How To Root Monstera (Step-by-Step Guide)  

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Monstera plants are beautiful species that require delicate care. Due to their beauty and rarity, Monstera plants are also one of the most expensive plants you can find. Therefore, some plant owners tend to propagate their Monstera to increase the number of these aesthetic plants indoors.

However, a crucial part of propagating Monstera is rooting the plant. Here, we discuss everything you need to know about how to propagate Monstera deliciosa and some questions you might have about the process.

An Introduction to Monstera Plants


The Monstera family consists of around 48 flowering species of beautiful and exotic plants found in the tropical rainforests of Central and South America. These beautiful plants are extremely rare, and not every plant owner gets the luxury of owning them.

One of the reasons for their rarity is that they are only found in tropical regions. Another reason is that Monstera plants require precise care conditions that can mimic their natural habitat to grow well.

Monstera get their name because of their unusual characteristics, which make them look like monsters. However, the plant-lover community loves the exoticness of the plant kingdom. Therefore, Monstera are a particularly beloved plant species.

Some popular Monstera species include Monstera deliciosa, Monstera adansonii, Monstera esquelleto, and the mini Monstera. The Monstera deliciosa is particularly popular among plant owners because Monstera leaves are known for their large size and characteristic fenestrations.

Due to its unique characteristics, Monstera deliciosa has received many nicknames. Some popular Monstera names include the Swiss cheese plant, the Mexican breadfruit plant, and the hurricane plant.

Since Monstera deliciosa is so popular yet equally rare, gardeners have taken to propagate the plant to make up for its scarcity. Propagation refers to growing a Monstera deliciosa plant by using a Monstera cutting.

However, Monstera propagation is not always successful. Read the guideline below to ensure that you are successfully propagating your Monstera.

How To Root Monstera

Rooting refers to propagating Monstera deliciosa using a cutting of the root. Traditionally, propagating a Monstera would include cutting a part of the stem. However, the roots are more pluripotent (able to grow a new plant) than the leaf.

To root a Monstera, you must follow specific guidelines inherently different from propagating a Monstera from stem cuttings.

Below is our detailed guide on how you can root Monstera deliciosa.


Where Do You Cut a Monstera Plant for Propagating?

Before you begin rooting Monstera deliciosa, you must first cut your Monstera roots from the plant. You must cut the Monstera plant from the base of a node, ensuring that the node has aerial roots growing out.

While rooting Monstera generally requires that a Monstera cutting has roots, it must also have some part of a stem and nodes. Cut the Monstera plant from two nodes, a few inches above each node.

To cut the Monstera, you can use pruning shears, scissors, or even a sharp blade. However, you must sterilize the equipment to prevent bacterial infections. When wounded, Monstera become especially susceptible to bacterial infections, which can kill the stem cutting before it has a chance to root.

Moreover, use gloves when cutting a Monstera. Monstera sap contains calcium oxalate crystals that are toxic for humans and pets. It can cause skin and eye irritation. If ingested, it can lead to digestive problems.

While not necessary, having multiple leaves on the cutting can help.

Step-By-Step Guide on How to Root Monstera

Follow the steps below to root your Monstera deliciosa plant successfully.

Step 1: Cut a Monstera Cutting  

Cutting Monstera adansonii

As described before, if your Monstera deliciosa plant has aerial roots growing near the nodes, cut the node from a few inches below. Use sterile shears or cutting scissors to ensure the node does not get infected.

Step 2: Place the Monstera Cutting in a Growing Medium   

You can either root your Monstera deliciosa plant in water or soil.

To propagate your Monstera deliciosa in water, simply place it in a container with water, ensuring that the leaves are not submerged.

To propagate the Monstera deliciosa in soil, place the Monstera cutting in a pot, with the node and roots in the soil.

Step 3: Nurturing the Rooting Monstera   

Once you have placed your Monstera in its medium, you must provide it with optimal growth conditions.

Propagating placed a ton of stress on the Monstera deliciosa plant. Therefore, it requires more indirect light, humidity, and temperature than a normal Monstera deliciosa plant.

Place the Monstera in a bright area of the house where it can get plenty of bright indirect sun. You can also use growth lights if you are growing your Monstera indoors.

Moreover, ensure that your Monstera deliciosa cutting gets enough humidity and temperature for growth. To learn the exact requirements for the Monstera deliciosa cutting, read later in the article.

