I recently became the proud owner of a pothos plant that I keep in my bathroom. Some of the vines recently became long enough that I had to cut them to clean up the plant. Today, I want to talk with you about repotting pothos.
Repotting pothos is an important part of keeping your plant healthy and happy. Pothos plants, also known as devil’s ivy, are one of the most popular houseplants due to their ease of care and growing potential.
Repotting will allow your pothos to spread its roots and grow bigger so it can absorb more nutrients and stay healthy. While repotting may seem intimidating at first, with a few simple steps you can easily give your pothos a fresh new home.
In this guide, I’ll walk you through the process of repotting your pothos and provide some helpful tips for success!
What is a Pothos Plant?
The pothos plant is a common houseplant that is known for its easy care and trailing growth. Also called the devil’s ivy, the pothos plant is native to the Solomon Islands but can be found in many homes around the world.
The pothos plant has long, heart-shaped leaves that can be variegated or solid in color. The plant is often seen growing in pots or hanging baskets, as its vines can reach up to 10 feet in length.
Although the pothos plant is tolerant of low light conditions, it will produce more leaves if it is kept in a bright spot. Pothos plants are known for being easy to care for, as they only need to be watered once a week and can tolerate periods of neglect.
Because of their hardiness, pothos plants are often used as beginner plants for those new to gardening.
History of Pothos Plant
The pothos plant is a popular houseplant that is known for its easy care and beautiful, trailing vines. The pothos is native to the Solomon Islands, but it has been cultivated in China and other Asian countries for centuries.
The plant was introduced to Europe in the 18th century, and it has been a popular houseplant ever since. Pothos plants are relatively easy to care for, and they can thrive in a wide range of conditions.
They are commonly used as trailing plants in hanging baskets or as tabletop centerpieces. Pothos plants are great to use to purify indoor air.
They can filter out harmful toxins and pollution, making them an excellent choice for homes and offices.
Repotting Pothos Plants
If your pothos plant is starting to look a bit cramped in its pot, it may be time for a repotting. Pothos are fast-growing plants, and they can quickly outgrow their pots.
Repotting pothos is easy to do, and it will give your plant a chance to continue growing and thrive.
Here are the steps for repotting a pothos plant:
1. Choose a new pot that is about 2-3 inches wider than the current pot. Drill holes in the bottom of the pot so that the roots do not sit in water and rot.
2. Gently remove the pothos plant from the pot. Gently loosen the roots and remove any old potting mix.
3. Place the plant in the new pot and fill in around it with fresh potting mix. Water well and place in a bright spot.
4. Once the plant is settled into its new pot, you can cut back any leggy stems to encourage new growth.
With some simple care, your pothos plant will thrive for years to come!
Propagating Pothos Plants
Many people enjoy propagating pothos plants because they are easy to care for and can brighten up any space. propagation is simply the process of creating new plants from existing ones.
When propagating pothos, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, make sure to choose a healthy mother plant. propagating from a sick or dying plant will likely result in unhealthy offspring.
Second, carefully cut a stem just below a leaf node (the point where leaves emerge from the stem). Make sure each cutting has at least two leaf nodes.
Finally, place the cuttings in water or moist soil and wait for them to root. With a little patience and care, you’ll be propagating pothos like a pro in no time!
Propagating Pothos in Water
Propagating pothos in water is easy to do and a great way to get more plants for free! To propagate pothos in water, start by finding a healthy stem with at least two leaves.
Cut the stem just below a leaf node (the point on the stem where leaves emerge) and place it in a jar or glass of water. The leaves should not be completely under the water.
Keep the jar in a bright area with indirect light and watch for roots to start forming. Roots will appear in one to four weeks. Once the roots are several inches long, you can repot your pothos into a pot with fresh potting mix.
Be sure to give it plenty of bright, indirect light and keep the soil moist but not soggy. Enjoy your new plant!
How to Care for a Pothos Plant
Pothos plants are one of the most popular houseplants around, and it’s no wonder why. They’re easy to take care of, they’re beautiful, and they can grow quite large.
If you’re thinking about getting a pothos plant, or if you already have one, here are a few tips on how to care for it.
First, pothos plants like to be in bright, indirect light. They’ll do fine in low light, but they won’t grow as quickly. Second, pothos plants like to be moist but not wet. The top few inches can dry out between watering.
Third, pothos plants benefit from being fertilized about once a month during the growing season. You can use a regular houseplant fertilizer or an organic fertilizer.
Fourth, pothos plants will eventually outgrow their pot. When this happens, you’ll need to repot them into a larger pot. Make sure the pot has drainage holes in the bottom, or drill some holes in the bottom yourself.
Pothos plants are tough and resilient, so even if you don’t have the perfect conditions for them, they’ll still do fine. Just follow these simple tips and your pothos plant will thrive.
Types of Pothos Plants
Pothos plants come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. The four main types are Marble Queen, Jade, Golden Pothos, and Neon.
- Marble Queen-Marble Queen pothos have heart-shaped leaves with streaks of silver and white running through them.
- Jade-Jade pothos have bright green leaves that are slightly waxy to the touch.
- Golden Pothos-Golden pothos have variegated foliage that is a mix of yellow and green.
- Neon-Neon pothos have bright lime-green foliage that can really light up a room.
- Satin Pothos-Satin pothos have beautiful, variegated leaves that are green with white in various designs on each leaf
No matter which type you choose, all pothos plants will bring life and beauty to your home or office!
Pothos Care Questions
Here are some questions you may have about repotting pothos and more!
When should I repot pothos?
You should repot your pothos when the roots start to become crowded in the pot. Generally, this will happen every 2-3 years.
Do pothos plants like to be root bound?
No, pothos plants prefer to have plenty of room for their roots. If the pot is too small, the plant will struggle to absorb enough nutrients and water.
Do pothos need big pots?
No, pothos do not need large pots. A pot that is 12-14 inches in diameter should be plenty of room for your plant to grow.
What is the best soil for pothos plants?
A well-draining potting mix with a neutral pH is best for pothos plants. You can mix in vermiculite or perlite to encourage drainage.
I hope you found this post helpful and that you are now feeling excited (and maybe just a little bit nervous) about replanting your own pothos!
How do you feel about doing it yourself? Thank you for reading and happy gardening!