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How to Build Your Plant Collection On a Budget | Pothos Propagation

Pothos are by far one of my favorite houseplants to have. They are very low maintenance and are fast growing I’d you feed and water them. 

I feed them every one to three months even though they require feeding monthly. And still they thrive so when I tell you they are low maintenance I mean that.

I feed my Pothos with Jobbes plant food spikes. They are slow release plant food stakes I insert in the soil and let do their thing. 

I water my Pothos when they are dry which is usually every two weeks or so. Most of the ones I have are in pots near the window in indirect sunlight. The ones in direct sunlight tend to grow two times as fast as those in indirect light.

I have one right now that been on a shelf in indirect sunlight and is nearly vining to the floor.

I also have a few vines I cut from another Pothos that need to be propagated. Today I’ll start with the already cut vines that need propagating.

How to Propogate a Pothos Houseplant 

Tools

— scissors 

— water

— small transparent containers (like these)

Step 1 – I clip the Pothos stem I plan to propagate my cuttings from.How to Build Up Your Plant Stash On a Budget | Pothos Propagation

I usually take cutting whenever a vine reaches the floor. My Pothos either hang from high shelves or ceiling hooks. How to Build Up Your Plant Stash On a Budget | Pothos Propagation

Step 2- Next I clip the stem in sections always cutting just above and just below the nods. How to Build Up Your Plant Stash On a Budget | Pothos Propagation

The nod is were the new roots will grow from so you need to ensure each leaf cutting has one.

Here’s a close up of what they look like on the vine. How to Build Up Your Plant Stash On a Budget | Pothos Propagation

And here’s what the leaf cutting with the nod should look like after cutting away the stems.How to Build Up Your Plant Stash On a Budget | Pothos Propagation

Step 3 – All Pothos clipping need to root is sunlight and fresh water. Under those conditions within a few weeks my cutting have new roots and are ready to be potted.

I like to use small glasses with narrow opening for Pothos leaf cuttings. They work best for keeping my cuttings upright in the jar until the form roots.How to Build Up Your Plant Stash On a Budget | Pothos Propagation

I fill the jar just below the rim so that each nod is able to be fully submerged in water. How to Build Up Your Plant Stash On a Budget | Pothos Propagation

I like to group several leaves in one jar to create stability and keep the leaves in place. I also do this so the roots intertwine and I can plant all of the leaves together in one pot when it’s time.How to Build Up Your Plant Stash On a Budget | Pothos Propagation

How to Build Up Your Plant Stash On a Budget | Pothos Propagation

How long before I can pot my rooted Pothos?

Its usually anywhere from 3 to 6 weeks before I pot my rooted Pothos. I give each cutting enough time to form a 3+ inch root before potting.

BEFORE

How to Build Up Your Plant Stash On a Budget | Pothos Propagation

How often should I change the water?

You should change the water in your container once a week and no longer than every 14 days. Not changing the water can lead to sick leaves, gnats and slow growth.

After a few weeks of water and sunlight your root system should look Iike this.

AFTER

How to Build Up Your Plant Stash On a Budget | Pothos Propagation

Once your root system is developed you can transfer the bunch of new plants to a single pot or plant each new plant in its own pot.

How to Build Up Your Plant Stash On a Budget | Pothos Propagation
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