When to Propagate Monstera Plants

There are many reasons why you would want to propagate your Monstera deliciosa. One of the main reasons is that you want more Monstera plants to add to your Monstera family.

Monstera deliciosa is a relatively quick grower compared to other species. You can get a completely mature Monstera deliciosa within two years. After that, the Monstera grows a couple of inches each year and requires regular pruning.

However, pruning and throwing away the cuttings seems like a waste, so you can choose to propagate them and create a Monstera family.

However, another reason to propagate the Monstera is that it is diseased and about to die. Monstera deliciosa is susceptible to diseases such as root rot, which cause the plant to deteriorate and die.

While fungal diseases like root rot can be treated using antifungal soap if the plant is too infected and beyond saving, you can mitigate your losses by starting anew using plant cuttings.

Finally, the most common reason for propagating Monstera is because they are too expensive. Getting an entire plant can cost you thousands, while getting seeds can be challenging and might not successfully grow. Therefore, gardeners tend to buy plant cuttings to grow the plant.

How Long Does Rooting a Monstera Deliciosa Take?

Monstera propagation

It can take two to four weeks for your Monstera deliciosa to root. However, the exact time depends on several factors (discussed later).

Monstera deliciosa will need some time to adjust to its environment before it begins growing. First, the Monstera deliciosa plant will develop roots. Then, you will be able to see new leaves sprout anywhere from a few weeks to a couple of months.

Stages of Monstera Deliciosa Propagation

To understand how long you will have to propagate your Monstera deliciosa plant, you must know the propagation stages.

Stage 1: Unrooted Stage  

The first propagation stage is in the unrooted stage, where your Monstera deliciosa cutting will not have any soil roots. While there will be a lack of adventitious roots, the Monstera aerial roots might still be present.

A Monstera cutting with aerial roots is not considered rooted because it cannot help the plant grow. In simple terms, until your Monstera deliciosa grows soil roots, it dies. Therefore, rooting Monstera deliciosa is the primary concern of propagation.

Stage 2: Rooted Stage  

After a few weeks, your Monstera deliciosa will start to grow roots. Immature roots appear white and fuzzy, growing out from the node or the aerial roots. The fuzzy appearance is due to the abundance of root hair cells, which help the Monstera deliciosa plant absorb moisture.

Once the roots mature enough to sustain the plant, you will notice thick and brown roots develop to form the sides. These roots are called feeder roots and can absorb water and nutrients.

Stage 3: Establishing Stage  

Once the new roots grow several inches, you can transfer the rooted cuttings from water to soil. If you propagated the Monstera deliciosa in soil, you could transfer it to a bigger pot. It might take a few days for the rooted Monstera to establish itself in the new environment. This is referred to as the establishing stage.

The new environment can trigger stress responses in the Monstera plant, causing it to stunt its growth and might also lead to a few of your roots dying. While this is a normal occurrence, you can prevent more damage by providing the Monstera planting with enough moisture and temperature.

Stage 4: New Plant Stage  

After a couple of months, your Monstera will be well-established in the new environment and grow new leaves. However, you will have to keep rooting your Monstera for a while to ensure healthy growth.

Once your plant has grown new leaves and started to photosynthesize, you can rest easy knowing that your propagation was successful and you have obtained a new plant.

What Affects Monstera Propagation Success?

While propagation is a common method for obtaining a new Monstera plant, it is not always successful. When rooting Monstera plants, there are many things to consider, as these factors can tremendously affect your Monstera propagation success.

Below are some important factors that can affect your Monstera propagation’s success.

Growing Medium

When you propagate Monstera from cuttings, the type of propagation medium you use can affect how successful your Monstera is. As we previously mentioned, there are two common methods to propagate your Monstera: in soil or water. The roots that grow out of your Monstera will differ based on your propagating medium.

Water roots are more translucent and thinner than soil roots, which are more hick and fibrous. Due to their environment in the water, Monstera roots are less efficient at absorbing nutrients, but aerial roots are more able to absorb oxygen.

Soil roots are better able to absorb nutrients from the soil and help anchor your Monstera deliciosa, so it does not crumble under its weight.

However, there are plenty of other mediums in which you can root Monstera. These materials include:

  • Perlite: Perlite is made from aerated compost. It is one of the most common mediums used for growing aroid plants. Perlite provides good support to new roots and allows the roots to receive oxygen and moisture.
  • Sphagnum Moss: Sphagnum moss is commonly used for orchid plants indoors and has excellent moisture-retaining abilities.
  • LECA: Lightweight Expanded Clay Aggregate (LECA) is structured like small balls that can be purchased online. It has excellent drainage features; you can add some to your potting soil to improve drainage.


