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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?
 

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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. How to Propagate a Split-Leaf Philodendron

I grow everything in sight, even the left-over base of onions :wink2:
 

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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 philodendron:wink2:There was one site that also discussed trees that look like this.

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

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Sorry! Did it include a root when you pt it in?
That's why they died. :laughing:

The only roots come out of the top and go into the ground. There were no small chutes of root nodes or anything like that.

I gave up on it for now and put my time back towards my Mexican Heather. I started with 12 of them 4yrs ago and am up to about 36 of them now.
 

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That's why they died. :laughing:

The only roots come out of the top and go into the ground. There were no small chutes of root nodes or anything like that.

I gave up on it for now and put my time back towards my Mexican Heather. I started with 12 of them 4yrs ago and am up to about 36 of them now.
Nice. I really like growing things. I was wondering if it would work to put the dip of a big plant stem, with aerial roots in a pot of earth, without cutting it. Then, if it grew new leaves you could cut it below or above the roots, or both. Hard to explain. :} There's a name for that technique, I will find it, for when you have everything else done!
 
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