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Tips & Tricks |Just add water: how to propagate your Monstera plant
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The Monstera deliciosa is probably the most Instagrammed of houseplants. Also known as the Swiss cheese plant — thanks to its huge, shiny hole-filled leaves — the 70s classic is now king of the indoor jungle. Not only does this tropical vine look great on the 'gram, but you can easily grow your own.

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Unlike most living things, plants have the rare ability to duplicate all parts of themselves from any of their cells — no matter where they’re borrowed from. First, take a cutting from your mother plant. Slice off an 8cm sprig at a 45 degree angle using a clean, sharp knife. Include the tip of the stem and a few leaves at the top.

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Pop into a clean glass filled with room temperature water (replacing weekly to discourage bacterial growth). Put into a sealed clear plastic bag to create a mini greenhouse. Pro tip: inflate the bag so the cutting doesn’t touch the sides. Leave in bright — but not direct — sunlight, top up the water as necessary and watch those wispy white tendrils grow.

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