It is not necessary to pot your Monstera cutting since you can grow your Monstera in water. However, if you are growing your Monstera in soil, you must know its potting requirements.

You can start with multiple Monstera cuttings in the same pot, but once these cuttings start rooting, you will have to place them in individual pots. This is because the Monstera plant cuttings will compete for resources and space.

Monstera deliciosa does well in pots with good water-retaining qualities and has adequate drainage holes to prevent overwatering. Therefore, a clay pot with drainage holes at the bottom works best for Monstera plants.

Time Frame

Propagating Monstera deliciosa can be nerve-wracking. This is because you cannot tell how well your Monstera cuttings are doing until you see actual root growth, which can take several months.

Most plant owners are tempted to check the soil to see if there is any new growth or often change conditions to speed up growth. However, that is the worst thing you can do.

Monstera cuttings need time to adapt to their surroundings like any living thing. If you constantly probe it or change its environment, the cutting will never move out of its stress phase.

Therefore, being patient and believing in your Monstera plant is best. The only thing you can do is ensure it gets the necessary care that it requires.


Moisture is one of the most important care requirements of the Monstera plant. In their natural habitat, Monstera are used to moist soil.

While moisture is not a concern if you are propagating your Monstera plant in water, you must be careful when your Monstera plant is in the soil. Monstera prefers damp soil. While moist soil is a requirement, it does not prefer wet soil.

You can use a moisture meter to ensure that the soil has a moisture reading of four. You can also use your fingertip to ensure that the top few inches of the soil are moist.


Sunlight is the first thing we learn about plants, which is essential for plant growth. Monstera prefers bright indirect sunlight for a few hours a day.

Therefore, if you are propagating Monstera cuttings, ensure that it receives plenty of bright indirect light and recovers their energy for survival and growth.

Keep the Monstera away from the direct sun. Monstera deliciosa is accustomed to receiving bright filtered light from the forest canopy in the tropical rainforest. Hence, the Monstera plant adapted to do well in the little light it received.

You might think that light is not essential to worry about if you are growing a Monstera deliciosa plant from seeds. However, research proves that daily light is crucial for seed germination and growth in aroid plants.

You can place your Monstera deliciosa plant cutting in a brightly lit room in the home with a west or east-facing window. For people living in SDA plant hardiness zones 10-12, you can also put your Monstera deliciosa plant outside in the early or late hours when the sun isn’t as harsh.

Alternatively, you can use growth light for your Monstera plant. Growth lights are tailored to help provide the right light intensity to grow an indoor Monstera. You can use a full spectrum LED light or different colored growth light. Generally, Monstera deliciosa does well in red, yellow, and blue growth lights.

Temperature and Humidity

Monstera deliciosa plants prefer warm temperatures above 60 degrees Fahrenheit. However, that is only when it is a juvenile Monstera plant or a fully mature Monstera plant.

Propagating Monstera deliciosa means that you cannot treat it as you would a normal Monstera. Therefore, you need to increase the temperature and humidity you the Monstera. Keep the temperature at 80 degrees Fahrenheit or above.

Similarly, Monstera deliciosa prefers a humid environment, with humidity levels above 50%, increasing the humidity to 80%.

You can do this by misting the Monstera deliciosa, cutting regularly, or using a pebble tray filled with water. Alternatively, you can use a humidifier to ensure you achieve the right humidity level.

Time Of the Year

The season you propagate your Monstera deliciosa plant in can impact how successful Monstera growth is. Typically, Monstera grows well in spring and summer. The temperature is adequate for Monstera deliciosa growth.

The Monstera deliciosa plant does not tolerate frost or cold. Therefore, it stops growing in winter. If you live in relatively colder areas, you should propagate your Monstera inside, where you can control the temperature.

Hormone Rooting Powder

Monstera deliciosa plant cuttings do not typically require hormone-rooting powder, as they can grow well even without it. However, you can use some to speed up the growth.

The rooting powder contains the plant hormone auxin, which helps the plant grow roots. You can use the rooting powder when you start propagating your Monstera.

