Ask a Question forum: Does a new plant grow when a monstera arial root reaches the ground?

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Virginia (Zone 7a)
Rez
May 19, 2017 8:25 AM CST
Or does it just grow new roots for the original plant??
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DaisyI
May 19, 2017 2:07 PM CST
Monstera are supposed to climb - the arial roots are what helps them attach themselves to whatever tree trunk they are growing up. I have never heard of a new plant starting from an arial root, though.
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Virginia (Zone 7a)
Rez
May 20, 2017 4:57 AM CST
I once planted an aerial root in soil and it started spreading roots but then I hat to cut it.
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Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
May 20, 2017 9:45 AM CST
Yes, I think that's all it would do - grow more roots.
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