Help w/ leggy pothos

Discussion in 'Indoor and Greenhouse Plants' started by Shiloh113, Mar 23, 2021.

  1. Shiloh113

    Shiloh113 New Member

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    I really could use some help w/ this pothos. It's healthy but has grown super leggy. It actually extends even further than the pic. Can I cut the vine part off & try to grow roots from the parts that have healthy leaves? Or can anyone give me suggestions on how to trim this back so it's not so leggy? Any help would b greatly appreciated.

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  2. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Yes, I did this with my office one all the time. I would start some cuttings first to make sure they take before doing a major renovation. Some people use homemade misting tents to keep the cuttings alive, but I've had about an 80% success rate with just inserting a cutting into the soil (assuming it has some of the "bumps" on it that you will see along the stem) and making sure the soil doesn't dry out.
  3. wcutler

    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Once you have new plants, it's up to you how much you want to cut off the original plant. I'd cut off everything above the leaves right near the soil, so all the bare stems right there at the pot, but you may not have had such a drastic renovation in mind.

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