3 Reasons to Love Pothos and How to Propagate Pothos

Pothos is, by far, my favorite houseplant! It is beautiful, easy-going, and so simple to propagate!

I have pothos in nearly every room of my home. It is the one plant I know will survive under my care (I’ve seen the demise of many houseplants, unfortunately).

Here are 3 reasons why I love Pothos and think you will too:

1. Pothos is beautiful and comes in a bunch of varieties.

From solid colors to variegated, there are quite a few types of pothos and they are all beautiful! My favorites (and probably the most prevalent in my home) are “Golden Pothos” and “Marble Queen.”

2. Pothos is easy-going, resilient, and adapts to its environment.

Though it does best in bright, indirect sunlight, pothos can also thrive in moderate to low light. I have pothos everywhere from my bright, sunny kitchen to my moderately lit bedroom to my dim bathroom. It does well in all of those locations! Just be sure not to place pothos in harsh, direct sunlight as it can damage the leaves.

Also, whenever I forget to water my pothos and it starts to look a little droopy (which is inevitable sometimes – life happens!), it always perks right back up after watering. I generally water my pothos about once a week, allowing the soil to dry out in-between waterings.

3. Pothos is super easy to propagate (which means free additional plants!).

Pothos is ridiculously easy to propagate! Mine grow really quickly, so I’m always trimming off sections (giving them a “haircut” as we like to say) and propagating the cuttings. You can use your rooted cuttings to fill a new pot or to add fullness to your existing plant to give it a healthier appearance.

See how easy it is to propagate pothos in my video:

How to propagate pothos:

  1. Trim a length of vine and cut it into smaller sections, being sure to keep one or two leaves per section and the stem of each cutting long enough to reach down into a glass of water.
  2. Put your cuttings in a tall glass of water and set it by a sunny window (out of harsh direct light).
  3. In just a few weeks (generally 3-4) you’ll see roots form! Plant in soil.

One important thing to note is that pothos is moderately toxic when ingested, so be sure to keep it out of reach of small children and pets who might try to eat it!

There you have it! Do you love pothos too? Let me know in the comments below!

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Blessings,

Melissa

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