Philodendron Selloum, also known as Philodendron bipinnatifidum, is a beautiful and lush plant that has become increasingly popular among houseplant enthusiasts. But what happens when you want to share this beauty with others by propagating it? In this blog post, we will go over the steps on how to propagate your Philodendron Selloum successfully.
What is propagation?
Propagation means creating new plants from existing ones. There are several ways you can propagate a plant – through seeds or cuttings. Propagation via cuttings is often preferred because it produces clones of the parent plant and takes less time for the new plant to reach maturity.
When is the best time to propagate my philodendron selloum?
The best time to take cuttings of your Philodendron Selloum would be during its growing season in spring or summer months when there’s enough sunlight available for optimum growth.
To start off with propagating your Philodendron Selloum, here are some items that you’ll need:
– Pruning Shears
– A pot filled with soil
– Water-filled vase/jar
Steps in propagating philodendron selloum
1. Identify a healthy stem
It’s important only to choose stems from matured plants that have no signs of diseases or pests on them; otherwise, they won’t grow into viable new plants.
2. Cut off a portion of stem
Using sharp pruning shears, carefully snip off a section of about 6 inches (15 cm) long from just below where one leaf meets another.
3.Remove lower leaves
Cut away any leaves at the base so that only two topmost leaves remain if possible.
4.Plant cutting in soil
Dampen up your potting mix without soaking it; then bury at least half length deep into wet soil down one end of the cutting.
5. Water your plant
After burying the cutting in soil, make sure to water it thoroughly and keep the soil moist throughout the propagation process.
6. Keep a watchful eye
For best results place in bright, indirect light, checking often for signs of root growth every few weeks or so. You should begin to notice new roots forming within 3-4 weeks.
7.Transfer propagating Philodendron Selloum into a pot
Once your new plant has developed roots about 1 inch long (2.5 cm) or more on its stem cuttings, you can transplant them into their own pots.
Propagation is an exciting and rewarding experience that not only allows you to share your beautiful plants with others but also helps you save money by not having to buy new ones! By following these steps on how to propagate Philodendron Selloum successfully, you’ll have plenty of lush greenery around your home in no time!