Once you have one pothos plant, it’s easy to propagate it over and over again to create more for yourself and to share with friends and family! Here’s how to propagate pothos plants!
I’m still really figuring out which houseplants are my favourites and which I don’t care for as much, but like most people, pothos plants are definitely a favourite of mine. You basically can’t seem to kill them and they just keep growing bigger and bigger, no matter what you do. Did you know that you can also easily propagate them to share with family and friends? You may find that you almost have to because of how big they get. I have a very large pothos plant, but I decided that I’d also like a smaller one, so I decided it was finally time to start propagating. I use my larger plant all the time for styling “for work” and I thought a smaller version of the same plant would come in handy. So I thought I’d share the super simple process over here. 🙂
Tools Needed for Propagating a Pothos Plant
- An existing trailing pothos plant
- A small vase or container that can hold water
- Pruning shears or clean scissors
That’s it! This process takes basically no special skills or materials whatsoever. For the vase, I love to reuse my little candle jars. I find they look so lovely, but are also a great, practical solution. I often wonder what to do with empty candle jars and this is just the perfect use for them in my opinions. These are the candles that I’ve been burning most often recently. I love the classic jars they come in both with the candle and without.
How to Propagate Pothos Plants: Method
This really couldn’t be easier. Just take the trailing end of your pothos plant and cut off a section with a least four-to-five leaves on it. remove any leaves that will end up submerged under water once you put the cut end of the stem in your vase.
You’ll notice that next to each leaf, there’s a little nub that sticks out a bit. When you submerge this nub under water, that’s where your first root will grow!
Once your root is a couple of inches long, you can plant your new baby pothos in a little bit of potting soil, or you can just leave it in the water for as long as you need to if you’re having a hard time finding time to do the actual planting. These plants really are just the most easy-going!
Do you have a pothos plant that you’d like to propagate? Are you going to make a new baby plant for yourself or are you going to share it with a friend?
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Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.