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Pothos in Water

Pothos (Epipremnum aureum), also called devil’s ivy, is a trailing houseplant with beautiful green heart-shaped leaves. The most common variety of Pothos, Golden Pothos, has golden and cream hues that make it a simple but remarkable houseplant.

But did you already know that…

Pothos is one of the easiest indoor plants to propagate or grow in water!?

Yes, you read that right. Even if you don’t have a green thumb, you can easily grow your robust and easy-to-maintain Pothos in water. I love growing houseplants this way, so read on for the pro tips in this article.

Propagation is the practice of creating new plants from pre-existing plants. This is a simple, fast and convenient way to grow plants.

To propagate a plant, you need one of its vegetative parts – stems, roots, leaves and rhizomes. They use these cuttings and root them in soil or water, depending on the plant. Once grown and rooted, you will have a new fresh plant growing in your house!

Learning how to make more than one plant is always convenient. You always have a stash of plants on hand to add to your collection or — my favorite — to give to your family and friends!

Does it make sense to grow Pothos plants in water?

The devil’s ivy is happy in the ground because the conditions are perfect. But it can get overwhelming and out of control pretty quickly. You need to water them on a consistent schedule, choose the right place and give them a decent amount of love overall.

If you grow your Golden Pothos in jars filled with water, you will not need pumps, special fertilizers or drainage holes. In addition, your plant will not grow as fast, which will make it more manageable and make room while adding greenery to your day.

Necessary Equipment

You have to remember that most plants don’t necessarily need soil to thrive – what they need is water and the nutrients they get from the soil. As long as you can provide them to your plant, you don’t really need to root your devil’s ivy cuttings in the ground.

They grow easily in water as long as you provide them with enough sunlight and nutrients.

So, here are some basic things that you will need:

  • A container Of water (any vase or jar that can hold water will do)
  • Tap water (unless it is too chlorinated)
  • Liquid fertilizer for the supply of nutrients

How to water your Pothos

Now that you know what plant propagation is, let’s get back to our beloved Pothos, also known as devil’s ivy.

To grow Pothos in water, take a healthy vine from an existing plant – avoid brown or yellowing leaves – and cut it just below a knot. Make sure that your selected root has at least 3 nodes. Remove all the leaves under the knot. This is essential to ensure that the leaves do not rot under water and do not suffocate the new roots.

You will see that your Pothos cup has small brown bumps that form along the vine near each node. These are aerial roots that start to grow as soon as you put your Pothos vine in water.

Place your cutting in a vase of clean water and make sure that at least a knot or two of your Pothos cuttings are immersed in water. Also, be sure to choose a size with at least two leaves to encourage fast-growing Pothos.

How long does it take for Pothos plants to take root in water?

Place the Vase in your home in direct indirect sunlight. After about 7-14 days, new roots grow from the nodes immersed in water. You can place the cutting in the ground once the roots of your plants are an inch or two long, or you can simply grow Pothos in water.

If you decide to grow it in water, choose a high-quality liquid fertilizer to feed your plant. Be sure to fertilize your Pothos plant that grows in water every 4 to 6 weeks.

The amount of fertilizer you use may vary depending on the instructions on the fertilizer can and the size of your plant and pot. However, as a general rule, there should never be more than a few drops. It is always better to fertilize too little than to fertilize too much when it comes to growing plants in water pots. You don’t want algae formation from nutrients and sunlight.

Place your growing Pothos in front of a north-facing window and use blinds to filter the sunlight. Also make sure to change the water every two weeks to make sure your plant stays fresh.

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