thanks for the great instructions. Propagating a Monstera Deliciosa in water may appear easy, but it requires a level of caution. So much for outlining this so clearly, can’t wait to do mine, which appears to be a distant cousin of Monte’s…, I love your cat! The leaves will be small for a bit until the cutting becomes established. Will the cutting root if I snip off a bit of the aerial root to fit it in a glass jar? Yes it does! In the meantime, keep them in bright light and the soil lightly moist. Hi Jackson, the method I describe is considered a type of air layering, but yes, the method you mention definitely is. The roots are no longer in the dirt and it looks like it’s trying to climb out of the pot which is somewhat creeping me out. You can now treat it like an already growing Monstera Deliciosa. In addition, the seeds may be difficult to come by, as it can take anywhere from a year or more before mature fruit is produced by flowers. Soil propagation can be slower but it yields the same result if all goes well: a brand new Monstera plant. Pot in new soil and monitor for bugs. Taking whole leaf cuttings is a suitable method of propagation for plants such as Sinningia (syn. This little nub is key and will be the ONLY way you can propagate as it turns into a root. And, this was the biology behind variegated monstera in a nutshell. What should I do?! Would you suggest to plant multiple propagations in one pot to create a super full plant? Leaves without a stem attached will not reproduce. Hi Mary Ann! Hi Anastasia, refreshing to find your page on these beautiful plants. However, once they appear, you will not have to repot your Monstera. <3. I got a monstera cutting a few weeks ago and it has been sitting in water since then. Yes, pruning does encourage more growth and depending on where you prune you may end up with a more compact plant, but it really depends on where you take the cuttings. Propagating Mona my Monstera for the first time using your technique. Hope that helps! The seeds emerge because the plant has a way of growing towards darkness, searching for a place to climb. Thanksss! Good luck! Give yours time and plant it in a high quality nutrient-rich soil, place in a bright sunny location, and be patient. Looks like large scorch marks on leaves. Hi Kristin, any cutting that you are propagating should include a root and there shouldn’t be any reason to cut the stem off a new cutting. M onstera deliciosa is a flowering plant species from the Araceae family that originates from tropical forests of southern Mexico, south to Panama. The Monstera Deliciosa is a robust growing houseplant with serrated leaves that could overpower your gardening corner in six months. Just a leaf with a stem will not produce roots, it has to have a node. Thank you for this post! Thanks! I have two Monstera plants that I got when we closed an office and someone left the plant behind. Hi Kate, I would leave as much of the leaves as you can, but once they turn brown they should be cut off. I have just started trying this in water and the leaves are turning yellow on some. I would do bottled water and you’ll want to submerge the node and aerial root, leave the leaves and most of the stem above water, the roots are really what need to be in water. I let it sit in water for a few days before transferring it into a well drained pot with soil. Hi Margo, is the leaf going yellow or the stem? I have 2 roots that are outside the plant about 1 1/2” long what should I do with them? Unfortunately the best thing to do is wait! Hi Catie, I’ve heard it can work, but it takes a very long time, much longer than if a leaf were attached. Id hate to lose it 🙁. Usually there are nodes at every place there is a leaf so you should be fine to cut where there is a leaf. Hi Krysten! I’d love to post a pic, but I don’t see an option on the site! The most common method is taking stem cuttings. Thanks. There should be at least 5 chubby white roots. The Asclepias Incarnata (Rose Milkweed) Full Care Guide. The new roots are about a half an inch. Share this post! Can I have a cutting, too? Hello, I’m propagating a Monsterra from a single node with a leaf but the leaf seems to be slowly dying off. Keep them in a humid and bright location and they should show a new leaf in 2-4 months after planting. I have a cat that enjoys chewing on my plants, and am concerned about his taste for greenery as I introduce new species into the household. I kept my new cuttings (both in the water vase and after I planted them in soil a few months later) in a warm bright location which definitely helps with roots growth and development. Method: The Siltepecana plant has aerial roots on the nodes. The rarer varieties (such as the variegated deliciosa) are still expensive and hard to come by. Would that work.? Either way it sounds like a healthy little guy! I know they grow much more rapidly outside and you can definitely try propagating. Thank you for your very informative article! It’s really for larger, woody plants with chunky stems like fiddle leaf figs and rubber tress, but it works for monsteras too. Such can be a frustrating wait for propagation. Congrats on your find. There are already about 5-6 small roots shooting out and they are already over an inch long. I adopted my Charlie as he was unwanted. It’s been 2 months now and there are no new leaves. In this particualr instance, I went with the second option. Hello! I saw that you plant did that too and so is there anything I should do? Just wrap the moss around the stem and cover in plastic and leave. Now, I did my research on the best way to propagate, mind you, but I was still terrified. The shoots of the new plant will then form from the axillary bud. There’s no harm in trying, Robert. Saintpaulia) and Peperomia. Check out L&P’s other propagation posts, too, on propagating Watermelon Peperomia and Rubber Trees. 🙂, 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!!! Or maybe a I could just put a node, without a leaf, in a pot with water ? Hi! But they do sound healthy and almost ready to pot, you should have nice healthy plants! Gloxinia), African violet (Streptocarpus syn. Also, you can try asking those local nurseries if there is a way to order one for you, usually they buy bulk plants from a larger tropics company who will sell them. I would fertilize it in a few months once it’s acclimated to the pot. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Sure you can send me a photo on IG or facebook, but the aerial roots or nodes will look like little nubs. 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. -All philodendrons are toxic, but I have not had any worries about my cats eating them. Should i be worried? 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? Hello, Happy growing! This won’t work, I’ve tried. Roots like the humidity and dampness the moss bring so they develop quickly.