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Posted 3w ago by @PlanTitaAlyx

Pink Princess Propagation
Hi guys! I’m pretty new to the whole plant thing, but I just bought a Pink Princess Philodendron cutting and I’ve been trying to track its progress. This is my first time trying to propagate a Pink Princess and I’m just super hopeful for this cutting to survive and grow 🥺 so any advice would be helpful! As a reference, I got this cutting about 3 weeks ago and it is currently in a glass case with a few other plants in front of a south East facing window. The lowest humidity it experiences is around 45%. There is about 4 hr time period, three times a day, when I have a humidifier in the glass case that allows for the humidity rises to 80% minimum, after which it drops to 45% gradually. I do have a couple questions about it’s current situation. I’ve done some research, but I feel like people on this app may have more experience with this and I really want to get some personal feedback! Regarding the first picture, I wanted to know if this was another root or if it was actually some new leaf growth coming in. Also, should I put cinnamon on it as a rooting/bacterial prevention agent because it has this little cut on the side? Or is it okay? Should I move it to a larger plastic case? Or should I actually put it into the soil now? Thank you for your time!! #PinkPrincessPhilodendron
You've been very specific with your plant's care- that's great!

I would leaf it alone for now. You want that root to be much longer before you pot it up. You're looking for about three inches at least.

In the first picture, I can't tell if that's a root or not.

In the morning, if I can find your post, I'll show you some of my cuttings so you'll can have a better idea of where the leaf will come in. (:
@sarahsalith since I found you on this thread and you wanted to come back to it, I thought I would tag you. @PlanTitaAlyx your first picture does look like a root to me and Sarah is correct, you want your roots to be 3 inches long before you pot it.
@KikiGoldblatt THANK you for responding. I don't know if I would have found it. 😁 I hope you have an amazing day!
Alxy (I LOVE how you spell your name!!), here is a picture of my stem propagation.

When I saw your post, I was really tired so I didn't want to say anything that would be in accurate. However, where you see your first leaf, that's where the growth will come.

My first leaf was UGLY so I cut it off, but the rest of the growth will come from there and I'm time, it will be a stem.

Your new leaf is tucked away and should emerge about where the arrow is.
@sarasalith @KikiGoldblatt Thank you so much for the help and clarification! I will definitely keep all of this in mind moving forward! Hopefully I’ll be able to see that new growth in the next few months! Would you suggest putting cinnamon on the cutting? Or should I just leave it be? I’m only asking because there’s a portion that I’m a bit worried about that’s open and I’m afraid it’s going to get infected 🥲
@PlanTitaAlyx I think it would be fine. If it makes you feel better, put just a light dusting on the stem. Just be careful with cinnamon because too much can cause the soil to become hydrophobic.
@sarahsalith ahh okay! I will just see how it fares for now then. Thank you so much for your help!! I hope you have a wonderful day :)

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