I've inherited a couple of variegated philodendron clippings that are really thriving in their glass water filled vases. In fact, they seem to prefer the vases to a pot.
The original owner told me you could actually root them right in the soil, so I tried this with one of them and it quickly disproved the theory. But after rinsing it off, recutting it and tossing it back in a glass, it bounced right back. Now it's grown extensive roots and even a new leaf or two.
They're starting to outgrow the vases, but transferring them to bigger vases means I'll need to add some pebbles to keep the plants from floating and falling over.
Here's my concern: these plants will need to be repotted again someday, especially if they keep growing at this rate. But if I anchor the plants with pebbles, it seems to me there won't be any way to transfer them without damaging the roots. I'm picturing a grapefruit sized handful of gravel that doesn't really form a root ball - it would just spill out of the glass and crush the roots, wouldn't it?
It would be so sad to mess it up now - they're doing so well! Does anyone have any experience with this?