How Do You Propagate Monstera Borsigiana?

Does Monstera Borsigiana Get Holes?

Like all Monstera species, Monstera borsigiana is susceptible to insect infestation. Moths and other insects are attracted to the sweet nectar of the plant.

The holes left in the leaves often go unnoticed until large portions of the leaf have been destroyed by insects, or worse still, eaten completely into oblivion.

The best way to avoid losing your leaves entirely is to keep your Monstera borsigiana away from anything that could attract these pests, such as other plants or bright lights.

Monstera Deliciosa and Borsigiana dislike direct sunshine for several reasons. The leaves of the Deliciosa may be huge, but they are riddled with big holes, making them more brittle than other large-leaved plants. Monstera Borsigiana holes are rarely noticeable, however, the damage is still done.

Spiracle-like markings are common on the leaves of Monstera deliciosa and Monstera borsigiana. With a little bit of care, you can avoid allowing these holes to grow. Adult’s moths and beetles often enter your Monstera Borsigiana through wounds in the leaves created by other insects or just plant negligence.

How Do You Propagate Monstera Borsigiana?

Monstera Borsigiana is an easy plant to propagate. It can be easily propagated by stem or leaf cutting and root cutting. Just make sure you have a clean cutting without any fungus or rot on it. The most common way to propagate Monstera Borsigiana is through leaf cuttings.

Simply remove one of the leaves from the stem, and place it in a pot filled with soil that has been moistened.

You can place the stem in direct sunlight, but do not allow sunlight to shine directly onto your Monstera borsigiana as this may cause sunburn. You can also mist your plant daily to increase humidity and prevent the leaves from drying out.

When you prune your Monstera borsigiana in the spring is the ideal time to propagate it. The key to success is understanding how to break out roots from the mother plant.

Each stem cutting must be at least two inches (five centimeters) long and have at least one leaf and one node. The following are the process of propagation of Monstera Borsigiana;

Propagation by stem or leaf cutting;

  • Cut out the Monstera Borsigiana leaf immediately below the point where it attaches to the plant, leaving a short stub of stalk.
  • Wash the area thoroughly and allow it to dry completely.
  • Poke the cut end of your stem cutting into moist soil or potting compound at a 45-degree angle, with the lowest side 1/2 inch (1.5 centimeters) above ground level or exposed soil surface.
  • Cover the newly planted cutting with a plastic bag or clear plastic wrap to create a greenhouse effect.
  • Keep the soil moist (but not overly wet), and keep your cutting in a warm, sunny place. Keep an eye on your plant.
  • If at least one of your potting mix’s top three inches (8 centimeters) are dry, add more water until right before it’s saturated, but not so much that water runs out of the bottom of the pot.
  • Place your cutting near an east or west window, near fluorescent light, or near household light.
  • Water the Monstera Borsigiana well and use a soilless mixture to hold it securely in place.
  • After rooting occurs, repot in a pot with its own soil and continue to water regularly until the Monstera Borsigiana is ready for partial shade conditions.

Propagation by root cutting;

  • Prepare your cutting for rooting as you would for direct wire-shaped cuttings.
  • Place the cutting in a plastic bag with moist soil and place it in a bright location where it will receive at least eight hours of light daily (more if possible).
  • Periodically heave out the top of the bag and change the soil until roots appear.
  • When the root mass is 15-20cm (6-8 inches) long, transfer the cutting to your potting mix.
  • Water regularly until the plant is well established in its new home and ready to take care of itself.
  • In the spring, prune your Monstera Borsigiana back to the main stem, leaving it just a few inches tall.
  • Keep your Monstera Borsigiana in a bright position and water regularly.

What Is The Difference Between Monstera Borsigiana And Monstera Deliciosa?

The size of their leaves is an additional distinction between Monstera deliciosa and borsigiana. In contrast, Monstera borsigiana has comparatively smaller leaves. Apparently, its leaves can only attain a size of 0.5 meters (1.6 feet) or less.

