No need to keep buying plants! Learn how to propagate your Pothos plant and easily multiply the plants in your home.
Do you have a black thumb? Well, did you know there are certain house plants that are easy to maintain even for the biggest plant killer? I wasn’t born with a green thumb like my mom but for the last 10 years, I have learned some tricks and tips to keeping plants alive in the home. I have even learned to multiply them by propagation! If you want to have a plant in the home but fear killing it, I recommend buying a Pothos plant. The best part is you can easily grow more from its cuttings. Here’s how to propagate your Pothos plant.
Pothos plants are sold everywhere. You can find them at Home Depot but they are also available at grocery stores. They have a tendency to grow as vines which can be beautiful if you admire the cascading effect. I remember growing up and having them in our house. My mom grew one so long that it cascaded down our entire staircase.
Although the vines are pretty cool, I prefer the cleaner look so I like to give it a “haircut” every now and then and use those cuttings to create baby plants.
Here’s how to propagate your Pothos Plant
There are a couple of ways to propagate but this is my preferred method. I make sure that there is at least one leaf and cut just below one of the nodes. The nodes look like a little eye and that’s where the root will grow once it’s placed in water. It usually has a brown color and may stick out a bit.
Take those cuttings and place them in a clear jar. I like to use clear jars or vases so that I can keep an eye on the roots.
In less than a week, you will see roots growing! Make sure to change out the water every few days since the plants need oxygen from the water.
When the roots have grown at least an inch or more, you can plant them. I usually like to wait around 2 or more weeks to plant them in a pot. Grab your little helper like I did here.
See those roots grow? They look kinda creepy, don’t they?
Some of your cuttings may not have grown roots or appear unhealthy so just dispose of those. Fill a container with your potting soil and make sure the bottom has holes for appropriate drainage.
After planting, make sure you water thoroughly. I like to put this in another pretty container or basket with a liner. Thanks to my cousin Wonnie for the pretty macramé hanger. I usually water once a week or when the soil is dry to touch.
Doesn’t my Pothos baby look so good up there?
I even added these cute propagation tubes in the kids’ bathroom from Vintage Revivals.
I’m so pleased with how the kids’ bathroom turned out. If you missed that transformation, I shared budget-friendly tips on how I gave this bathroom a cosmetic makeover.
Do you see anything strange about the photo below?
This is what working from home with children looks like. 😀 Who can relate?
Here are some of the Pothos plants that I’ve propagated.
If you’re looking for a low maintenance plant, this is it! I’ll be propagating some other plants like the Snake and ZZ plant in the next couple weeks on my IG stories so be sure to follow along! I also have in IG story with a video tutorial that you may find especially helpful.
Let all that you do be done in Love. 1 Corinthians 16:14