Welcome to our guide to philodendron gloriosum propagation in water, with step by step instructions and pictures.
See also: Philodendron Gloriosum Care for a full guide to caring for this plant, as well as our other posts: Philodendron Gloriosum Propagation In Leca, Philodendron Gloriosum Propagation In Moss. And How To Propagate Philodendron and How To Propagate Philodendron In Water.
What You’ll Need To Water Prop Your Gloriosum
You will need:
- A philodendron gloriosum
- Water (filtered tap water is ideal)
- A jar or cup
- A clean and sharp knife or scissors
Philodendron Gloriosum Propagation In Water
Take some cuttings from you gloriosum. You can to take them from the end of the horizonal growth, especially if it is growing out of its pot. You can see in the first image below one of my gloriosums that that has spread sideways, and in this case has outgrown the pot. You can either repot it or chop this off and propagate it. If your plant is not as over grown as this, just be aware that they grow sideways like this even if it is not obvious and you want to take cuttings from the end. You need to take a node and the stem and leaf that it is attached too. They can be close together so be careful.
You can see in the images of my plant that I cut the entire overgrown part off, and I will cut between each node to make a few cuttings. You can see in the last picture that I cut the plant back quite a lot, leaving only a few leaves and stems.
Make sure you have individual cuttings with one leaf, one stem and one node. Trim them down if you need to. Be careful if the nodes are close together, as damaging a node may cause the cutting to not root.
Do not put the cuttings in water yet, leave them aside for a few hours until the fresh cuts are sealed over, as open wounds can rot more easily.
Put the cuttings in a jar and fill it with filtered tap water. Make sure no leaves are in the water as they can rot.
Put the jar somewhere in indirect sunlight and keep the water topped up. Change the water if it goes cloudy, and try to find if there is anything rotting in there and take it out.
Once the gloriosum cuttings roots you can then move it to soil or leca. If you want you can keep them in the jar, but they really want to be planted in a medium like soil to encourage good growth and support their sideways growing pattern.
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