Houseplants forum→How to take cuttings from a vining monstera?

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roofbat
May 15, 2020 12:59 PM CST
Hello!
I have this big beautiful monstera that is about 4 ft tall and currently working on leaf #13. I've been meaning to take some cuttings from it for a while, but I am nervous about the fact that this plant has been growing as a vine (all leaves on one stem, grows taller not out), and what will happen when I cut the growing top off. Will it keep growing upwards, as a vine? Will it start to branch out? I know well enough to take cuttings below the nodes and aerial roots, I am just concerned about how the "mother plant" will continue to grow afterwards.
Thanks!


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Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 35 years
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Gina1960
May 15, 2020 6:22 PM CST
I am not sure why you would want to cut it at this point it is still quite young. If you take a top cutting, the plant will eventually produce a new shoot and continue growing as before. This can take time though.You won;t get more than one new shoot so basically you will end up with the same thing. But, you can root the cutting in the same pot and have a fuller looking plant
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roofbat
May 20, 2020 2:02 PM CST
I would be doing it to give the cuttings to other people. Should I really wait more? this plant is about 2 yrs old.
Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 35 years
Region: Florida Tropicals Aroids
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Gina1960
May 20, 2020 5:05 PM CST
Well, it's up to you. Its so nice, even if it is a single stem. Nice variegation. Its not going to make any more growth that will make more stems anytime soon...some will, some never do. Mine are very old and they do make side shoots that I can take off if I want to. Yours will continue growing from a new offshoot when you take the cuttings which will come out of the node directly below where you cut it
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