If you propagate Monstera deliciosa plant in water, stop adding rooting powder once you see roots developing. This is because while auxin can stimulate root growth, it can inhibit stem growth.

This is also why we recommend not using rooting powder if you propagate in the soil since you won’t be able to see if the root ball has developed.

Monstera Plant Cutting Size

If your Monstera cutting has more nodes and aerial roots, it will likely grow better and produce new roots and leaves. Even a small cutting should have at least one node. Therefore, if you are cutting the Monstera plant yourself, ensure that you cut the stem in a region with a couple or more nodes, aerial roots, and new leaves sprouting to increase your chances of success.


Monstera root on node

The Monstera cuttings have a period of dormancy where it waits for the right conditions before it starts growing. This is especially true for seeds. However, the longer the dormancy period, the lower your chances of successfully rooting the Monstera plant.

If you buy a Monstera deliciosa cutting or seed online, ensure how long it has been. Typically, Monstera only has a dormancy period of two to three weeks. Therefore, a relatively older Monstera cutting or seed is unlikely to give you a new plant.

Water and Soil

If you are rooting your Monstera in water, you must choose the right type to ensure successful rooting.

You can use tap water for your Monstera. However, tap water is treated with chlorine, which can harm your Monstera. You can place tap water overnight and wait for the chlorine to settle at the bottom before pouring it for your Monstera.

If you are rooting your Monstera in soil, the type of soil mix you use is detrimental to your success. You can use commercially available potting mix for aroid plants. Generally, Monstera prefers well-aerated soil with good drainage. Moreover, the soil must be slightly acidic, with a pH of around 5-5.7.

You can use perlite or coco peat in the soil to ensure adequate growth of your Monstera.

Tips for Rooting Monstera

While there is no way of guaranteeing that Monstera rooting will be successful, there are several things that you can do to increase your chances. However, the tips vary depending on which part of the Monstera plant you use for propagation.

Rooting Monstera plant from seed

Monstera cuttings in soil

Using seeds to propagate a Monstera deliciosa is much less common than plant cuttings. This is because you can only obtain seeds from a fruiting plant.

Monstera deliciosa fruit is famously called the Mexican breadfruit and is considered a delicacy. The fruit resembles a pineapple, and the edible fruit tastes like a grape.

However, getting a Monstera plant to fruit indoors is incredibly difficult. While you can get Monstera deliciosa seeds online, you cannot be sure how long they have been kept, and as we mentioned before, the dormancy period is a crucial factor in the success of rooting a Monstera plant.

However, if you can get your hands on some seeds of the Swiss cheese plant, then you must know the right way to propagate them. Follow the steps below to root Monstera deliciosa from seeds.

  1. Soaking: Once you have obtained your seeds, start preparing them immediately. To prepare Monstera deliciosa seeds, put them in water for at least 12 hours. Water is a crucial element in beginning seed germination.
  1. Planting: Once your seeds are soaked, place them in a container with some soil. Bury the seed in a small hole in the soil and water it completely. You can add some liquid rooting hormone to the soil to encourage root growth.
  1. Caring: Cover the container with a plastic lid to maintain humidity and place it in an area with at least 70 degrees Fahrenheit temperature and plenty of indirect sunlight.
  1. Waiting: The final stage is the most worrying. You have done all you can, and now you must wait until your Monstera roots develop.

Rooting Monstera Plant from Aerial Roots

Rooting Monstera

The Monstera aerial root is an adaptive feature of the Monstera plants that helps anchor the Monstera to a tree trunk or moss pole. Aerial roots can absorb moisture from the air and keep the plant growing upright.

Having aerial roots on your Monstera deliciosa plant cutting is an excellent indication that you might be able to successfully propagate the Monstera plant. The aerial root allows new roots to grow from its side, improving rooting time.

The right way to propagate the Monstera deliciosa from aerial roots is to use air layering, which is a method to propagate a Monstera deliciosa without separating it from the original plant.

To do so, you will require sphagnum moss, plastic wrapping paper, plant ties, and a sharp, sterile knife. For rooting Monstera from aerial roots, follow the steps below:

  1. Locate the node: First, look for a node with a leaf and aerial roots growing out.
  2. Preparing: Once you have located the node, use sterile scissors or a knife to cut the stem a few inches below the node. The wound should be deep enough for some sap to come out. However, be careful, as the sap is toxic and can cause skin irritation.
  3. Wrapping: Wrap the entire node, including the cut, with moist moss. Cover the moss with plastic wrap to ensure it stays in place.
  4. Tying: Loosely tie the wrap with plant ties or string to ensure enough airflow.
  5. Caring: Uncover the plastic wrap every two days and spray the moss with water to ensure it stays damp. When the roots are a few inches long, cut the stem section and transfer it to a new pot.

