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As we're in the midst of summer, it's prime propagation season. Most cuttings will do great establishing roots and transitioning to water this time of year, but here are a few options that are particularly adept to summer growth.
- First, simply moving any of the plants below into areas with brighter light is a great way to implement this list!
- Second, if your plants are growing in water, that brighter light will likely lead to algae growth showing up more quickly - in brighter light we recommend being diligent about replacing water for these plants every 1 to 2 weeks and periodically adding some hydrogen peroxide to the water the day before a refresh if you're beginning to see a little green show up in the water.
- Finally, be ready for more growth. That could mean repotting up upgrading vases, taking new cuttings to propagate, or simply finding new ways to keep the plant propped up and pretty.
- Monstera deliciousa and rhaphidophora: More often than not I grow these in medium indirect light because it make the water care less demanding - I generally try to replace water every 3 to 4 weeks - but if you'd like to see big leaves and mature fenestrations on your monstera, brighter light is necessary.
- Ficus tineke, burgundy, and elastica: often known as rubber trees because, well, they are trees and will eat up all the light you give them. I love growing these in water but bringing them into the light will help these grow a lot faster!
- Philodendron birkin and brasil: these two varieties of philodendron get colorful variegation which shows up stronger in brighter light. Birkins will see the intensity of white on their leaves increase, brasils will get more of that neon green stripe!
- Golden Pothos: these vining plants grow right up trees in the tropics looking for sunlight. Give them the light they are looking for!
- Dieffenbachia: commonly called dumb cane, is another plant that does great in water and will appreciate the brighter light spots in your home