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How do you manage long pothos?

How do you manage long pothos?


  1. Watering: Allow the top inch of soil to dry out between waterings; overwatering can cause root rot.
  2. Fertilizing: Pothos are light feeders.
  3. Pruning: Plants can be kept more compact or allowed to sprawl.
  4. Cleaning: Wipe leaves with a damp cloth every few weeks to keep foliage looking fresh.
  5. Repotting:

How do you snip a pothos plant?

To get a cutting for Pothos propagation, follow these steps: Trim a 4-6 inch piece just below a root node. Ideally, the cutting will have 4+ leaves and at least two growth nodes. Pothos plant propagation can be done in water or soil, but once it begins, the plant has difficult switching to the other growing medium.

What to do when pothos is rootbound?

Repotting your pothos plant If your pothos plant is root bound, then the most obvious solution is to move it to a larger pot. Moving the pothos plant to a larger pot will provide the plant with more space to expand. The plant can then develop their roots and grow exponentially.

Where do you cut pothos?

Make the cut just below a root node. The root nodes are little brown bumps protruding from the stem of the pothos. Remove leaves from the bottom 1 to 2 inches of the cuttings.

Can you put pothos cuttings directly into soil?

Place the jar of pothos cuttings in a place that gets plenty of light, but not direct sunlight. About a month after the roots begin to show, you can plant the cuttings in soil and treat them as you would any other houseplant. Keep the soil moist and keep your rooting pothos out of direct sunlight.

Will pothos keep growing after cutting?

The point where the leaf meets the vine is called a node, and your pothos will send out a new vine in that area after you’ve pruned. Take care not to leave any leafless vines. I’ve found that these typically won’t regrow. It is probably best to prune leafless vines completely off.

Do pothos like big pots?

Pot size depends on the size of the root ball. Pothos rarely requires repotting and can thrive in a smaller pot, which also helps prevent the plant from growing too large. Only move the pothos to a larger pot if the roots begin blocking the drainage holes or if the plant starts to lift from the soil.

What happens when you cut a pothos?

Pruned-off pothos stems can root and grow into new plants. Coat the cut end of the stem with a rooting hormone and plant it in moist soil. Keep the soil moist and the cutting may root and begin growing in as little as four to six weeks.

What should I do with my pothos plant?

As trailers, they are also great indoor hanging plants or placed up high on shelves. However, if left un-pruned, pothos can become too leggy. Pinching back stems at the tips ensures that your plant doesn’t become too thin and stringy. You can even put clippings into the same pot to help your pothos get more full.

What happens when you cut back a pothos plant?

Make sure that each cutting has one or two leaves. New roots will soon start to grow at the nodes. Once the roots are about 1 inch (2.5 cm) long, you can pot them up. At this point, you can start a brand new plant, or even plant them back into the pot that you took the cuttings from in order to create a fuller plant.

Why are the leaves on my Pothos turning green?

Variegated plants sometimes lose their leaf pattern and revert to all-green plants if they don’t get enough light—moving them to brighter conditions usually restores the variegation. Suddenly paler-looking leaves mean the plant is getting too much sun. Pothos plants thrive in ordinary, well-draining potting soil .

When is the best time to prune a pothos plant?

One of the first things to consider is when and when not to prune your Pothos plant. Thankfully, Pothos is considerably more hardy than many other houseplants, but it’s still better to prune it when it is actively growing. Pruning at the wrong time can lead to bare stems and vines or a stressed plant.