Philodendron Brasil is a beautiful and popular plant that is relatively easy to care for. It comes from the Araceae family and has vivid green leaves with yellow stripes or patches in the middle, which make it an exciting addition to any household.
The best thing about Philodendron Brasil is how easily they can be propagated. Propagation is simply the process of taking cuttings from already established plants, which then grow roots and become new plants themselves. In this post, we will guide you through how to propagate your Philodendron Brasil successfully.
What you need:
– A healthy and mature Philodendron Brasil plant.
– A clean pair of scissors or pruning shears.
– A pot filled with well-draining soil mix.
– Watering can or spray bottle
– Plastic bag
Preparing the cutting:
Before starting propagation, ensure that your parent plant is healthy by checking its leaves for any signs of pests, disease or damage. Ensure also that it has enough stems so as not to weaken it too much.
Take sharp scissors/pruning shears and sterilize them using rubbing alcohol before cutting if not already done so. This reduces the risk of infecting both mother plant & newly propagating shoots.
Next identify where you want your cutting; look out for a leaf node just below an existing leaf on a stem without flowers (the point at which one or more leaves are attached).
Cut just below this node making sure that there are least two nodes left on stem – this allows for multiple growth points when rooting begins! The length should be between 6” – 8”. Remove all lower leaves except those closest to your top node as these provide energy needed during rooting process
Once you have prepared your cutting carefully place in water ensuring only bottom half submerges – too much water could cause rotting before rooting occurs!
In around four weeks if everything goes well roots should have emerged – when you see around an inch of roots, it is time to move your cutting into soil.
Find a pot filled with well-draining potting mix and make a hole in the center for placing your plant. The hole should be deep enough so that the bottom node rests just above the soil line. Place some fertilizer at this stage (NPK 10:10:10) will do.
After planting, water thoroughly & place a plastic bag over top of pot container – this creates humidity which aids rooting process immensely! Check daily to ensure moisture remains at optimal level
Once your Philodendron Brasil has established new growth, remove plastic bag from pot container & continue caring for as you would any other houseplant!
In conclusion, propagating Philodendron Brasil is an easy way to have multiple plants without having to purchase more. It’s also quite satisfying seeing new life sprout out from cuttings taken from healthy mature plants! By carefully following these steps outlined above you too can propagate beautiful philodenrons brasil successfully.