How to Propagate Pothos Plants

Could you please tell me how to propagate some pothos plants I have; I have a satin pothos, a marble queen, and a regular one with yellow coloring in the leaves. Mine are doing so well I wanted to share them with my Mom & sister.

Hi Mandy,

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The easiest and most successful way to propagate pothos plants is by stem cuttings. Just follow these steps and you should get lots of new plants in a very short time.

Stem Cuttings: Use a sharp, clean scissors or razor blade to cut a 3”-5” piece from the end of a healthy stem just below a leaf node. A node is where a leaf joins the stem. Remove leaves from the bottom 1/3 of the stem. Dip the cut end of the stem into a small amount of Rooting Hormone that contains a Fungicide. Plant the stem in moist potting soil. Cover the pot with clear plastic to increase the humidity and prevent the soil from drying out. Check the plant every few days to be sure the soil stays moist. Tug on the stem cuttings after a few weeks, if there is resistance, roots have developed, the plastic can be removed, and the propagation was successful.

You can also root the cuttings in water. Once roots have developed dip them in the rooting hormone and proceed from there with the rest of the steps mentioned above. The main problem I’ve seen with this method is that the water sometimes attracts fungus gnats that spread to your other plants and are difficult to get rid of.

These pothos plants are considered poisonous and should be kept away from pets and children. Read more about common houseplants that are poisonous in Don’t Feed Me To Your Cat! A Guide to Poisonous Houseplants.