This Is Why Your Monstera Deliciosa Isn’t Propagating

Monstera are a popular choice for first-time propagators and a pretty solid one. They root pretty easily in a variety of substrates, and if they do start to die, they take their sweet time about it. It can be stressful though, especially when it doesn’t seem to be going to plan. And having people say …

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How to Propagate Monstera Deliciosa

There are three main ways to propagate Monstera deliciosa: There’s also wet stick propagation, which I’ll go through at the end. Buying wet sticks from places like Etsy is extremely common, but it’s not always straightforward to get them to grow, so I have a few tips for doing so. Oh, and tissue culture, which …

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How to Propagate Houseplants in Soil (& succeed every time)

Propagating in soil is, in my opinion, a bit riskier than propagating in water, BUT there are definite pros to doing it this way. To significantly increase your chances of success with propagating vining plants, I urge you to leave the cutting attached the plant before you cut it (if the shape of the plant …

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The Planet Houseplant Guide to Spent Nodes

When plant people refer to spent nodes, they’re talking about nodes that are no longer able to produce new growth. I’ve seen some people confuse spent nodes and zombie leaves, but they’re actually kind of opposites. A spent node is a node that won’t grow, a zombie leaf is a leaf that has rooted but …

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How to Make Cuttings Root Faster In Water

There are four key aspects to improve if you want to seriously speed up the time it takes for your house plant propagations to root. Different plants root at different speeds. Snake plants can take months; syngoniums may only take a few weeks. For those of us that live in cold, dark places, it can …

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