How to: Propagate Pothos / Epipremnum

Epipremnum aerum. Commonly called Pothos and Devil’s ivy. A very common and popular houseplant that is fast growing and easy to care for. It is also very easy to propagate! In this blogpost I am going to learn you how to propagate it by cuttings. This method offcourse works on other sorts of pothos, like N’joy, Marble queen and Neon. It also works on other vine-type plants such as Silver philodendron and Heartleaf philodendron.

So, at first, find a healty looking vine with 3-4 leaves and at least 4 inch (10 cm) long. Before you cut it, find a root node. This is where the cutting will start to grow roots when put in water. The root node is the brown bump on the stem. I have marked it out for you, and exactly where to cut it in the photos below. Be sure to use a sharp knife or sharp scissors when you cut it.

Pothos root node

Where to cut pothos

And now it is time to prepare it for water. Remove the leaves off the bottom 2 inches (5 cm). You want the bottom part of the stem to be clear so the leaves are not in the way when you put in water. Choose a vase or a bottle and fill it with enough water to cover at least 1,5 inches (about 3,5-4 cm) of the stem.

Pothos in water

And voila! You are done. Now you just have to wait for it to grow roots, it should take about a month.

Don’t hesitate to leave a comment with questions if anything is unclear or if you want to share your own experience on how to propagate Pothos!