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Doennis
May 2, 2020 5:32 AM CST
Hello hello,
A few weeks ago I put a few cuttings of my (already droopy Monstera) into water. All of the cuttings developed roots and one of them even a new leaf. Unfortunately all of them are still droopy and the leafs are curled up. I dont really know why this is happening.
The photos show the biggest and healthiest cutting. It is in my bathroom, which has a big, west facing window that is covered with curtains; plus its about 3 feet away from the window. I mist it almost everyday to give it a good amount of humidity.
What am I doing wrong? I am pretty new to taking care of plants, so just let me know what you guys think.



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Name: Gina
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Gina1960
May 2, 2020 6:11 AM CST
well what is happening is that you have those big leaves and one little root trying to maintain them. Very hard for that one root to do all that work. As painful as it might be to you. most people I know that root a lot of cuttings (and I myself also do this) bisect the leaves (cut them in half). This still gives the plant something to photosynthesis with but reduces the amount of plant that the new roots have to try and support by 1/2
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The Hague, The Netherlands
Doennis
May 2, 2020 8:11 AM CST
Thank you for the answer! Yes. That makes a lot of sense. I will cut then down to one leaf each and see how they'll be doing.
Thanks a lot! :)

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