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Old 04-15-2016, 04:33 PM   #1
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Propagating a split leaf philodendron?


I have a large split-leaf, and would like to try making more. I've read tutorials by way of a google search, but I don't understand exactly where I am supposed to cut the stem. Some say just under the leaf, some say above the root node, and some say below. Has anyone here ever done this?

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I have a large split-leaf, and would like to try making more. I've read tutorials by way of a google search, but I don't understand exactly where I am supposed to cut the stem. Some say just under the leaf, some say above the root node, and some say below. Has anyone here ever done this?
You're right, the info is confusing. It's different for little philodendrons & big.

Here's a good article. http://homeguides.sfgate.com/propaga...ron-37400.html

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Thanks. That article is one of the few that I read, that prompted me to make this thread.
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Thanks. That article is one of the few that I read, that prompted me to make this thread.
Are you still having difficulty finding the node?
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Are you still having difficulty finding the node?
Yep. I'm going to get a few pictures of my plant and post them up to make this easier.
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I've seen that one too. My plant doesn't look like his. Mine has a trunk (like a traditional tree) and roots grow out of the top of the trunk just under the leaf stems. There's only 2 or 3 roots, and each one is close to 5ft long.

I'll get some pictures later today just to make sure that mine is what I think it is. I've grown sweet potatoes, tomatoes, caladiums, mexican heather, and a few others, but this one is new to me. Thanks for trying to help.
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I've seen that one too. My plant doesn't look like his. Mine has a trunk (like a traditional tree) and roots grow out of the top of the trunk just under the leaf stems. I'll get some pictures later today just to make sure that mine is what I think it is. I've grown sweet potatoes, tomatoes, caladiums, mexican heather, and a few others, but this one is new to me. Thanks for trying to help.
That makes sense. I looked up how many philodendrons there are first. . . about 486! That explains why it's hard for you to ID the node! It may not have one, or even be a philodendronThere was one site that also discussed trees that look like this.

( I do searches just to keep my mind stimulated :}

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Not the best pics, but here they are.

The whole plant


Top section


Bottom


Very top


Leaf


Closer in on the top


And here's 2 that I cut about a week ago.

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Two separate links:

http://floridata.com/Plants/Araceae/...innatifidum/81

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Funny blog: http://plantsarethestrangestpeople.b...lodendron.html

Apparently, no one knows a lot about propagating. They live a looong time! And get huge. Many in So. Calif. I took them for granted.

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Thanks! I've been looking up the wrong one. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.
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And here's 2 that I cut about a week ago.

Did the propagating work?
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Did the propagating work?
No, they all died. I gave up for the time being.
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No, they all died. I gave up for the time being.
Sorry! Did it include a root when you pt it in?
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