Posted 3w ago by @CuteWoreya

New to propagation!
I had my heartleaf philodendron repotted today and my local nursery suggestion I propagate this lil guy!
I’ve never done this before so I’m curious what to expect and how to do it!
7ft to light, indirect
9” pot with drainage
Last watered 6 days ago
Best Answer
Here’s what you can expect with water propagation:
• For aroids like philodendrons, pothos, and monstera, they root very quickly! You will probably start to see teeny tiny little roots within a week if you’ve applied some type of rooting hormone!
• Before you start transitioning the prop from water to soil, you’ll want to wait until the roots have reached 3-4” long and have different growth points.
• Be sure to transition gradually into soil, don’t just take water roots and plop them in a pot with soil — this will probably be shocking to the plant and it may not survive. Instead, gradually introduce soil into the water over time so that the roots can acclimate.
• I’ve found that generally for philodendron water props, the roots are long enough to start transitioning after 2-3 weeks, and then I usually spend 1-2 weeks transitioning from water to soil. So all in all, you’re probably only looking at just over a month for the whole process!
That's a Philodendron Brasil. You'll want to make sure the node is submerged in the water as well.
@AwesomePlants oh wow! Thank you 🤩
@lazyplantparent thank you so much for the information! This is very helpful 🥹
@CuteWoreya Of course! Glad it helped! Excited to see your prop journey — it’s such a fun experience.

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