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Mastering Monstera Deliciosa Propagation: A Step-by-Step Guide

Propagating Monstera Deliciosa is an exciting way to expand your collection of these iconic houseplants. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced plant parent, learning to propagate your Monstera can be a rewarding and cost-effective project. In this guide, I will walk you through the essential steps and tips to successfully clone your beloved Monstera, helping you fill your home with gorgeous greenery without breaking the bank.

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Why Propagate the Monstera Deliciosa?

Propagating Monstera Deliciosa is a rewarding experience for both beginner and seasoned plant enthusiasts. Here are some reasons why propagation is a fantastic idea:

  • Cost-Effective: Propagation allows you to expand your plant collection without spending money on new plants. By taking cuttings from your existing Monstera, you can grow new plants for free.
  • Expands Your Collection: If you love Monstera Deliciosa, propagation is a great way to increase the number of these stunning plants in your home. More Monstera means more lush, green beauty to enjoy.
  • Makes Great Gifts: Propagated Monstera plants make thoughtful and unique gifts. Sharing a plant that you have grown yourself adds a personal touch to any occasion.
  • Personal Satisfaction: There’s a unique joy in watching a new plant grow from a cutting. It’s a rewarding process that enhances your connection with nature and your plants.
  • Healthier Plants: Propagation can also benefit the mother plant. By pruning and taking cuttings, you encourage new growth, which keeps the plant healthy and vigorous.

Why I Love Propagating my Monstera Deliciosas

When I was a teenager, I had a huge Monstera Deliciosa that thrived with little effort from me. It grew and grew, filling my space with its beautiful leaves. When I moved out, I started reading about how to care for it and learned about propagation. I knew I wanted to grow my plant collection, so I decided to give it a try.

Taking my first cutting was both exciting and nerve-wracking. Watching the roots grow felt like a small miracle each time. Now, I have four huge “babies” from my original plant, and more are on the way. Each new plant is a reminder of my journey with Monstera. So far, I have not had the heart to give away any of my babies. Propagation has brought me so much joy and confidence in caring for plants. It’s a simple, rewarding process that I think every plant lover should try.


Step-by-Step Guide to Propagating Monstera Deliciosa in Water

1. Choose a Healthy Stem
  • Select a healthy mother plant with plenty of leaves and no pests or diseases.
  • Make sure your Monstera is watered the day before you start.
2. Gather Supplies
  • You’ll need a glass jar or vase filled with fresh, filtered or rainwater.
  • Use sharp scissors or pruning shears. Soak them in a diluted bleach or alcohol solution to disinfect them.
3. Take the Cutting
  • Find a stem with at least one node, an aerial root, and preferably two leaves.
  • Cut just below the node, where the stem branches out and grows.
4. Disinfect the Cutting
  • Optionally, apply ground cinnamon to the cut section of the mother plant to prevent disease and promote root growth.
  • Allow the cutting to dry a little bit.
5. Place the Cutting in Water
  • Put the cutting in the glass jar, submerging the node while keeping the leaves above water.
  • Use filtered or rainwater, and place the jar in a spot with bright, indirect light.
6. Let Roots Grow
  • Change the water every three to five days to keep it fresh.
  • Monitor the cutting for healthy root growth, which usually takes a few weeks.
  • Roots should be about two inches long before transferring to soil.
7. Plant the Cutting in Soil
  • Choose a pot with drainage holes and fill it with well-draining soil.
  • Gently plant the cutting and water it thoroughly.
  • Keep the newly potted Monstera in bright, indirect light and maintain proper humidity and watering.

Tips for Success

  • Propagate during the active growing seasons of spring and summer for the best results.
  • Avoid propagating in winter, as the plant is in its dormant phase.
  • Healthy roots typically develop within a few weeks, and new leaf growth can take a few months.

Propagating Monstera Deliciosa is a joyful and rewarding experience. It allows you to expand your plant collection without spending extra money and provides the satisfaction of watching new growth develop. Each new plant deepens your connection to nature and brings a sense of accomplishment. Plus, propagated Monsteras make thoughtful gifts for friends and family.

Download my Free Monstera Deliciosa Guide

For more detailed tips and advice on caring for your Monstera Deliciosa, download my FREE Beginner’s Guide to Monstera Deliciosa Care. This guide covers everything from basic care to advanced techniques, ensuring your Monstera thrives. Check it out for more helpful information and take your plant care skills to the next level!


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Anja

Part-time student, part-time social media manager, and always a plant enthusiast. When I'm not hitting the books or scrolling in the digital world, I like getting my hands dirty in the soil or my legs burning on my gravel bike. My green thumb isn't perfect, but my thriving Monstera Deliciosas might disagree.

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6 thoughts on “Mastering Monstera Deliciosa Propagation: A Step-by-Step Guide

    1. Awesome! I’m thrilled for you and your new Monstera! Feel free to reach out if you need any more tips. Happy planting! 😊

  1. Thanks for the detailed explanation – I will definitely try to create a baby monstera because of you blog post – thanks for the inspiration!

    1. I’m so glad you found the post inspiring! Good luck with your baby monstera—it’s going to be a great addition to your plant family. If you have any questions along the way, feel free to reach out. Happy planting! 🙂

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