If you’ve owned a philodendron plant for any length of time, you might have noticed that it grows pretty quickly. Philodendrons are trailing plants and are known for being one of the fastest growing houseplants around. Another plus – you can propagate your philodendron in several different ways. The simplest way is by taking cuttings from the ends of the vines and placing them in soil or water.
Keep reading for tips on how you can multiple the Philodendrons you already have and spread your love of plants to other parts of your home. Follow along as I propagate my philodendron Brasil.
To propagate Philodendron Brasil by stem cuttings, you’ll need:
- A sharp knife or pair of scissors
- A clear glass or jar
- Philodendron Brasil plant
First, fill your glass or jar with water and set it aside. Next, take your Philodendron Brasil plant and cut a 6-8 inch section from the end of a vine. Make sure to cut at an angle so that more surface area is exposed. This will help the cutting to root more easily.
Now, remove any leaves from the bottom half of the cutting. You want to leave at least 2-3 leaves at the top of the cutting. These will help to provide energy for the Philodendron Brasil as it grows roots and starts to grow new leaves.
Finally, place the cutting in the glass or jar of water. Make sure that the leaves are above the water line and that only the bottom inch or so of the cutting is submerged.
Place the glass or jar in a bright spot, but out of direct sunlight. Philodendron Brasil plants like to be in warm, humid environments, so placing the cutting near a source of heat like a radiator can be helpful.
Check on your Philodendron Brasil cutting every few days. You’ll know it is time to transplant the Philodendron Brasil into soil when you see roots growing from the bottom of the cutting.
Fill a small pot with well-draining potting mix and gently transplant the Philodendron Brasil into the soil. Water lightly and place in a bright spot, but out of direct sunlight.
Continue to care for your Philodendron Brasil plant as you would a normal Philodendron Brasil plant. Water when the soil is dry and fertilize monthly during the growing season. With a little love and care, your Philodendron Brasil cutting will soon turn into a full-fledged Philodendron Brasil plant!