Posted 2w ago by @PlantKass_C-137

I have no idea if I can save this monstera

Hello everyone! I have this monstera and the first two aerial roots are kind of shrivelled and not growing. However, there are healthy leaves that have grown after those two aerial roots. I’m not sure if I can save the two with the aerial roots that aren’t growing. But I was considering cutting off the healthy plant and planting it back into the pot to get a fuller plant. I think I’m going to try putting the two that aren’t growing aerial roots and water to see if it’ll grow some sort of root. if you could help me out, that would be great. Please let me know if you think it’ll work or if you have suggestions.
10” pot without drainage
Last watered 3 weeks ago
I dont have an answer but, I read you can take a section of the arial root to propagate a new plant. If you are going to cut it anyway, why not try it. Sorry I couldn’t be more helpful. Good luck. 🌱
It's hard to tell from the photos, but your monstera looks pretty good to me. Aerial roots aren't really that big a deal. You can cut them or gently redirect them back into the soil. I tried putting mine in water at some time because someone on YouTube said it would magically cause fast, new growth. All that got me was a rotted aerial root. You really don't have to do anything with them. I cut mine, and the plant grew them back twice as fast. It helps them climb, and she's did just that. Some of the roots went right through the pole. I'll include a pic demonstrating that. If you want to cut the plant, just know that the bottom will revert back to younger growth, i.e. without slits or fenestrations. The top cutting could be rooted in water, as long as there is a node. I put two cuttings from my mother plant in water, and they did very well. I hope this helps.
@wolfwoman Thank you so much I really appreciate it! I think a different pole might be better so the roots can go through. I think it would hold it up as well a lot better.
@PlantKass_C-137, no problem. As they get bigger, a sturdier pole would be best. I made mine from plastic netting, moss, and pvc tubing for support. I still may have to upgrade someday. They get heavy!