Welcome to our guide to monstera pinnatipartita propagation in leca. My favorite way to propagate a monstera pinnatipartita is with clay pebbles. I water propagate it first to root it quickly in a jar of water. Then I move it to leca. I cover both process below with step by step instructions and pictures of my plants.
See also: Monstera Pinnatipartita Care for a full guide to caring for this plant
How To Propagate A Monstera Pinnatipartita In Water
Follow these steps:
Take a cutting
You want to make sure you get a node included in the cutting and do not cut too close to it, as damaging the node will mean it does not root.
Leave the cutting for 4 hours or more
The cutting will do much better if you let the wounds heal over and seal completely. If they are open and water gets in they can rot and turn to mush at the cut site.
Put the cuttings in water
I use a jar of filtered tap water and make sure the nodes are submerged under the water. Try to keep the leaves out of the water as they can sometimes rot if they get wet.
Leave it for a month or two to root
Put the cuttings somewhere bright but not in direct sunlight, and keep the water topped up. Remove any cuttings that rot. They should all be rooting in a month or so.
You can then move them to leca…
How To Propagate A Monstera Pinnatipartita In Leca
You can add cuttings directly to leca, but I always start them in water first.
After water propagating the plant as above you can rinse some leca so it is clean and the water does not run brown with clay dust. Then leave it soaking in water for a few hours. Then I fill some cups or jars with the pre-cleaned and soaked leca about a quarter or a third of the way up. Then put the cutting in so it’s on top of the leca, and hold it in place while filling in around it with more leca (I find it best to pour it in with another cup).
Once you’ve done that you can give it some water. Fill it up with a little water at the bottom – about 10-20% of the cup volume – so that the leca can wick up what it needs. Keep it topped up and give it medium to bright indirect sunlight to encourage the roots to take. It should establish quickly as the roots are already started.
Monstera Pinnatipartita Propagation In Leca – frequently asked questions
You can root a monstera pinnatipartita in water, then move it to soil or leca. They root very easily in water and transfer to soil or leca with a high success rate.
Here’s a few more pictures of my propagations, which show well rooted monstera pinnatipartita cuttings, which can be moved to leca.