How to easily propagate your Variegated Monstera Deliciosa
The first step to cloning your variegated monstera deliciosa is acquiring some cuttings that have nodes. To distinguish what a node is on a variegated monstera vine/stem, you’ll only have to find the brown rings. These rings are called nodes, and this is where your new plant will emerge.
If your cutting has a leaf, leave it on, it’ll help the plant grow faster. If it doesn’t have a leaf, that’s okay too. The plant’s survival rate will not be as high, but you’ll still have a chance at growing a plant from a leafless node.
After you’ve identified the node and made sure it isn’t spent. You can now decide on how you’ll propagate your variegated monstera.
Rooting Monstera Albo Nodes/Cuttings
After choosing a great node/cutting and taking all proper measures to ensure a successful propagation, you can now begin rooting your monstera albo node/cutting. This is where I recommend using chemicals. If you have an aerial root, put some rooting hormone on it. If not, I recommend using something like SuperThrive, diluted of course, in the water you’ll use to propagate your node/cutting. You can find a few methods of propagation here. You’ll probably want to skip air layering, but I definitely prefer propagation by sphagnum moss.
Make sure it’s placed in a warm area – this will help encourage root growth. Also, make sure it’s some place bright. The monstera albos are beautiful, but the white parts of the plants do nothing for the plant. So it’ll take a bit longer for the plant to root and longer for the leaves to sprout.
Shorts Cuts to Growing Your Plant
Here are a few shortcuts to help you get your plant established more quickly
- Get node/cutting with roots
- Get a cutting with a lot of green on the leaf
- Have the seller air layer propagate your plant before selling it to you
- Propagate in your greenhouse
- Propagate in the spring/summer
There are probably more ways to excel your propagation. I’ve heard of Keiki gel, but I hear both the good and bad and haven’t seen any success with my own personal Monstera Albo. I have with PPP, but that’s a different story.
Good luck cloning!