Friday, February 24, 2017

How to Root a Stem Cutting from a Monstera Deliciosa in Water.

 Spring is in the air and it's time to get your hands dirty and do all the plant things-design addict mom

How to Root a Stem Cutting from a Monstera Deliciosa in Water-design addict mom
 I completed this propagation process last year, but I am just now getting a chance to share it with you. The monstera deliciosa, also known as the swiss cheese plant/splitleaf philodendron is a tropical plant that has become a popular house plant. Pictured on the right is the "mother monstera" and on the left is the baby from the stem cutting- well, now it's a toddler since it has grown a bit.

Bath time with plants and music

 I was styling a shoot last year and needed to add some greenery in the vertical space, so i cut a stem of my monstera plant and actually taped it in place (pictured but you can't see the tape) to get "the shot." Stylists will do just about anything for 'the shot." You want to be careful when cutting your stem, it is recommended that cuttings should be taken just after a leaf node, removing the bottom-most leaves.

How to Root a Stem Cutting from a Monstera Deliciosa in Water-design addict mom

 Well, after I no longer needed the stem cutting for the photo shoot, i decided to root it in water for planting, so i placed it in this vase with some clean water at room temperature. I made sure to change the water often-every 3 days or so.

How to Root a Stem Cutting from a Monstera Deliciosa in Water-design addict mom

How to Root a Stem Cutting from a Monstera Deliciosa in Water-design addict mom
After a week, little root buds started to form. 

How to Root a Stem Cutting from a Monstera Deliciosa in Water-design addict mom
About a  month later, the roots looked like this so it was time for planting

How to Root a Stem Cutting from a Monstera Deliciosa in Water-design addict mom


Light and Bright Sunroom with plants-design addict mom
This Spring it will be time to repot the main monstera as it has outgrown its current container. I can't wait! xx

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