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Can Monstera grow without aerial root?
Monstera without a node will grow roots.
Monstera cutting without node will start rooting in 2 to 3 weeks when kept in water. However, you should not expect it to grow new leaves.
Can you propagate Monstera directly into soil?
Propagating Monstera deliciosa in soil is an easy process. Simply take a cutting from a healthy Monstera that includes at least one node and plant it directly into well-draining potting soil. Rooting Monstera cuttings in soil instead of water saves the step of moving the rooted cutting into soil later.
Will Monstera aerial roots grow back?
Yes you can. Cutting the aerial roots from your Monstera Deliciosa will not damage the plant and the roots will grow back in no time. You can also leave them be but it can be an eyesore to some people.
How long does it take for a Monstera to propagate in soil?
Most cuttings start their root development after one or two weeks, but it can take quite a bit longer in some cases. You can leave your Monstera baby in water pretty much indefinitely if you like the look. Most houseplant enthusiasts prefer to pot theirs, though, which you can do once the roots seem nicely established.