Can I take cuttings from the base of a plant?


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My mini monstera (Rhaphidophora Tetrasperma) has become incredibly leggy, the first leaf on one of the stems is almost a foot up. I’m thinking about cutting the bare stem into sections and propagating them but it has a rather healthy root system and would hate to throw it away unnecessarily. I’m wondering if I cut just above the first node, will new leaves start growing like they do higher up on the plant?
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Yes, you can make lots of cuttings from those stems. 2 or 3 node ones would be best. You can root the top too. Try air-layering the top first and you will get new stems on the remaining stem faster than cuttings. You don't need to throw away the bottom part. When you cut off the top it will sprout new stems from the base.
 

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