Rooting Monstera Plant from Stem Cutting

Monstera adansonii cutting

The most common method is using stem cuttings to propagate a new Monstera plant. For rooting the Monstera deliciosa from a stem cutting, you must first locate a healthy section of the stem with at least one node and a leaf. Then, follow the steps below:

  1. Cutting: Cut the stem below the node using sterile scissors or a knife.
  2. Placing the cutting in a medium: Place the stem cutting in the medium of your choice. You can follow the steps mentioned above.
  3. Caring: Place the Monstera cutting and container in a brightly lit room with the right temperature and humidity.

Rooting Monstera Plant Cutting in Moss

While it is common to propagate a Monstera deliciosa in water and soil, you can also propagate the plant in sphagnum moss.

There are many benefits if you propagate a Monstera deliciosa plant in moss. Sphagnum moss is a plant-based product with excellent water-retaining capabilities and can help with the healthy growth of the plant.

Moss can help keep the Monstera cutting moist while giving it enough space for oxygen flow.

To propagate Monstera in moss, you will require sphagnum moss, perlite, a plastic bag, and a container. Follow the steps below for rooting your Monstera plant in moss:

  1. Preparing: You must first prepare the moss. Put the moss in water for a few hours. Then, remove the moss from the water container and squeeze it slightly to release excess water. Mix the damp moss with perlite.
  2. Covering: Cover your Monstera by cutting with moss and perlite mix. Cover the entire stem cutting from the node to the top. Then, cover the moss with plastic wrap and tie it in loosely.
  3. Placing: Place the stem cutting covered in moss in a plastic container. You can place multiple containers in the same container until their roots grow a few inches. Cover the stem cuttings with a plastic cover to create a humid environment.
  4. Caring: Place the container in a bright room at 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Uncover the moss and mist it every few days.
  5. Transferring: Once your stem cuttings have grown roots a few inches long, you can transfer them to a pot with soil mix.

Rooting Monstera Through Root Division

Several new vines can grow from the auxiliary bud. Similarly, several main roots grow out of it. You can use these roots to propagate Monstera through root division.

You only need a few extra pots and a potting mix for this method. Then, follow the steps below:

  1. Release the mother plant: You will first have to remove the original plant from the pot it is currently in. Remove the mother plant gently so as not to damage the roots.
  2. Separation: then, you must separate the root ball into different segments of the parent plant. Remember that you do not cut the stem but rather the different vines growing from the auxiliary node.
  3. Repotting: Repot each new segment into a new pot. Provide the baby Monstera enough light and humidity to maintain growth.

Wrong Places to Cut for Monstera Deliciosa

Monstera cutting in water

You can indeed use Monstera parts to propagate a new plant. However, not all parts of the Monstera can grow.

For example, you cannot propagate a Monstera deliciosa from just a leaf. That is because a leaf cannot develop roots. Without roots, the leaf will not propagate, and you will not get another Monstera plant.

Similarly, you cannot propagate a Monstera using only roots or aerial roots. As the leaf cannot grow roots, the root cuttings are also unable to grow a stem or leaf. Monstera roots can only ever develop more roots.

Finally, you cannot develop a new Monstera plant with a stem that lacks nodes. Ultimately, the secret to rooting Monstera deliciosa lies in the nodes.

Nodes have a collection of pluripotent cells that can mature into different types of plant cells. When the situation calls for it, the cells in the node divide, where some go on to become stem cells, and some become root cells.

Therefore, you must acquire a node in your cutting and create a situation where the cells must differentiate into different types.

What to Propagate Monstera Deliciosa In?

You can propagate Monstera in various types of containers, but you must be careful about the features of the container to ensure proper propagation.

Most propagators use ceramic, plastic, clay, or resin pots for soil propagation. However, keeping a few conditions in mind, you can also use almost anything. For example, you cannot use a container that previously stored chemicals such as gasoline or bleach.

