Hi everyone! Well here we are again more plant posts LOL I can’t pretend and say I’m sorry because I honestly love my plants sooooo much 😃Sharing some tips on propagating one of the most tolerable houseplants I have the pleasure of caring for, Philodendron. My plant is trailing and while I love this I wanted to encourage more growth in the top to make it fuller. So, I’ll take my clippings from the trailing stems.
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Take clippings from your plants carefully. Locate the nodes (looks like a little bump on the stem) Make sure when you cut your stem it has at least 4-5 healthy mature leaves on it.
Cut (use a sharp,clean object) right below the nodes
Once you have your cuttings you can place your stem directly into the soil packing the node into the soil and water it. Make sure you select a size appropriate planter you don’t want to place a small cutting in a huge container. Water weekly until you can lightly tug on the stem and it feels secure. This lets you know that it is rooting. At that point you can water as you normally would.
Or place the stem into a bottle/jar of room temperature water. Remove any leaves that are in the water if you use this method. Within 2-3 weeks you’ll see new roots growing from the nodes. Remember to change the water weekly by replacing with room temperature water each time. Keep these cuttings in a place where they stay nice and warm. The roots grow better. I leave mine in water for a long, long, long, did I say long lol time. I love the way they look growing this way.
Have you tried either of these methods? If so how’d it go? I’d love to hear your experience!
But before you go check out my House plants for beginners post if you haven’t already 😉
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