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Monstera adansonii propagation

Monstera Adansonii or Philodendron Swiss Cheese plant is one of the easiest plant to propagate. You can snip off a section with one or two node either put the cuttings directly to the soil or propagate the cuttings in water.

My best way to propagate Monstera Adansonii is to put the cuttings in water. Actually, I tried both but for me, the most successful one is rooted in water then transfer to the soil and put in a cooler area to grow.

I chosed to snip off in individual node, this is my fifth times propagating Monstera Adansonii and so far, this is also the fastest batch to roots. Well, there are 3 bottles full of 1 node cuttings in water but for some reason only one bottle rooted the cuttings within 3 weeks. Surprisingly!

The pictures posted was the result of my water propagation after 3 weeks. I have several cuttings propagated at the same time, yet the rest of the cuttings in the other bottle placed in other location shows no roots. Basically, in my own understanding, the plant have their own will to grow.

As we can see on the pictures, these are ready to transplant. I will make an update how she grow after a week of transplanting them to the soil.

By the way, the recommendation is at least 2 nodes from the expert it is my own choice to snip one node to propagate because I am a hard-headed lolz, I just want to experiment in my own way honestly, so far I don’t have any problem. If you have rooting hormone you can use that too to root. What I do, I always check the water every day, when the water is clear, you’re good to go don’t disturb them, if the water is not clear change the water right away and wash the cuttings, it is a sign of disease. Continue to do so until you will see the roots. Do not put in direct sunlight. Just to let you know, I am not an expert here, I just want to do experimentation. So please follow the expert.

Picture will be posted soon!

My sanseveria collections

Sanseveria is a historically recognized genus of flowering plants native to Africa, Madagascar and Southern Asia according to Wikipedia. This plant comes with so many common names such as snakeplants, bow string hemp, devil’s tounge, jinn’s tounge, mother-in-law tounge and snake tounge. In my village, home country Philippines this plant is called “Espada”. When my mother visited me last year, she said that it is called Espada maybe because it resembles a sword.

Anyway, Sanseveria is one of my favorite houseplant. It is easy to care for lolz, I don’t need to water very often and has low maintenance. I can put this plant anywhere with no fuss because sanseveria will live even in the darkest side of your home. This plant is a tough plant besides that, there are a lot of benefits for our health having Sanseveria inside the house. According to NASA, it has the ability to absorb an excessive amount of carbon monoxide, it also emits oxygen at night and filters some toxins from the air like benzene, xylene, trichloroethylene, and formaldehyde.

Many researchers and experts believed that it is more beneficial when we put Sanseveria in our bedroom to have fresh oxygen to breath at night while we are sleeping. Therefore, most of my Sanseveria collections are in our bedroom.

So now let’s go to my lists and count how many I have and still hoping to have more.

Interested to have these plants in your collections, they are also available in my store just click the link,

Anthurium Superbum

Anthurium superbum is also called as Bird’s Nest Anthurium, it said that it is very easy to grow tropical plant. I think this is rare type of anthurium. It has elliptical, rigid large leaves.

Anthurium superbum will flower in her right time and if she happy of course. This plants can thrive in pots inside the house. Like other plants, Anthurium superbum grow depends on many factors, like soil type, sunlight, temperature, etc.

String of Pearls

String of Pearls is a common name of Senecio Rowleyanus, it has special leaves that looks like a small peas. This plant is under in the succulent plants maybe because it is delicate and need care like the other succulents.

This plant blooms in summer that looks-like white asterids. The flower will last maybe a month depends on how happy is the plant.

This plant is one of my wish list. Last year, I ordered online but it did not survived. Now, I have it in my collections and of course I also sell them.

What I observed with String of pearls, she is really meticulous. I had 2 hanging baskets that I decided to keep however, it start to die. I rescued of course by checking on the plant and give extra care. I re-potted them change the soil and put under the sun-blaster light. Now, they are reviving.

Taking care of String of Pearls is also tricky. I thought at first they like direct sunlight because the first 2 months I had them hanging near the window and it seems that they are happy, unfortunately after that period they start to shrivel.

So, I start to do some researched and it said that String of Pearls should put in bright but not direct sunlight. The soil also must be well drained like cactus mix.

Like other succulents, String of Pearls doesn’t like too much water, this will cause the pearls or the leaves to rot.