Not sure what to do from here!
By - pink_dick_licker
So I have this Monstera that got pretty beat up (Toddler thought it was a towel rack apparently). I've never propped anything before, but I decided to separate the damaged part of the plant and try to prop it. I think the roots look decent, but I'm not sure if I'm ready to pot it. It shot up a baby leaf that is about to unfurl.. the original leaves are pretty sad looking. Was curious what you all would do in this situation? Should I chop the original leaves and start over with a baby plant? Could the plant even handle that? TIA!
i personally would leave the big leaves alone, the baby will need some stability while it grows and will be provided the chlorophyll it needs to survive :) the leaves, whilst a bit battered now, will eventually die back as the plant grows so they won’t always ruin the aesthetic of the plant.
i say just pot em! make sure any of the baby leaf that was submerged in water is covered (lightly/gently) with soil, i didn’t do this with some pothos props and they went black & died as they weren’t ready to go from water to air so quickly i guess.
Thanks so much! I'll give it a try. Fingers crossed 🤞🤞
also if you wanted, it looks like you may be able to split the 2 big leaves so you have 2 plants! as long as they each would have roots. you could pot separately or together for a bigger plant as it grows.
Hey, I hope your Monstera is doing better.
I really like your macrame hanger at the back, would you have a pattern? 😊
Doing pretty good! And thank you! I don't have a pattern though, I'm sorry! I just spent a little time on YouTube looking for the video I used to create the part that actually holds the pot but I couldn't find it. I found similar but not the same thing. The top part I just did on my own without reference.
Thank you very much for your response, the top part is pretty. You did a nice job there.