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cmfg
Jun 12, 2020 4:16 PM CST
Hello.

I had to trim one of the leaves on my Monstera Deliciosa. I understand that another leaf will not form at the end of this stem, but I was wondering if/where I could prune the stem to promote growth of another stem? I do not want to lose the stem to the left of the one that I pruned.

Thanks,
Chris
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Name: Gina
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Gina1960
Jun 12, 2020 7:03 PM CST
How far down did you prune that? That was your main apical petiole. If you just cut the leaf off, no big. New leaves will come from that stem provided you did not cut it too far down into the cataphyll
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cmfg
Jun 12, 2020 7:22 PM CST
Gina1960 said:How far down did you prune that? That was your main apical petiole. If you just cut the leaf off, no big. New leaves will come from that stem provided you did not cut it too far down into the cataphyll


hi gina - i trimmed it pretty close to the leaf, the end of the stem is now brown. it's been about a month since i trimmed it & a handful of other stems/leaves have sprouted in other places. will a new leaf grow out of the brown at the end of the stem or can i do something to promote that?
Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 35 years
Region: Florida Tropicals Aroids
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Gina1960
Jun 13, 2020 5:39 AM CST
The petiole you cut the leaf off of will never produce anything from the tip of it. The new leaf will come from the V junction between the 2 petioles. That thin layer of tissue at the base of each separate stem if you will is the cataphyll. That is where new leaves emerge. The cataphyll in Monstera deliciosa is persistent, meaning it turns brown after a new leaf emerges but does not fall off.
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