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Question:

I am trying to repot my old Monstera.  There are many “roots” that go from the stem of the plant to the soil.  Should I cut these out or leave them?

Answer:

In nature, those aerial roots wander along and attach to the damp rain forest soil and up damp tree trunks. When potted, those roots serve no useful purpose, so they can be removed without harm to the plant. Some folks like to leave them in place because they look unusual. It’s a matter of personal preference.