Hello and welcome to our guide to philodendron burle marx node propagation. This is a guide on how to propagate wet sticks (as they’re called if you’re buying nodes to prop), or like me if you just have some left over without any stems attached. I had a nice plant that over time became fairly leggy so I’ve chopped it and propped it! I go into details below.
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To Burle Marx Nodes Or Wet Stick, follow these steps:
Get your wet sticks ready. I had a plant that was leggy and I took a lot of cuttings from it and it had plenty of nodes without leaves too. Use knife to trim off any unwanted stems, but leave as much stalk as you can around each node, which the young propagations can use for energy.
Leave the cuttings aside so that the wounds can heal over. It should take half a day for them to seal. You do not want open wounds as they can lead to rot more quickly.
Get a cup an fill it about 75% with moist sphagnum moss.
You want to position the node in the moss the same way up as they were on the plant if you can, if not they will be ok sideways.
Add more moss to cover the wet sticks slightly, but not totally cover them. You want the nodes to be covered in moss so that they are kept moist all around them which will encourage rooting. But you do not want to totally cover them as they need a little bit of light too.
Further reading: our full care guide: Philodendron Burle Marx Care. Plus be sure to see all Philodendron Burle Marx propagation articles here: Burle Marx Water Propagation, Burle Marx Propagation In Leca, Burle Marx Propagation In Sphagnum Moss, Burle Marx Propagation In Soil, Burle Marx Variegata Reverting.
You want to make sure the moss is moist, if it isn’t give it a little water.
Then you want to keep the cuttings humid which will really help to encourage rooting. I would put them inside a plastic bag.
The thing is that high humidity can also lead to rot, so you want to make sure air can circulate a bit, so leave the bag open slightly.
Keep it moist and humid, as well as moist and well light (but not direct sun) and they should root within two months and then in the next moth or so start to put out new growth from the top of the plant. When they are big enough you can pot them up into soil.
Frequently Asked Questions
50% humidity is ideal for a normal plant, but 70-90% is great for propagation to encourage rooting. For more on this, see our care guide: Philodendron Burle Marx Care.
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