Propagating Monstera Without Node

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Welcome to this article that will be discussing the possibility of growing a monstera plant without a node. Unfortunately, the short answer to this question is that the plant will not be able to be propagated. The node is a vital part in order for the plant to continue to grow and survive in a new environment.

But with all that said, it might be worth a try and we are here to explain the conditions that need to be met in order for it to be a reality. The monstera plant is after all one of the hardy houseplants out there.

So follow along in this article and you might just learn a thing or two about this fantastic beginner-friendly plant. The maintenance of the plant is relatively low to the decoration and beauty it can provide to a home.

Monstera Plant Growing

Propagating Monstera Without Node

Just like we said at the beginning of the article here, the monstera plant is one of those that can’t be propagated successfully if there is not a node on the cutting. This node is a part that makes it possible for it to continue and grow and flourish in a new space.

But there are some cases where it hasn’t seemed to be a problem. In those ones, it has normally just come down to the plant being in the right spot to survive. The sun has been shining on the plant and the temperatures have been moderate and stable.

These are all things the monstera plant really enjoys and makes it grow at a quicker pace and it will propagate new growths more as well.

The node is the part that contains a structure that basically makes it possible for new leaves and whatnot to grow. So as you might guess, it will make life a lot easier if you have a node on your cutting when you decide to propagate more of them.

Once you have gotten your cutting you can place it in a jar where there is plenty of water. The lower third or so of the cutting should be submerged. This will make it possible for it to start rooting and before you know it you can plant it in a regular pot. With patience and a bit of luck, you might just be able to grow a completely new monstera plant.

If your monstera plant seems to be getting sunburnt then you might want to read one of our articles here, Monstera Sunburn.

Monstera Plant Growing In A Pot

Can You Propagate Monstera Without Node

Just like we have already been talking about here in the article a little bit, the monstera plant is not able to grow new shoots if there is not a node on the plant. That is basically the secret to growing new monstera plants.

So a cutting without one is basically worthless, to be frank. But once you have a cutting with a node on it you are able to grow that in a jar with some water in it. This will help kickstart the process of it rooting out and developing a root system.

If you don’t do that step then it will be a lot less likely to grow if you plant it in a pot straight away. The root system is basically the backbone and lifeline of the entire plant.

If you are wondering about rotating a monstera plant to avoid it growing irregularly or bent then we have the article for you. Here we talk about the pros and cons of it, Should You Rotate Monstera.

Monstera Cutting Without Node

It´s very difficult being able to propagate a monstera cutting if there is not a node on it. If you have read the parts above here though, the best chance you have is to place the cutting in some water and hope that there will be roots starting to develop eventually.

Try and change the water in the container every day to let new nutrition get to the roots developing. Place it in a sunny spot as the cuttings are still living and need light. If you do this then there is a possibility to use monstera cutting without a node on it.

Monstera Leaves Growing In The Sun

Can You Propagate A Monstera With Just An Aerial Root

In the case of the monstera plant, you are not able to start propagating one if you only have an aerial root. Instead, you will want to have a cutting that has a node on it. That is the secret to growing more monster plants at home.

Make sure you have it growing at a stable temperature and there is plenty of sun reaching the cutting. Within a month it should have started rooting and you can transplant it to a new pot.

Monstera Plant Growing In The Sun