Houseplants forum→Monstera cutting confusion

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Name: Jasmyn Delgado
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Jasmynssansevieria
May 14, 2018 12:13 PM CST
Hey guys, I took a monstera cutting from an aunts 27 something monstera, and I was wondering if it would sprout some roots? I've never had a successful cutting, and I'm really really hoping this works! I've been looking everywhere for a monstera, but they're either out of stock or they don't carry them Confused Shrug! anyway I was kind of wondering what those brown-red stock things are on both sides of the cutting. The plant is ancient, so I'm thinking it could be some old aerial roots?
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Name: Gene Staver
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gasrocks
May 14, 2018 12:27 PM CST
Welcome. Where do you live? Monstera is a very common house plant. You should be able to find many locally and then there is always eBay. Looks like roots to me. Pot it up and see what happens. Gene
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purpleinopp
May 14, 2018 12:41 PM CST
Hi again, good job making your 1st post! Yes, those are aerial / vestigial roots. Some or all should develop into real roots if you put your cutting in water or soil.
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plantladylin
May 14, 2018 1:52 PM CST
I agree, definitely roots!
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Name: Lin Vosbury
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plantladylin
May 14, 2018 1:54 PM CST
I forgot to say Welcome! and congratulations on starting your first thread! Thumbs up
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Name: Jasmyn Delgado
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Jasmynssansevieria
May 14, 2018 2:58 PM CST
Thank you all for the information, but most of all, thanks for the warm welcome guys! *Blush* Big Grin
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Frenchy21
May 14, 2018 5:55 PM CST
Welcome Jasmyn! Hurray! You'll love this site! Good luck with your Monstera too. Crossing Fingers!
Name: Jasmyn Delgado
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Jasmynssansevieria
May 19, 2018 4:31 PM CST
Hey guys! I'm back, and this time, I have a much better cutting. Anyway, my grandma gave me a bouquet of flowers for my junior high promotion, and it came with a packet of plant food. I was wondering if it would be a good idea to add a bit to the new cutting's water?
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Name: Gene Staver
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gasrocks
May 19, 2018 4:36 PM CST
Nope.
Name: Jasmyn Delgado
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Jasmynssansevieria
May 19, 2018 4:43 PM CST
gasrocks said:Nope.


Why not?
Name: Gene Staver
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gasrocks
May 19, 2018 7:25 PM CST
In general, people over feed their house plants. Most often extra food is going to hurt the plant not better it. Why add food to something that has no roots = cannot feed itself? There are gels and liquids that promote rooting. Those might be suitable. Gene
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WillC
May 20, 2018 9:31 AM CST
The preservatives that florists often include to preserve cut flowers are very different than plant food or fertilizer used for potted plants.
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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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purpleinopp
May 21, 2018 8:05 AM CST
The water will turn green too, no benefit to be gained at this point, only detriments.
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cosmiclatte
May 21, 2018 10:01 AM CST
hey guys, i just given this monstera cutting, its already have some small roots and a long one, what should i do? should i plant it in soil right away or should i let it sit on water for several days? thanks in advance

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Name: Gene Staver
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gasrocks
May 21, 2018 10:59 AM CST
Up to you. Either way, longer in water or now in some soil. Both will probably work in the long run. Gene

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