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Tropicals & Tender Perennials: How to get cuttings from a Monstera?

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Caddo Mills, TX
(Zone 8a)

February 20, 2010
3:34 AM

Post #7573217

I have a huge monstera that I need to get cuttings from. Can anyone tell me how or where to go to find out how to do it properly?
Thanks Tina

February 21, 2010
12:09 AM

Post #7575256

Monsteras usually put out roots at the leaf nodes, especially lower down on the stem. I just leave the plant how it is and cut between the rooted nodes. Left for a while, the nodes heal over and sprout shoots. Once they're established they can be moved out. There might be better methods but that one works for me.

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Louisville, KY

February 21, 2010
12:11 AM

Post #7575261

Take a cutting with 3 to 4 nodes or leaves and be sure to get some aerial roots they will transform into feeder roots once in the ground. To large of a cutting will result in death to the top portion of the plant. I usually get cuttings with 3 to 5 leaves.
Sarasota, FL

April 4, 2010
12:36 PM

Post #7679391

Beware of getting sap in your eyes; a friend of mine just had that happen 4 days ago and he's still suffering. He did go to the opthamologist. Must be calcium oxalate crystals.

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