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.
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