Mini Monsteras, or Rhaphidophora tetrasperma, have become one of the most popular indoor plants in recent years. Their small size and unique leaf shape make them a great addition to any home or office space. However, buying multiple Mini Monsteras can be quite costly. Luckily, propagating a mini Monstera is an easy and cost-effective way to grow your collection!
In this blog post, we will go over everything you need to know about propagating a Mini Monstera.
What is Propagation?
Propagation refers to the process of growing new plants from existing ones. There are many different methods for propagation such as using seeds, cuttings or grafting. In this post we will focus on how to propagate a Mini Monstera through stem cuttings.
Materials You Will Need
-A rooting hormone (optional)
-A clear plastic bag
-A glass jar
Steps for Propagating A Mini Monstera
1) Choose The Right Stem: When selecting stems for cutting it’s important that they are mature enough but not too woody which makes rooting more difficult.The perfect candidate would be found on healthy branches growth nodes with at least two leaves attached.
2) Cut The Stem: Using pruning shears take 3-5 inch long pieces below any leaves that may interfere with water absorption when rooted.
3) Remove Leaves: Strip off bottom leaves carefully where you plan on placing cutting into potting soil(1-2 inches).
4) Root Hormone(Optional): If available dip your cutting into root hormone powder before planting.No worries if you don’t have it since your cutting can still root without chemical intervention.
5) Pot Your Cutting:The next step is planting your mini monstera stem into fresh potting mix moistened by watering prior .Make sure the soil around the cuttings end has good contact in order to prevent drying out .Then firm the soil around stem to ensure stability.
6) Cover Your Cutting: Covering your cutting with a clear plastic bag or container keeps in moisture while improving humidity for quicker rooting.
7) Place Your Cutting: Find an area that’s well lit but not direct sun where your cuttings can root in peace without external disturbances from pets, children or any curious hands.
8) Keep Soil Moisture Consistent : Check daily for water needs and mist spray inside of the plastic enclosure until new growth appears which indicates successful propagation.
Propagating a Mini Monstera is an easy and cost-effective way to grow your plant collection. By following these simple steps you can have several new plants in no time! Remember, patience is key when propagating as it may take some time before seeing results. With proper care, your new Mini Monsteras will thrive and bring joy into your home or office space.