Q. Can I clip off the aerial roots from my Monstera plant?


The aerial roots are important for climbing and nutrition. Healthy aerial roots result in the most attractive plants so do not remove them. As the plant grows into a vine, encourage some of these roots into the moss covered support for your plant and allow the rest to remain exposed where they will absorb moisture from the air. (You can make your own supporting pole for a monstera by filling a tube of rolled plastic netting with sphagnum moss and embedding the end deep in the soil of the pot.)

For complete care instructions for Monstera deliciosa, please read our Guide to Monstera Care.

Courtesy of NYBG Plant Information


  • Last Updated Dec 02, 2020
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  • Answered By Leslie Coleman

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