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Q.Rooting broken philodendron selloum

Zone Upperville, VA 20184 | Anonymous added on July 23, 2018 | Answered

I have a very large philodendron selloum that broke off at soil level during a big storm. I would like to reroot it. My thought had been to remove all the air roots in the soil, score the main stalk, apply root tone and replant. Is there a more appropriate way to do this?

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Answered on July 24, 2018

Fill a 2-inch pot with 1 part peat moss and 1 part sand uniformly blended.

Select a philodendron stem with at least two nodes and cut it off the plant.
Plant the cutting in the peat-moss blend. Verify that the bottom node is below the surface; roots will sprout from it.
Water the cutting at planting. Keep the soil consistently moist to encourage root development.

Cover the stem with a clear plastic bag to create a warm and moist environment. Set the pot in indirect sunlight.

Dig gently around the stem's base to check for roots once a week. Transplant a newly rooted Philodendron selloum to a 3-inch pot filled with potting mix. Upgrade to a 5-inch container when the roots outgrow the current planter.

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