One of the most differentiating traits of Monstera deliciosa and Monstera borsigiana is the presence of a geniculum.

The geniculum is the stem junction connecting the stem to the leaf or leafstalk in plants. In contrast to borsigiana, mature leaves of Monstera deliciosa will have a winkle or geniculum.

The geniculum is one of the most well-known differences between Monstera deliciosa and borsigiana. The geniculum is the stem junction that links a plant’s stem to a leaf or leafstalk.

Monstera deliciosa has a geniculum that is undulating or wrinkled at the leaf-petiole junction. Due to their look and wavy texture, some refer to them as “ruffles.” This plant’s peculiar structure permits mobility or flexibility.

In contrast to deliciosa, borsigiana has the normal geniculum of other plants. The base of the leaf that joins it to the stem is simple, straight, and feels pleasant to the touch. Monstera Borsigiana as a climbing plant does not have the capability to attach itself to a wall, but merely climbs upwards by using aerial roots.

It is also with the elongation and growth of Aerial Roots (often called Air Roots) from its natural home, that Monstera deliciosa can climb a tree and then produce beautiful heart-shaped leaves. The difference between Monstera Borsigiana and Monstera deliciosa is mainly in the type of aerial root it produces.

What Is Monstera Borsigiana Albo?

Monstera Albo borsigiana is an extremely rare Monstera deliciosa variant with variegated leaves. The natural mutation that generates the variation happens once in over one hundred thousand plants, hence seeds cannot be used. In addition, the plant grows slowly, is costly, and might reverse.

Monstera Borsigiana Albo is known for its white and green variegated leaves. It is derived from the same parents as the regular borsigiana which is thought to be a clone of Monstera deliciosa.

Monstera Borsigiana Albo is more delicate in form and has leaves that are more of a creamy white color than the bright green leaves of Monstera deliciosa. They are ultra-rare and sought after by plant collectors all over the world.

The leaves of Monstera Borsigiana are said to phase in with moonlight going from dark green to white. It is also a popular houseplant in the United States since it can be grown indoors or outdoors.

Is Monstera Borsigiana Edible?

Monstera deliciosa is a great decorative plant for the home and is often grown as an indoor houseplant. Its succulent leaves, which can grow to be over 2 feet (60 cm) tall, are highly popular in floral arrangements and are also used in making ornamental dishes with pasta or eggs.

People have eaten this plant for centuries, mainly by grating or slicing off the green leaf tips of the plant and then adding them to dishes such as a spinach soup.

Monstera Borsigiana contains numerous fibers that can help the digestive system, and is high in calcium, zinc, and iron. The fungus that grows on it is edible as well. It help in controlling diabetes as it is a good source of fiber and prevents the sugar from entering into the bloodstream and increasing the sugar level in blood.

Where Do You Find Monstera Borsigiana?

Monstera Borsigiana are commonly available at local nurseries and even national home improvement retailers like Home Depot and Lowe’s. They could be mislabeled as Monstera deliciosa (or even split-leaf philodendron), so be sure to inspect the stem for ruffles. If there are none, you have probably discovered a borsigiana!

Additionally, you may find these plants online. Try searching on Etsy, eBay, or even Facebook Marketplace for “Monstera borsigiana.” There may be existing plants or cuttings available. Monstera Borsigiana can also be propagated through cuttings.

To do so, you will need to cut off a healthy leaf, let it callous overnight, and then put it in water to root. Once the cutting has rooted and is healthy, transplant it into its own pot that contains well-draining soil with more perlite and/or sand added to the mix than regular potting soil.

When buying Monstera Borsigiana, make sure to consider your climate. If you live in a warm and humid climate, you will probably want to go with Monstera deliciosa or monster Ella.

Monstera Borsigiana plants may be grown outdoors year-round if kept indoors in the winter. This plant thrives best in full sun or bright indirect light and should be planted about 2 feet apart from each other for optimal space and growth.

The soil should be well drained and fertilized once a month during the growing season (early spring through late fall).

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