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Monstera plant - help!



  • hogweedhogweed Posts: 4,053
    If you make a nice clean cut on the stem half way between the bottom leaf and the end, wait for a day or so for it to callus and then pot it up and keep moist. It will root in water if you want to try it that way. 
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  • I’m sorry guys I’m confused. I would like to be able to save the plant and help it to grow properly. 
  • Do i
    - air layer
    - put in water
    - straight into pot or
    - cut stem 
    sorry I’m a novice :( 
  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 37,242
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  • Thank you :) 
  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 37,242
    You are most welcome.
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  • UpNorthUpNorth Posts: 376

    I had a perfectly healthy but getting too large/mis-shaped Monstera, so about two weeks back i have cut off stems (sharpest knife you have) and potted up three mentioned above, ideally with that brown flexible root you might see.     

    i'm spraying tap water on the leaves every day to try keep it moist ( it can't take much water through the roots yet, they haven't formed!)....suggest you do the same....just find any spray bottle you have, empty/clean and use that.

    you might find it useful to put the cutting into water first, if you're not confident with with choosing the right soil etc.   Change the water every few days.   you should see roots in a few weeks time, even if tiny.

    good luck with it....keep us posted with pictures as you progress!
  • Awesome. Thanks to everyone for their advice. Will keep updated :) 
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