If you’re an ultimate lover of indoor plants, learn how to propagate pothos to multiply this low maintenance houseplant in easy steps!
Golden Pothos, also called Devil’s ivy, are the most commonly seen houseplants. They are forgiving, require low maintenance and don’t have specific requirements for light, watering, or fertilization.
Check out our article on the best types of pothos to grow indoors here!
Before starting with pothos propagation, it is important to know a few essential points:
- Pothos can be propagated both in water and soil.
- For propagating in both mediums, you need a healthy cutting with 1-2 nodes, and a small pot, a glass jar or any other creative container.
How to Propagate Pothos
To propagate pothos the right way, follow these steps:
- Select a healthy stem of the plant, and cut a 4-6 inches piece below the root node. Make sure that it has 4-5 leaves attached to it.
- You can propagate the plant both in water and soil. However, the plant is not going to do well if you’ll switch the growing medium later.
- If you’re growing pothos in water, keep the way it is, till it grows larger. The same applies while growing them in soil.
Propagating Pothos in Water
The first step starts with getting a glass jar. Fill it up with freshwater and place the cutting in it. Let the nodes submerge entirely in water as it is going to aid in the formation of the roots. Keep the pot at a spot where it can get bright indirect sunlight. Always keep the plant away from the harsh afternoon sun, as it can harm the tender, budding plant. The roots are going to form within a month.
Once the roots form, keep the plant in the glass jar in water or plant it in soil. However, do remember, once pothos roots adapt to grow in the water, it will be difficult for them to change the growing medium. Therefore, it’s better to keep growing the way it is.
Propagating Pothos in Soil
The process is similar to the one for water. Dip the cut end of cutting in a rooting hormone and plant it in a potting mixture, covering the nodes completely in soil. Keep the soil moist while making sure that you are not overwatering the plant as it can cause root rot.
The roots are going to form in 30-40 days, and it is going to take about two months or more for the plant to start new growth. Keep it away from the direct sunlight. With the right care and indirect light, the plant is going to flourish for a long time to come!