How To Propagate Pothos Cuttings In Water

Did you know that you can grow plants from the cuttings / stems / vines of your beloved house plants?

Pothos (it’s proper name is epipremnum aureum) are one of the easiest plants to propagate in water! Propagation is the process of cutting stems + vines from the mother plant and growing babies either in soil or water. My favorite way to propagate is in water because it’s just so fun and rewarding to see the roots start to grow!

So today on the City of Sisterly Love, I’m going to be showing you guys how to propagate pothos cuttings in water!

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Above is the photo of my MARBLED POTHOS isn’t she beautiful? I got her last winter at Whole Foods + over the summer she’s grown exponentially! I’ve cut the long, hanging vines TWICE since then + propagated the cuttings in water.

These plants are pretty low effort (but high reward because they’re so simply stunning). They can do well in almost any type of environment. So, if you live in an apartment that doesn’t get that much sunlight, you can absolutely have a pothos!

MEDIUM LIGHT, INDIRECT – this is what they prefer. BUT, like I said… They can really do well in any type of light situation. I keep my mother plant ontop of a tall bookcase in a south-facing window that see’s a ton of sunlight. The propogations are in bright, sunny rooms!

WATER 1-2X A WEEK – these plants do best when their soil is kept dry, but never sitting in water! I water my pothos once or twice a week, and let the water drain through the bottom each time.

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HOW TO CUT VINES

First, you carefully want to cut the long hanging vines from your pothos. Cut a long enough stem so that you can get enough leaves / nodes out of it!

Nodes are the brown nodules located next to every leaf on the vine – basically, it’s the little brown nub where the vine and stem meet. This is where the new root is going to form!

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PLACE STEMS + NODES IN WATER

After each node is cut, place it in filtered tap water. This is basically going to be the plant’s home for the next couple of weeks / months! After about 3-4 weeks, you’ll start to see a long root grow out of where the brown nodes were.

From the root stem, you’ll start to see little roots shoot off. Eventually, you can replant it in soil. I like to keep mine in their water containers for as long as I can – they’re beautiful + such a fun switch to your average plant!

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See all of those roots on these two propagations that I started over the summer? It’s so much fun to watch them change / grow over time!

Eventually, I’ll repot these into soil so that I can place them all around my house. But for now, I love watching them grow more roots every single day!

This is truly such an easy and rewarding process for plant beginners. If you end up propagating your pothos, send me pictures… I’d love to see!

Hope that you + your little plant fams are happy!

XO

Emily

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