gasrocks said:New leaves give you feedback as to current conditions. That is why it is a great plant for beginners. If the plant get moved or conditions change, new leaves will you this by not being as dramatic as older leaves. With that vine you first get plain, small heart shaped leaves. They get bigger, Then splits show up. Then holes. That is if it is growing in a good place. Gene
this is what your Monstera will do when it makes a new offshoot (sucker). It will just put out a new shoot off the main stem that starts going off in a new direction. These can occur at any point on a stem....low to the ground. or high up on a stem. They can either grow kind of waving in the air until they hit something that their adventitious roots can latch on to, then they will stick and start climbing, or, they can grow down to the ground, root into the soil, and run along the forest floor until the run into something to climb. So new shoots will not generally emerge from under the soil, rather, they emerge above the soil. I have had them come out at soil level on some of my variegated monsteras, however....I let those run on the ground until they have a good root system then I propagate them off to start a new climbing plant.
You can also propagate your plant should you ever want to by the 'buried cane' method that is often used for Costus ginger propagation....cut off a length of them, cut off all the leaves, cut it into sections each having a couple nodes, and bury halfway in a shallow dish of soil. Keep damp to moist but not drenched. Each section of cane should produce and entirely new plant that can be potted up single or in groups or planted out in the ground.