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Monstera plant - help!

MarindalbrooksMarindalbrooks Woodend, Victoria, AustraliaPosts: 9
Hi there :) 

i have recently been given this monstera plant as friends moving. Is there anyway I can encourage the plant to grow upwards, I know I can put in a lattice or pole and tether the branches. Is this the best option? 
Also one of the branches has broken - can I propagate? 
Kind regards
marinda
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  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 33,888
    Hello Marindalbrooks and welcome to the forum. You have actually answered your own question. Yes, you can separate the broken branch from the parent plant  and place in a new pot but the parent plant needs to have support, as you've mentioned, to grow upright. In the wild they grow up tree trunks.
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  • MarindalbrooksMarindalbrooks Woodend, Victoria, AustraliaPosts: 9
    Thank you ladybird4 for your prompt reply! Should I put the broken branch in water for a week or so before repotting? 
  • hogweedhogweed Central ScotlandPosts: 4,037
    If it is a branch/leaf it will not root. If it is an offshoot it should root in water. 
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  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 33,888
    Monsteras will grow from leaf cuttings.
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  • hogweedhogweed Central ScotlandPosts: 4,037
    Only if they have part of the stem attached though. 
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  • MarindalbrooksMarindalbrooks Woodend, Victoria, AustraliaPosts: 9
    I’m pretty sure it is a stem. I’ll take a photo and send it through just to be sure 
  • MarindalbrooksMarindalbrooks Woodend, Victoria, AustraliaPosts: 9

  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 33,888
    Yes Marindalbrooks, you can pot that up and you'll have another plant. You can bury the aerial roots in the pot to help start it off.
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  • MarindalbrooksMarindalbrooks Woodend, Victoria, AustraliaPosts: 9
    Ok so no need to put in water? 
  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 33,888
    No, it will be happy in a pot but keep the compost nice and moist for it.
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