4 Easy Steps To Propagate Pothos For Crazy Growth!

If you’re looking for an article that walks you through the process of propagating a pothos plant in great detail, congratulations, you’re in the right place! 

For beginners, propagating a plant can seem like a very complex and stressful task. I mean…you’re literally breeding plants at home…to create more plants…? Totally understandable why it may seem a little confusing to some. But, worry not as I’ve got you covered with this simple step-by-step guide on propagating your own pothos plant.


Okay, so, first of all, let’s lay out some of the things you will need to propagate the best pothos you can:

  • A pair of scissors
  • Some water
  • A container to grow the plant in
  • Some healthy soil
  • And, obviously a fresh pothos plant

Since propagation literally means breeding existing plants to make new ones, you’ll first need to get your hands on a healthy pothos stem, preferably one with a few fresh vibrant leaves growing on it.

Also, keep an eye on nodes – you want a stem with lots of nodes on it. As the plant grows, new roots will sprout from these nodes.

Pothos in Water

Once the right stem is acquired, it’s time to get your container and fill it with either water or soil.

Fortunately, the pothos plant can be propagated both ways. The downside of using water to propagate, however, is that you will regularly have to change the water to prevent bacterial growth. Soil propagation is much more convenient and effortless in this regard. 

Place the stem in the container and put it in direct sunlight or somewhere close to promote quicker rooting. 

If you happen to have chosen the water propagating method, you’ll eventually need to move the stem to the soil after a couple of weeks where it will root further and take the shape of a mature plant. 

Hydration is essential in the first few days of planting the stem in the soil. A container with drainage holes will allow you to water the pothos just enough and not create a puddle. Watering every day or every other day is preferable depending on how the plant is responding. 

Remember to always place the soil container directly under or somewhere near sunlight. 

Maintenance of a pothos plant is easier than many think.

It’s not a very needy plant and is often the first choice for people who don’t have much time to attend to their green friends. 

The first few weeks of potting, however, can be a different story. Because the transitional phase from water to soil puts the plant in a vulnerable state, it needs quite a bit of love and hydration to thrive.

The best way to keep the soil moist, which is the most optimal state for encouraging growth, is to cover the container with a plastic bag

Once the pothos plant decently matures, you can pull back the attention and let it thrive. It’s a hassle-free plant so embrace its simplicity and let it breathe life into your gloomy surroundings. 

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Propagating your own pothos plant can seem daunting at first, but soon you’ll realize it’s just a matter of getting your hands on the right kind of stem and soil.

Also, choosing a propagating method that you’re comfortable with is key

Water propagation will likely yield quicker results and give you the advantage of actually seeing the roots sprout.

Soil propagation requires you to pay attention to frequent watering, humidity, and other factors but it has a higher success rate in terms of root development. 

At the end of the day, go with whatever method works for you that you can cater to in the long run. Your pothos plant requires minimal but consistent attention rather than all the passion in the world at once. 

4 Easy Steps To Propagate Pothos For Crazy Growth!

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