Welcome to our guide to syngonium mojito propagation. I love this plant, I have a few of them and the mottled camouflage variegation is stunning. In this guide I cover water, soil, leca and sphagnum moss propagation, read on for all you need to know…
How To Propagate Syngonium Mojito In Water
Syngoniums propagate very easily in water. Get a cutting with a node in it, put in a jar of water and wait for it to root. I have always had a very high success rate with this method.
Follow these steps:
- Take a cutting with two leaves and one node. The node is not always obvious, but as long as you trace the leaf back to the point where the stems branch or split, then cut below that and you should be ok.
- Leave the cuttings aside for two or three hours. This way the wounds will heal over and water won’t get inside the cutting.
- Put the cuttings in a jar of water. Use filtered tap water if you live in a hard water area. The cuttings are long and thin, so I use a tall, thin jar to keep the cuttings upright and keep the leaves out of the water as they can rot if they fall in.
- Put the jar in indirect sunlight and keep the water topped up for 2 months. They will start to root fairly quickly. Keep an eye on the water level and also take out any cuttings that start to rot.
- Once they have rooted you can move them to soil, or another medium like leca or sphagnum moss. You can keep them in water too if you like.
How To Propagate Syngonium Mojito In Soil
You can propagate your syngonium mojito directly in soil. The key is to let the cuttings heal over first to avoid rot. You also want to keep the propagation humid until it starts to put out new leaf growth.
Follow these steps to propagate your syngonium mojito in soil:
- Take your cuttings: get at least one leaf and one node, but aim for two leaves and a node. Then leave the cuttings aside for a few hours so the wounds close up.
- Plant them directly in soil, with the nodes half a finger deep at least.
- Put the cuttings somewhere humid, you can keep them inside a plastic bag that covers the entire plant, but with the top slightly open so you don’t get stagnant air.
- Keep the soil moist but not soaking wet. It should root in a couple of months and they will start to produce new stems and leaves. This will take a bit longer over winter.
- When you see new leaf growth you can get rid of the plastic bag and treat it as a normal plant.
How To Propagate Syngonium Mojito In Leca Or Sphagnum Moss
Syngoniums grow well in leca or sphagnum moss, I have used both in the past. You want to water propagate the cuttings, as in the process at the top of this guide. Then after a couple of months you can move them to moss or leca. Pre-soak the medium first, fill a cup a third full of the moss or leca, then add the rooted cutting and fill in the rest of the cup with the medium. Then water it, and you’re good to go.