Monstera deliciosa can be propagated in several ways, including using stem cuttings, division, or air layering.
Monstera plant propagation by cuttings
- Choose a healthy tall stem with at least two leaves or more and nodes.
- Cut the stem right below a node, leaving at least one leaf on the stem.
- Dip the cutting in rooting hormone powder.
- Put the cutting in a pot filled with a well-draining potting mix.
- Keep the soil consistently moist and in a warm, agood light location .
- Roots should start to form within a few weeks, and new growth will emerge from the remaining leaf.
Monstera deliciosa propagation by Division
- Carefully remove the plant from its pot and root ball.
- Separate the plant into multiple sections, making sure each section has its own roots and leaves.
- Plant each section in its own pot filled with a well-draining potting mix.
- Keep the soil consistently moist and in a warm, bright location.
- New growth should emerge from each section within a few weeks.
Monstera deliciosa propagation by air layring
To propagate your monstera plant using air layering, you’ll need a few materials, including a sharp knife, plastic wrap, sphagnum moss, and rooting hormone (optional). Here are the steps to follow:
1. Choose a healthy good stem on your monstera deliciosa plant that is about the thickness of a big pencil or larger. Make a circular cut around the stem about 1 inch below a leaf node not large than this.
2. Make a straight cut down from the circular cut to create a 2-inch long wound on the stem.
3. Wound the stem by scraping away the outer layer of bark around the 2-inch cut using a clean, sharp blade.
4. Apply rooting hormone on the wound you can use cinnamon instead
(Optional, speeds up rooting process)
5. Pack sphagnum moss around the wound so tight and secure it with plastic wrap.
6. Moisturize the sphagnum moss once a week or two , without removing the plastic
7. After 5-7 weeks, roots should have grown on the wound. You can choose to leave the plastic wrap on longer to further strengthen the roots.
8. Cut the new sprouting monstera plant just below the newly formed roots and plant it in a container with fresh potting soil its important to chose agood mix soil in the container.
9. finally, enjoy your new monstera deliciosa baby plant!
Air layering a monstera plant is a fun and relatively easy way to produce a new plant that looks just like the parent plant. With a little patience, you can produce a healthy new plant for your collection by following these simple steps.
Each of these propagation methods can be effective, and the implementation can depend on your your preferences and available resources because its take time . It’s important to provide the right conditions for the plant to thrive, including good drainage, consistent moisture, and bright, indirect light.