Growing Pothos from Cuttings | Propagating Pothos

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Growing Pothos from Cuttings is an easy process as long as you know how to do it in the right way. Read all about Propagating Pothos here!

Growing Pothos from Cuttings

Growing Pothos from Cuttings is one of the best ways to multiply this plant with ease and also for free! Here are all the details on Propagating Pothos correctly!

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Pothos Plant Profile

Also known as golden pothos, devil’s ivy, money plant, and Ceylon creeper, Pothos (Epipremnum aureum) plants are native to Southeastern Asia and Oceania.

This low-maintenance houseplant is popular for its adaptability and air-purifying abilities. It can grow up to 5-10 feet long indoors easily and looks great both as climbing and trailing plant. You can easily grow it from cutting in soil and water!

Though all pothos are pretty easy to grow from cuttings, Golden and Hawaiian Pothos are the best to grow if you want fast and quick propagation.

Here are the benefits of growing pothos indoors

Growing Pothos from Cuttings

1. Taking Cuttings

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Select a healthy stem with 1-2 nodes from the existing plant. Snip off a 4-6 inches long cutting, right below the node (where the leaf or the bud joins the stem). Also, make sure it has at least 2-3 top leaves attached to it.

2. Planting Cuttings

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Dip the cut ends of the stem cutting in a rooting hormone. Fill a pot with a well-draining potting mix, though pothos can be grown in ordinary garden soil as well.

Plant the cuttings and cover the nodes completely in the soil. Keep the growing medium slightly moist but not waterlogged as it can cause stem rot.

3. Temperature


Being a tropical plant, it does best in the temperature range of 70F (21 C) and above. However, you can propagate the cuttings anytime as long as the temperature is above 50 F (10C).

Covering the cuttings with a plastic or ziplock bag will also help to sustain the warm temperature while maintaining the humid environment.

Keep it near a windowsill where it gets bright indirect light. If you have an east-facing window, keep the pot there so that it can bask in the mild morning sun daily.

3. Aftercare


Provide the mild morning light for 2-3 hours for the best growth. Keep it away from direct sun for the rest of the day. Water only when the topsoil feels a bit dry to the touch.

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