This method of pothos propagation is super easy – all you need is some time and glasses of water!
What you will need:
Sharp scissors or an x-acto knife
Glasses full of water to hold cuttings
Pot for planting
Indoor or all-purpose potting soil for planting
Decide how long you’d like the vines to be and trim them directly below the lowest leaf node you want to leave. Untangle the vines and lay them out individually to get ready to make some cuttings!
Cut along the stem to create individual leaf cuttings. Cut to the left and right of every leaf stem, leaving a small piece of vine attached to the bottom of the leaf stem. See the little brown bumps on the vine? Those are called nodes, and that’s where new roots will form.
Fill your container(s) with water and place the cuttings into the water so the cut ends remain submerged.
Place the cuttings in a warm, bright spot and leave them to grow roots. Check on the cuttings every couple of days and dump out the old water and replace it with new. (Oxygen dissolves in standing water after a time, so it’s important to refresh!
Leave pothos cuttings in water until they have at least one inch of roots. In this case, I ended up with much longer ones waiting for more of the cuttings to root, so the roots are between two and three inches. Keep in mind that the longer the roots remain in water, the harder it will be for them to make the change to soil.
Fill a pot about 2/3 full with fresh potting soil and start placing the cuttings around the edges of the pot, adding soil as necessary to keep the cuttings in the right place. Then fill in the middle of the pot with cuttings and add more soil as needed and water slowly and thoroughly until soil is wet.
While pothos do well in a variety of light conditions and can even tolerate low light, moderate indoor light is ideal. Outdoors they can be grown in shade to partial shade. Wherever you decide to display your pothos, just be sure to avoid direct sunlight.