Keep the following conditions in mind when choosing a container for your Monstera deliciosa cutting:

  • Monstera deliciosa can stretch eight feet indoors. If you plan to keep the small planting in a container for some time, ensure that it is not too small, or the container will topple over. The container should be around four inches in diameter and five inches deep. A container that is too large can also cause problems as it can lead to watering issues. You can use a bigger pot to repot a larger plant.
  • You can put a stake or some support in the container for the roots. Monstera roots latch on to the support, which helps them grow and spread. This can help with the successful rooting of Monstera plants.
  • The container should have good drainage abilities. The container should have at least one drainage hole and not retain too much water.

Trouble Shooting | Why Is My Monstera Not Rooting

While Monstera deliciosa cannot talk, it will let you know that it is stressed in its own way. You can tell something is wrong when your Monstera cutting starts to turn black or you notice that the roots have begun to rot.

Another way of telling you something is wrong is that your Monstera is not rooting even after a couple of months.

There are many reasons why your Monstera might not be rooting. You must look through each reason carefully to determine the exact cause. Some of the reasons why your Monstera rooting was not successful can be because:

  • The Monstera plant did not get the right growth conditions. Monstera cutting requires higher temperature and humidity levels than usual to ensure successful growth. Moreover, it should get enough moisture to stimulate the growth of roots.
  • The Monstera deliciosa cutting was too small. In theory, a plant can propagate itself with the tiniest of parts, but there is still a requirement for a minimum cutting size. You must ensure that your Monstera cutting includes a node. The chances of successful rooting increase if the node has a few leaves and aerial roots.
  • The Monstera plant is infected. One of the common causes of failure in rooting is fungal infections such as fungus gnats and root rot. Fungal infections occur when there is too much moisture or when you are overwatering the Monstera cutting. A fungal infection is more likely to be the case if the mother plant is infected when you cut the stem.
  • The Monstera plant is infested. If you propagate Monstera in soil, it will likely get infested with parasites such as spider mites and mealy bugs. These parasites feed away on the plant and can lay eggs within the plant tissue, causing the plant cutting to die.


Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How long does it take for a Monstera to root in water?

Monstera plants grow relatively well in water. The aroid plants develop adventitious roots that tend to grow horizontally than deep. Since the aroid plants do not grow deep into the ground, they tend to grow well in water.

Monstera roots may take three to four weeks to grow. At first, you will notice fuzzy white roots start to develop.

These are immature roots that appear at the start of rooting. After a couple of weeks, these roots become longer and thicker.

The rooting process is cut shorter if you use a stem cutting that has aerial roots. The aerial roots can develop more roots in water, allowing the stem cutting to grow faster.

  1. Can I root Monstera cuttings in soil?

Rooting Monstera in soil might take longer, and you might be unable to tell the progress of your cutting, but it can be more beneficial to the plant.

This is because the roots that develop in soil are thicker and better able to absorb water and nutrients than roots that develop in water.

You can root Monstera in water and transfer it to soil. You can also place your cutting in soil from the get-go.

  1. Can I Propagate a Variegated Monstera Plant?

You can propagate a variegated Monstera similar to how you would a Monstera deliciosa. However, you cannot propagate a variegated Monstera from seed.

Variegation in Monstera is a direct result of a naturally occurring mutation. Therefore, it is impossible to tell whether the seeds you obtain can grow into variegated Monstera, even if they were from variegated Monstera plants.

  1. Can You Propagate Monstera Without a Node?

You cannot propagate a new Monstera plant without a node on your stem cutting. You cannot grow a new plant from a leaf cutting or from an aerial root.

The reason is that the plant’s ability to regrow lies in the node. The node is the area on the vine where new parts of the Monstera grow, including Monstera leaves, petioles, stems, and aerial roots.

  1. How Long Will It Take to Propagate a Monstera?

The time it takes to propagate a Monstera into a new and healthy plant can vary between a couple of months to four or five months.

Since there are a number of factors that can affect the time it takes, you can never be sure about how long you will have to wait.

For example, the time it takes for a new leaf to unfurl can vary greatly depending on the type of cutting you use. A top cutting can take around a month, a mid-cutting can take around three months, and a stem cutting can take around four to five months, given they all have aerial roots.

  1. When Should I Start Rooting Monstera?

The best time to root Monstera is in the spring. This is because Monstera experiences a dormancy period in the winter, where it stops growing, and the dormancy period ends at the start of spring.

You can also start rooting for your Monstera in the summer. However, given that it can take several months until your plant grows, you do not want anything to hinder the plant’s ability to grow.