Pothos plants are one of the most popular and easiest houseplants to take care of. Whether you’re a novice or have a green thumb, pothos are great houseplants for everyone. They do well in almost every environment, and start to droop when they’re thirsty, letting you know they need to be watered. One of my favorite things about pothos are that they are so easy to propagate and make more of! This allows you to only ever buy one and continue filling your home with cuttings.
Today I’ll be going over how to grow and repot your pothos from cuttings.
I found a beautiful pothos for only $8 at my new favorite nursery Mickey Hargitay Plants. You want to find one that’s nice and full with quite a few hanging vines that you can cut from.
You’ll need scissors, a clear vase, and some plant food. It can be foam or liquid. This doesn’t matter because we’re only going to use a small amount to mix it into the water.
Choose healthy vines that are at least 4-6 inches long and have a few nodes. Nodes are those small brown nubs you see in the photo below. This is important because this is where your roots will grow from.
Take your vines and remove the few leaves that are closest to the bottom. You don’t want to put any leaves in water because they will die. Your leaves should stay above water.
Your next step is to fill your clear vase with room temperature filtered water and mix in a teaspoon of plant food. This will help speed up the rooting process. Then place your cuttings in the vase!
After a few days you will notice your water getting a bit murky. When this starts to happen, empty your face and refill it with fresh filtered water. You do not need to put any more plant food as your vines have already soaked it up.
Change your water out every couple of days. You want to keep your vines nice and healthy so they can continue to grow.
After a couple weeks, you’ll notice roots coming out of the nodes.
After a good 4 weeks, my vines had enough roots and were ready for potting. I pulled my vines out of the water and cut them down a little so the roots were close to the very bottom of the vine. I filled a pot with some soil, placed my vines in it, and voila! A new and healthy pothos 🙂
I hope this was helpful and if you have any questions, feel free to ask me in the comments. Happy planting!