April 6, 2020

Propagating Pothos

Good morning! 
Today is going to be all about plants! Especially Pothos.

I would say I really got into having house plants last year when I came back from studying abroad. Something about that winter back here with plants in my room made me feel lighter and happier. All those sayings about plants making people happy, it's true. They remind me what I need and when I need to spend time caring for myself. 

As spring invites us to open our windows, let the light in and breathe fresh air, our plants are going to be doing the same things, starting to grow much more than they did this winter. I would say Pothos are probably the easiest and quickest propagator, so below I have written what we're looking for! Watching them grow during this uncertain time has made me feel more at ease, realizing that we are still alive and growing, too.

Our Pothos clippings (pictured above and below) have been sitting in their reused pasta sauce jars for more than two weeks. The new growth started when they were about a week in! When I'm talking about the new growth, I'm looking at the light root-looking growths coming from all the little nodes in the Pothos stem clipping. We will probably wait another week or so before potting them, and once we do, we'll have to keep the water pretty wet so the roots get used to their new home.

Here's a little tour of some of our favorites in the house:

Pilea peperomioides


Snake plant (Sansevieria)
This one is more of an experiment because it's harder to tell if it's working. We cut off a piece from the original plant and then stuck it in the dirt. It's supposed to grow, so we will see! These guys do well in low light and little water, so I believe this one will take longer to see results!

Hope this inspires you plant lovers! Please reply or message me if you have any questions!

xo, Hallie

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