If you are looking for an easy houseplant the Monstera is a good option. Monsteras belong to the Philodendron family and are very popular thanks to their heart-shaped leaves. Besides taking care of Monstera, propagating a Monstera is also very easy. This is mainly because the Monstera grows aerial roots.
- Glass, vase or mug with water
- Optional: plant rooting powder
Step-by-step plan for the propagation of a Monstera
- To be on the safe side, clean a knife with pure alcohol or disinfectant.
- You can propagate a Monstera with or without aerial root. In case of an aerial root, cut off a cutting at an angle under the aerial root. If there is no aerial root it is best to cut the cutting at an angle.
- Then apply some rooting powder to the wound of the cutting and mother plant. Let the powder dry well.
- It is not a problem if you do not have any rooting powder. Although the rooting powder can stimulate root growth.
- Then place the cutting in a vase with water.
- Make sure that no leaf touches the water. Should this be the case, remove this leaf.
- Change the water weekly so that no algae can form.
- After a few weeks, enough roots will have developed to move the cutting from water to soil.