June 29th, 2018
Propagating a monstera.
A few weeks ago I recommended a small book about plants, which teaches you not only how to properly care for different indoor plants, but also how to create new ones from the what you already have.
The monstera is quite popular at the moment, and it seemed easy enough to propagate, so I gave it a go myself!
I realise this is such a specific post, but I loved seeing the stem grow roots and be able to pot it after a few weeks, so I wanted to share what I did.
First, you wanna look at the stems, and whenever you see one of those leaf nodes, leave about a cm under it and cut off the stem, at an angle, with a sharp knife (scissor may ruin the flow).
Let it sit in a jar full of water for a couple of weeks. Pretty soon you will start noticing the leaf node growing in length and some baby roots will appear.
I waited 3 weeks, and this is how much the roots grew. It seemed ready to be potted!
I got some soil that is specifically used to grow plants that are made from cuttings, just to give it a better chance at settling.
And here is Edgy, already in love with his new friend.
Not sure people will find this useful or care, but I was happy to see this first monstera cutting going so well that I wanted to share it!