, I stuck it in a pot. Exactly what we need here! Hi! You may need to get another cutting. Bummer if I did it wrong. x. Cate St Hill is an interiors writer, stylist and designer based in London. Can you help? Your privacy is important to me, please refer to my privacy policy here. Also, is it best to propagate this in water, or just plant it straight away? Yes, it is probably shocked amongst other things. Thank you in advance. What should I do/what’s going wrong? Plants, including the Monstera genus, are very prolific and will grow back even from a small trimming. I would place that guy in water for a while though, you’ll want to see nice root development before you plant. You may want to give the cutting a clean trim and make sure only healthy stem remains. Nothing is growing off of anything else, but I’ve been getting new leaves like crazy this summer! If I move it to soil how wet do i keep it and is a West or East window (1 ft from the window) best? You can definitely control him by tying him loosely to the bamboo frame (he’ll be fine, just be careful for new growth), or propagating is the best way to sculpt him into a more shrubby look since it allows (usually) horizontal growth to occur. 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. All of them are drooping. Thank you! Thank you. Thanks! Thank you. Hi Kossondra, Depending on where you live, you can purchase a Monstera online (Amazon had them here) and have it shipped to you. Can I propagate it again on the same spot? however, after doing so, the condition of the leaf did not improve and it actually only worsened. Anastasia – , I recently stumbled upon a variegated monstera plant, I was able to get a good chunk of the matured root base but unfortunately the leaf that was attached snapped off!!! Take the Monstera out of the soil and discard it. Either way, place it in water. It depends. It will also grow quicker in soil. To answer your second question, I just use an organic indoor plant soil with a bit of perlite/orchid mix and rocks at the bottom of the pot. The same spot has 3 arial root already, so I think it wold be good to propagate there. I have a question about the Monstera that I can’t find anywhere on the internet. In lots, but not all instances, these nodes eventually grow into aerial roots, which is what the plant uses to attach to and climb vertical surfaces. Hi Anastasia, refreshing to find your page on these beautiful plants. Hi Debbie – you won’t be able to propagate from just a leaf and stem. To propagate a Monstera, keep in mind the following steps: Get a stem cutting with a few leaves and nodes or aerial roots. Feel free to send pics to my facebook page too! You can definitely save your plant, just keep it in medium sun to recover, away from drafts. Very cool in a garden that includes the real thing! I read somewhere I should expect spindly white roots to form out of the stem where it was cut but I don’t know if that’s true. To look after your monstera plant, water about once a week when the top layer of soil has dried out. However, if they are mushy or smell bad, that means the plant is dying. I’ve been letting it sit in water since then and have some new roots! Just a leaf with a stem will not produce roots, it has to have a node. Does you cat try to eat your monstera? Thank you so much! It does – and cutting back will help it produce another branch, just be sure not to cut it if it’s too young. There is some sprouting and a devemoping root at the node. Roots or aerial roots. I hope that helps! My first question: I recently repotted some rooted Monstera plants, but decided to put them in separate pots. Hi Eugenia, Yeah that isn’t a good sign, it should not be turning any kind of brown, especially after only a few days. I am thinking if i should repot the whole plant or propagate from part of it. Hi! Seeing any root development is a good sign. They just tend to grow better by themselves, plus Monsteras do grow quick! Hi, Roots are still growing though. Please help! They will, but you may want to try sphagnum moss instead since there are no leaves. Some Monstera lovers have reported growing indoor aerial roots that were over three feet long. You mentioned it that winter time will probably don’t works but here in Italy we are in south we have nice weather always sunny just nice not so cold.. He’s indoors in a huge northwest window. Thanks for the helpful info. I bought a cutting and it is doing good. Thank you so much for the blog !! Thanks for the informative article. Silly me filled the whole thing up with dirt to put my baby in. Those stems will look great in a vase though! Variegated Monstera's sort of fill that void. The fear stems from the idea that I will either: But Monty was too big. Hi! I hope that helps! It’s really for larger, woody plants with chunky stems like fiddle leaf figs and rubber tress, but it works for monsteras too. Both mini Montys are happier than ever. In nature, Monsteras use their aerial roots to climb up trees. Feel free to post photos of your Monstera (either here or on leafandpaw’s Facebook page) and I’d be happy to give you more help! What soil would you recommend and size of the pot? We’re lucky enough to be able to grow monsteras outside in Northland, NZ. Monty has a similar issue at this point as well and I’m just planning on taking the top set of petioles too. It will take a few weeks for the first shoots to come out. As an indoor plant they don’t really do much but I don’t like to cut them off. And who doesn’t love the thought of having little Monsteras around. I had to do something. Don’t overwater either, just keep the soil moist. Although it is also possible to cut a Monstera without aerial roots. Considering it seems like the Mother plant is a large Monstera, I would keep each cutting to one pot each. Also I would check for bugs as new cuttings are very prone to bugs. 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. Hi Emily – you are too lucky to live in a place with wild monsteras! Hello to Monty’s Mum! The new roots are about a half an inch. Would you suggest to plant multiple propagations in one pot to create a super full plant? With three new roots, I’m thinking a 6″ pot should be good and yes, after 2 months it should be ok to pot up! My cat chewed on a leaf of my monstera once.. and she hasn’t chewed on another plant in th house since.. and I am an avid aroid lover and am always on the hunt for plants to add to my collection, so I have aroids absolutely everywhere in my apartment. Hi – thank you so much for this blog post! A regular potting mix is too stodgy by itself and will not help with root rot. Those are their aerial roots, which are what the Monstera uses to grab onto trees in nature. Don’t root them in water unless you are going to grow it in water. It’s indoor and I have one of those purple grow lights on it to supplement the nirthern facing window light. I was wondering if I could use Spanish moss in lieu of Sphagnum moss. Mine is just starting to look a little stemmy, but still really nice, so I only want to cut if it will help maintain its full shape. But what happens to the mother plant (Monty)? Hi! I’m in desperate need of help. Hi Payton, the roots do turn brown naturally as the plant matures in water, so you should be ok! 2)You should be fine, as it sounds like a very mature and healthy plant. Ps, there is what looks to be the beginning of a new leaf, do you think this will continue to mature since it was uprooted? This pest blog post might help. Thank you for asking and sharing! Congrats Megan! They are not quite the same thing as they come from different plant families. You can always try a rig with twist ties, get a taller jar (like I did) or lean the plant on the jar lip to keep it centered. After researching online, i found out that the roots might be rotting and checked for it. Thanks for this article! A plant should never stop growing and it definitely sounds pot bound. When I got back, the root is much longer, plus another root has formed, plus a million of the tiny white roots are coming off the original root, PLUS a new leaf is unfurling. I hope you check back often for lots of helpful hints. Do you have any advice? That makes me so nervous. If you haven’t already, you can read my post about Monty, my Monstera here: https://leafandpaw.com/2017/03/21/indoor-plants-monstera/. I’m happy to send you some suggestions! A node looks like a little bump or blemish on the stem that occurs just below a leaf or stem. I hope so too! please help! Hi Mary Ann! If you have cat who does like eating plants, I would stick with pet-safe plants only. I have two Monstera plants that I got when we closed an office and someone left the plant behind. They all seem very old with big beaches and stems (some branches are brown and woody-ish). I’d love to post a pic, but I don’t see an option on the site! Hi! That’s amazing! I’m thoroughly enjoying bringing more greenery into my home and slowly nurturing something. Did I miss out on the aerial root? I’m so terrified of propagating my plant but your post made me want to try. 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