If you are like me, you love monstera leaves. They are so unique and beautiful! But have you ever wondered how long they last when cut? And what about keeping them in water? In this blog post, we will answer those questions and more!
How Long Do Cut Monstera Leaves Last?
You can expect cut monstera leaves to last anywhere from a few days to a couple of weeks. It really depends on how you take care of them. If you keep the stems in water, they will last longer. But if you let them dry out, they will not last as long.
This means that cutting a monstera leaf is not a long-term solution if you want to keep the plant alive. However, it can be a good way to enjoy the plant for a short period of time. Many people do this when monstera stems break from the weight of the leaves.
If the monstera leaf has a node, you can propagate it in water. A node is a small growth on the stem where new leaves and stems grow. By placing the node in water, you can encourage it to sprout new growth.
As such, if you want to keep your cut monstera leaf alive for the long-term, it is best to make sure there’s a node attached and place it in water.
What is the Best Way to Store Cut Monstera Leaves?
If you want your cut monstera leaves to last as long as possible, it is best to store them in water. You can use a vase or a jar. Just make sure that the stems are submerged in water.
This is because monstera leaves need water to stay alive. When they are cut, they no longer have access to the water that they need. Storing them in water will help to keep them alive for a longer period of time.
Just like with your full plant, keep the vase in a spot with bright, indirect light. Too much direct sunlight will cause the leaves to turn yellow and eventually die.
Additionally, you should change the water every few days to prevent it from getting stagnant. Not changing the water will result in moldy liquid and a shortened lifespan for your leaves.
How to Cut Monstera Leaves?
When cutting monstera leaves, it is important to use a sharp knife. This will help to prevent the stems from breaking. You should also cut at an angle so that more of the stem is exposed. This will help the plant to absorb more water and stay alive for a longer period of time.
Make sure all equipment is sterilized before use to prevent the spread of disease. Simply wipe down knives and cutting tools with rubbing alcohol to disinfect them.
It’s also important to be careful when cutting monstera leaves. The plant is poisonous if ingested, so be sure to wash your hands after cutting the leaves.
In conclusion, cut monstera leaves can last anywhere from a few days to a couple of weeks. The best way to store them is in water, and you should use a sharp knife to cut at an angle when cutting the leaves.
Be sure to sterilize all equipment before use and wash your hands after cutting the leaves. Thanks for reading! I hope this was helpful.
Tim is an avid gardener from the UK. He was the founder of PlantCarer.com from 2021 to Sep 2023. He sold PlantCarer.com to Aaron. He has since started his own business called Seed To Supper, which provides new gardeners all the materials you need in a box (pots, seeds, compost and instructions) to grow your own delicious and nutritious vegetables and herbs from start to finish – no garden required.