It's been a while since my last post! Sorry about that! I will try to post more and more often now! Especially as Spring is here and it's the perfect time to propagate my plants and talk about it!
I had a few inboxes on Instagram of people asking me how I propagate my monstera, where to cut them, when, how often we need to change the water etc. So I decided to answer all these questions in one post and here we go!
The first thing to know is: Monstera propagation is super simple!
The second thing to know is: The more monsteras you get the happier you are! So stop hesitating and just do it! You won't regret it!
Here is my step by step. All you need is:
- A plant
- Sharp scissors/pruning shears
- Disinfectant (spray, wipe or lotion)
- A vase
- Filtered water ( leave a container of tap water out overnight)
- Rooting hormones (optional but really efficient!)
- Sphagnum moss (optional but it's better than just water)
First of all use some disinfecting lotion or spray to clean you scissors/ pruning shears. It will avoid your plant and cutting to get any bacterial infection. I use some Peroxide on a cloth.
Choose a stem with at least one leaf and cut it just under the node. A node is a little bump or blemish on the stem that occurs just below a leaf or stem.
I hope you find the information helpful. I can't wait to see your monsteras so please tag me in your instagram post :) Don't forget to follow me on Instagram for more tips and more DIY.
Take a deep breath, and just cut! You now have a beautiful cutting!
Dip the cut end of the stem into dry rooting hormone.
If you have some, put some sphagnum moss in your vase, pop your stem and add some filtered water.
Keep the vase in a warm and sunny place (indirect light).
Change the water and rinse the stem once a week. Roots will start to grow after a few weeks!
Here is my cutting after 8 weeks. At this stage it's ready to be transferred in soil. I will write an article about it, stay tuned!
I hope you find the information helpful. I can't wait to see your monsteras so please tag me in your Instagram post :) Don't forget to follow me on Instagram for more tips and more DIY.
Have a wonderful day!