Split leaf philodendrons, also known as monstera deliciosas, are a tropical plant that is very popular in home decor and for houseplants. The split leaves of the plant add a unique texture to any room and make it stand out from other plants. Like many other plants, propagating split leaf philodendron can be done easily with just a few simple steps. In this blog post we will discuss how to propagate your split leaf philodendron so you can enjoy the beauty of the plant in multiple rooms of your home!
What You Need
The first step in propagating your split leaf philodendron is gathering the materials that you need. You will need several tools including: sharp scissors or pruning shears, rooting hormone powder (optional), an old newspaper or paper towels, plastic baggies (or similar containers). Additionally, you will also want to have some potting soil and water on hand before starting.
Steps for Propagation
- Start by cutting off a stem from the main plant.
- Cut below one set of leaves at an angle.
- Dip the end of cut stem into rooting hormone if desired.
- Place cut section onto paper towel or newspaper.
- Cover with plastic baggie and secure shut around stem base.
Watering Tips: When watering your newly planted cuttings make sure not to overwater as this could lead to rot or fungus growth which would damage your new plants.
Fertilizer Tips: You may want to use fertilizer when caring for new cuttings but it should be used sparingly as too much fertilizer could burn delicate young roots.