Pothos are some of the easiest plants to care for and make great low-maintenance houseplants. They were one of the first plants I chose to have in my room as a kid, which goes to show how easy they are!
These plants also do great as cuttings because they can basically live in water forever. Whether kept in water or soil, pothos will let you know right away when they’re thirsty as their leaves begin to droop.
In this post, I’m going to show you how to propagate Pothos and give tips for growing these houseplants. If you’re looking for a good pair of trimming shears or propagation jars, scroll to the end of this post for recommendations.
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How To Propagate Pothos:
Step 1 – Once you have a mother plant to take cuttings from, find a spot on a vine with several nodes at a length you desire. Cut the vine right below a node. (Click here for my favorite pruning sheers!)
Step 2 – Remove the lower leaves from the cutting so that there are only 1-3 leaves on top. This will help the plant direct its energy towards creating roots.
Step 3 – Place the cutting in a container of water so that the bottom nodes are underwater, and wait for roots to grow. (Click here for my favorite mason jars!) Once roots are established, you can transfer to a pot with soil or keep in water.
The photo above shows some cuttings I’ve had in water for only a few weeks. As you can see, their roots begin to come in fast.
Tips for Growing Pothos:
- Pothos can survive in low to medium light, but will thrive in bright, indirect light.
- Variegated types, such as the Golden and Marble Queen Pothos, require more light than non-variegated Pothos.
- These plants are not picky about water. When thirsty, their leaves will visibly become droopy, letting you know its time to water.
- If desired, these plants can survive in water. As long as there is no rot on the stems and clean water is provided when the water runs low, then they can grow just fine without soil.
Above is a photo of some cuttings I’ve been growing for a few months. The roots are almost filling the whole jar!
If you’re interested in purchasing Pothos cuttings to grow yourself, feel free to visit my Etsy shop where I regularly have cuttings for sale. I’ve also included all of the items used in this post below.