Plant ID forum: What is this plant?

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Rez
Oct 26, 2016 10:34 AM CST

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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Oct 26, 2016 10:46 AM CST
Monstera deliciosa, I think
Virginia (Zone 7a)
Rez
Oct 26, 2016 11:01 AM CST
Thanks I think you're right (using an image search). This plant has some long tubes that look a bit like roots but are out of the soil. Can it be propagated by cutting them?
Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

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plantladylin
Oct 26, 2016 12:59 PM CST
Yes, Split-leaf Philodendron (Monstera deliciosa)

Those long "tubes" are adventitious roots looking for something to grab onto for climbing. If those roots reach the ground, they will naturally travel into the soil. To propagate your plant, you will need a piece of stem. This is a photo of a stem that broke off of my Monstera deliciosa plant a few weeks ago; I stuck it in water until I could find time to plant it.


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Name: Carter Mayer
Houston, TX (Zone 9b)
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Carter
Oct 26, 2016 2:04 PM CST
More specifically, this is Monstera deliciosa var. borsigiana. It's a somwhat smaller and more "viney" variety of Monstera deliciosa. Mind you, I said "somewhat smaller" - once this one gets going and climbing, it's leaves can still get pretty large!
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plantladylin
Oct 26, 2016 2:10 PM CST
More information on both M. deliciosa and M. deliciosa var. borsigiana on this page http://www.exoticrainforest.co...
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Virginia (Zone 7a)
Rez
Oct 27, 2016 7:43 AM CST
Thanks. There are buds on the adventitious roots. It seems from this article that one can propagate a plant from root cuttings: https://www.ndsu.edu/pubweb/ch...

Name: Carter Mayer
Houston, TX (Zone 9b)
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Carter
Oct 27, 2016 12:57 PM CST
You can fairly easily propagate them from stem cuttings, but not from the root alone. In you original picture, the stem is along the top center of the pic - what the leaf petioles are directly attached to. All of the long, thin, brown (almost rope-like) strands that are coming out and coiled on the tabletop next to the red pot are the air roots. In nature these are for stabilization as well as nutrient absorption, but new plants cannot be started from just those roots themselves. A portion of the stem must be attached.
Name: Laurie b
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lauriebasler
Oct 27, 2016 9:11 PM CST
@Carter, are you a botanist. Your knowledge impresses me enough I have found myself becoming nosey and wondering if you teach at a college, or some other important botanist duty like saving the planet from noxious weeds or something. He he. Always nice to hear from you,
Name: Carter Mayer
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Carter
Oct 31, 2016 9:12 PM CST
lauriebasler said:@Carter, are you a botanist. Your knowledge impresses me enough I have found myself becoming nosey and wondering if you teach at a college, or some other important botanist duty like saving the planet from noxious weeds or something. He he. Always nice to hear from you,


Lol, thanks, Laurie! No, I really am just a hobbyist grower/collector and love growing and reading about plants. I've been avidly doing so for about 20 years now. It certainly helps in this particular case that M. deliciosa happens to be one of my favorite plants! Green Grin!

Name: Laurie b
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lauriebasler
Oct 31, 2016 11:16 PM CST
Well you are excellent at mentoring here!

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plantmanager
Nov 3, 2016 10:03 AM CST
I agree Thank you, carter for all of your information and help! @lauriebasler, please check your treemail for a message. Thanks!
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