would anyone be kind enough to tell me how to take cuttings off a philodendron bipinnatifidum.

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    I am currently aware of how to take cuttings off the trailing/climbing vine species of them but i would like to take a cutting off a potted bipinnatifidum that i havent allowed to go really anywhere. yes i know google....but google cant tell one ones specifics or little tech they may have to get it to root faster or the best way that works for them in general. sharp device at the ready. im a cultivator of cannabis for my career so i have pumps and air for just rooting in water faster and of course hormones etc.....where do i cut??? where do i begin??? thanks in advance. stay green.
     
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    Razor it off just below a node. Maybe a finger's width below. Have at least one leaf, and preferably not a large unfurling new one. Those sap too much energy. If that's all you have, then go for it, but perhaps cut the new leaf in half. I would not root in water unless you plan to grow it hydroponically. Something rather loose and well drained, cover the node and the tiny bit of stem, support it with a stake if necessary. You don't need to water it much unless your medium is bone dry. Then soak, submerged for a few minutes, drain, and wait until the surface dries to water again. You can tent it with plastic to increase humidity.
     
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    Thank you my buddy has a pop up nursery and was asking for a cutting but has been too busy to reply on really how i would go about it. i have some orchid mix ill root it in with some good potting soil mixed, perlite aswell . it has new growth starting to emerge (a new leaf) i suppose ill wait untill after its unfurled to make a cut on a more mature neighbor. i also dont really see a node its just stem to stock no shared nodes what so ever yet
     
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    When you see these old and sprawling, as I often do, you'll realize it does grow as a vine, and has leaf nodes as any philodendron would. If you don't cut below a leaf scar/node, the cutting won't root. (Pardon the pedantry. My sister insisted on trying to root a Monstera with just the petiole...)

    You don't have to cut any of the leaves at this point. If you had a new one almost full size, not yet fully unfurled, it would continue to take vigor from the cutting. That's why you would curtail that leaf by cutting it in half. With a small tight leaf just starting, it will likely just remain small and tight until there is enough root to nourish it.
     

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