Can Monstera aerial roots rot?
In some cases, pruning Monstera aerial roots makes sense. For instance, if the plant’s roots are browned or decaying, you shouldn’t keep them attached to the plant. The rot could spread. Long, dangling aerial roots that have taken over your wall are okay to prune.
Do aerial roots rot in water?
Monstera aerial roots in water
This is supposedly because aerial roots can absorb moisture, which is true. However, placing them in water 24/7 probably won’t do much more than make them rot and possibly endanger your plant.
How do you encourage aerial roots in Monstera?
Providing your Monstera with a moss pole will encourage its aerial roots to grow towards the pole rather than all over the place, so this will give your plant a much cleaner appearance and will encourage it to grow taller, producing larger leaves with more fenestrations if it is old enough.