Monstera deliciosa is a tropical plant native to South and Central America. It’s well known for its large, deeply lobed leaves that are often variegated. The dramatic foliage makes it a popular choice for both indoor and outdoor landscaping projects. Propagating Monstera deliciosa plants from cuttings is an easy way to get more out of your existing plant or share with friends.
Steps To Take
The first step in propagating Monstera deliciosa plants is selecting the right cutting material. Look for healthy stems with at least two nodes –the swollen sections where the stem meets the leaf– on each stem, as these will be the points of new growth once rooted in soil or water. Once you’ve chosen your cuttings, carefully snip them off just below one of the nodes using clean scissors or garden clippers sterilized with rubbing alcohol between cuts if possible.
Next, prepare your rooting medium by filling a pot or container with either moistened sphagnum moss, perlite and peat mix, regular potting soil mixed with sand (1:1), vermiculite-rich soil mixture (equal amounts of peat moss and vermiculite) or even water alone if desired since Monsteras can root in water too! Before planting your cuttings into their new home, it helps to dip them into some rooting hormone powder first which can be purchased online at any gardening store; this will help accelerate the rooting process slightly but isn’t necessary if you don’t have access to it.
Now comes time to actually put those cuttings into their new environment! Stick each cutting about halfway down into its respective medium being sure not to push so far that they become unstable; tamp down around them gently when done before continuing on until all are planted securely then give everything one last light misting from above so as not too disturb roots already established in wetter conditions than what we’re about provide now (if applicable).
Finally cover everything up lightly but securely ensuring no direct sunlight shines through onto our delicate little babies –this encourages mold growth– before setting aside somewhere warm indoors away from drafts like near heating vents etc… Water every few days until rooted firmly enough not move when tugged upon slightly without breaking apart nor uprooting entirely again; over watering should also be avoided as excess moisture leads quickly lead our tender buds towards rot rather than success here too! If successful within 4 weeks (give or take depending on environmental conditions) roots should begin forming along each node point followed soon thereafter by small yet steady leaf production signaling another beautiful addition has been welcomed among us!
Now you know how to propagate Monstera deliciosa plants easily using simple tools available almost anywhere plus knowledge suitable enough even novice gardeners can succeed here given proper care & patience naturally