How to propagate a Calathea Musaica Network

Last Updated: May 29, 2022

Whether you are trying to propagate your Calathea Musaica to create new plants, give cuttings to friends or if you are trying to save part of your plant if it’s dying, the process is really rewarding and quite simple. 

In this post, we will go through the entire process of Calathea Musaica (Network) propagation, as well as go through any problems you might face and share our top tips for success.

How to propagate a Calathea Musaica through the division method

  1. Take your Calathea Musaica out of its pot

    Lift your plant out carefully so you don’t damage your plant. Never pull from the leaves as they can end up ripping. Check if the roots have started to grow out of the drainage holes as you might need to untangle these to prevent them from snapping.

  2. Remove the potting mix from the root system

    To be able to divide the plant, you’ll need to locate the various natural sections of your Calathea Musaica. To do this, carefully remove the bulk of the potting mix from the roots. A good way is to loosely run your fingers through the root system, shaking the roots slightly to separate them.

  3. Separate the sections

    The roots might need some delicate untangling easily but you should be able to pull the various sections of your plant apart. If your Calathea Musaica only has one central section, then you can slice this section in half to create two new plants. Use a clean, sharp knife to slice the plant in half.

  4. Place the sections in fresh potting mix

    The first thing to do is get your mother Calathea Musaica plant back in its pot, or a smaller pot if you have taken away a large section of the plant. Then you need to plant your new section into fresh potting mix.

  5. Continue normal Calathea Musaica care

    Now that your cutting is now in fresh potting mix you can care for it as you would your other Calathea Musaica. And that’s it – your Calathea Musaica (Network) propagation is complete! All that’s left to do is decide if you want to keep your new plant or if you want to gift it to someone.

To learn more about how to care for your new plants after propagation, check out our Calathea Musaica care guide. 

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