Actress Aubrey Miles, much like her partner actor Troy Montero, has gotten into the endeavor of growing plants, and can now be considered another certified “plantita.”
Miles spoke about a method she has followed in her growing of plants through her Instagram page on Sept. 19, where she showed a plant in a goblet with water.
Miles said that when she started having the confidence to grow plants, her go-to way has been the water method.
“I remember experimenting from water, perlite, moss, mixing all the media that you can think of. Even direct soil. You’ll be surprised 90% of my direct soil is a success,” she said, adding that she had “more failure in perlite and moss.”
“I noticed most aroids can be propagated in water. Including pothos, philodendrons, monsteras, I also had success with rubber trees, zz plants,” she observed. She also noted that by experience, “water method is the fastest [method] but [with] a lot of risk.”
Miles feels that there are plants which can be propagated through water but it “really depends [on] how/where you cut the plant, [and] what kind of water” would be used. She said as long as the plant has roots, and even when there’s none, if the trunk is green, it can still be nurtured. She warned first-timers, though, not to “try to propagate with your expensive plant.” Miles have also tried variegation and her experience yielded positive results.
“Key to experimenting is always try your best,” she said. “Don’t think because mura ok lang mamatay (it’s inexpensive so it’s okay if it dies). Oh well Kung namatay (if it dies) then atleast you know you did your best.”
Miles said the goal is always to nurture the plant to life, so it’s important to do it right before one can move on to expensive plants. JB