How to propagate Pothos

Pothos is an evergreen vine cultivated both outdoors and indoors as a houseplant.

There are two types of this plant; the first one is the Pothos Asia, which has heart-shaped leaves, and the second type is the Pothos Brasil, which has oval-shaped leaves.

If you want to propagate pothos in a pot, use a well draining mix of potting soil and sand/gravel in a ratio of 50:50.

The soil should be well moistened before you insert cuttings from healthy plants into it to avoid air pockets that can lead to root rot.

Place the cut potted in a well-lit area where they will get adequate air circulation.

This plant propagates best when there is no direct sunlight because it will lead to rapid drying of the soil.

Pothos plants like average humidity levels and should be fertilized every month with a balanced fertilizer.

Pothos propagation in an outdoor garden is possible via air layering; this method works well if your area isn’t too cold in wintertime.

Pothos propagation from leaf cuttings is very simple and you should try it if your pothos plants are producing new shoots.

You can use any part of the plant for this purpose; strip off a length of stem with three nodes, remove all the leaves and stick the cutting into moist potting soil. Keep in mind that stem cuttings produce the fastest results.

Keep pothos propagation moist during wintertime, water sparingly during summertime.

Pothos propagation from stem cuttings is done with a part of the plant where there are several nodes.

Cut off roots and stems completely and let them dry for a couple of hours before planting them in the soil, 1/3 of the cutting must be below the soil line. You can use rooting hormone to increase your chances of successful pothos propagation.

Pothos propagation from root cuttings is done with plant material dug up from the outdoors where it has taken hold. There are two types of rooting hormones that you can purchase from a garden center, they are the powder and liquid types.

Pothos propagation from leaf layering is done with a plant that has long vines similar to hops.

It is best to propagate pothos via this method in summertime when sap flows through the vines; it’s necessary for successful pothos propagation. Take several shoots and insert them into the soil so only 2-3 leaves are visible and keep in a shaded area.

Keep the soil moist during summertime and let it dry slightly before watering it again, but don’t let the plant go completely dry or you will kill it. New pothos vines should begin growing within 4 to 8 weeks.

You can separate these vines from the mother plant after they have taken root.

Pothos propagation from stem layering is done with a shoot that has long stems and healthy leaves. In order to propagate pothos via this method, you must have a pot that is at least 5 inches in width.

Take a shot with several nodes and strip off all of the leaves. Thread the shoots through the drainage holes in the pot and push them into soil up to their first two nodes; it’s necessary to keep them moist during this period.

Stem layering produces new plants much slower than other forms of pothos propagation, usually within 1-2 months you should begin seeing vines emerging from the soil.

Pothos propagation from seeds is done with dried berries harvested from an indoor or outdoor vine.

You can use any type of pot to grow pothos seeds, they require average temperature levels during germination stage and should be kept moist but not wet.

Pothos seedlings are extremely susceptible to fungus diseases, so use sterile potting soil to grow them in.

Pothos propagation is difficult, but not impossible with the right care and techniques.

It’s best to have one healthy plant that will serve as a parent for your pothos cuttings or seeds, choosing plants that are resistant to vine diseases will help increase their health and decrease the risk of fungus.

If you’re having problems with poor root development, try using rooting hormones to increase your chances of success.

Fertilize pothos with a complete fertilizer for indoor plants during spring and summertime, do not fertilize them during fall and winter because they need less nutrients at this time.

Pothos propagate easily and can be grown into hanging planters or containers that are attractive to view.

There is no limit to the number of new pothos vines you can grow with stem and leaf cuttings, some people propagate it every year.

So this is how to propagate Pothos.


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