How to Propagate Your Pothos Houseplant - The Beginners Guide

Clipping From Pothos Ready to Be Propagated Into Soil


Plant lovers, it's time to dive into the fascinating world of pothos houseplant propagation! We're passionate about making the joys of plant parenthood accessible to everyone. That's why we've put together this in-depth guide on how to propagate your pothos plant, as well as the numerous benefits this method offers. With a little time and care, you'll have an abundance of beautiful, thriving pothos plants to share with your friends, family, or simply to expand your own indoor jungle. Let's get started!

What is Pothos Propagation?

Pothos propagation is the process of creating new plants from the parent plant by taking a cutting and allowing it to grow roots. It's an easy, efficient, and cost-effective way to multiply your pothos collection without purchasing new plants. Plus, it's a fun and rewarding process that allows you to witness the miracle of plant growth firsthand.

Why Should You Propagate Your Pothos?

  1. Cost-effective: Propagating your pothos is a budget-friendly way to expand your collection or share the love with others. You can easily turn one plant into several, all without spending a dime.
  2. Low maintenance: Pothos plants are incredibly easy to care for, making them ideal for new plant parents or busy individuals. The propagation process is no different - it's simple and fuss-free.
  3. Air purification: NASA's Clean Air Study lists pothos as one of the top air-purifying plants. By propagating and adding more pothos to your home, you'll improve indoor air quality and create a healthier living environment.
  4. Aesthetic appeal: Pothos plants are well-known for their lush, trailing foliage. Propagating your pothos allows you to decorate your space with eye-catching greenery, bringing life and vitality to your home.

How to Propagate Your Pothos: A Step-by-Step Guide

  1. Choose a healthy parent plant: Before you begin, ensure that the parent plant is healthy, well-established, and free of pests and diseases. You can shop a variety of lush indoor Pothos parent plants to begin at - every order ships free with an arrive safe guarantee.
  2. Prepare your tools: You'll need a clean, sharp pair of scissors or pruning shears, a glass or jar filled with water, and optional rooting hormone powder.
  3. Take your cutting: Select a healthy vine with at least 4-6 leaves. Make your cut just below a leaf node (the bump where the leaf meets the stem) and ensure that the cutting is at least 6 inches long. Remove the bottom 1-2 leaves, leaving the top leaves intact.
  4. Optional rooting hormone: Dip the cut end of the stem into a small amount of rooting hormone powder. This step is optional, but it can help stimulate faster root growth.
  5. Place the cutting in water: Place the cut end of your pothos cutting into the jar of water, ensuring that the bottom node is submerged. Place the jar in a warm, brightly lit area but avoid direct sunlight.
  6. Monitor root development: Change the water every few days to prevent bacterial growth. In 2-4 weeks, you should see roots beginning to emerge from the submerged nodes. Allow the roots to grow to at least 2 inches long before transplanting.
  7. Transplant into soil: Once the roots are well-developed, gently remove the cutting from the water and plant it in a well-draining potting mix. Keep the soil consistently moist but not soggy and provide the appropriate care for your new pothos plant.


Pothos propagation is an exciting and rewarding process that allows you to grow your plant collection while enjoying the many benefits these low-maintenance, air-purifying plants provide. With our step-by-step guide, you'll be well on your way to mastering Pothos propagation and creating a lush, green haven in your home.

Happy planting!

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