How to Prune and Propagate a Hindu Rope Plant

I have a Hindu Rope Plant with one very, very long stem. Should I cut it back or just wrap it around itself in the pot? Thanks for your help.



Hi Claudia,

Pink Hindu Rope Plant

There are a couple of things you can do with a Hindu Rope plant that has only one long stem. You can allow the one stem to continue to grow. If you do this, I would recommend that you purchase a small trellis to put into the pot and wind the stem around a trellis. 
You can also trim the stem back to a plant node to help it become bushy. A Hindu Rope plant can be propagated anytime using stem-tip cuttings. A stem tip cutting from a Hoya plant that includes one or more pair of leaves and a plant node, quickly produces roots when placed in water or damp sand. Once rooted, you can add the cutting to the Mother plant to make is bushier or start a totally new plant.
You can read all my care tips for a Hindu Rope plant in the Popular Houseplant section of the website..