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What Can I Do With Long Pothos Vines? [ Know Here ]

What Can I Do With Long Pothos Vines? [ Know Here ]

Pothos plants, also known as Devil’s Ivy is a low maintenance plant one can have in their garden or indoors. To be honest, Pothos require very little care and it brings out the green beauty in your room if kept indoors.

Why am I saying so? It is because pothos needs water once in a week or two. Also, it is essential to provide fertilizers to the soil once a month. On a low budget, we can decorate our place in a greener way by using pothos plants.

As pothos is native to Southeast Asia, therefore, it is kept at a temperature between 70-90 degrees Fahrenheit. They are light feeders and require indirect yet bright sunlight.

We can also direct the pothos to climb in a proper direction. This, indeed, helps us to decorate our space in our own way.

We all have our own busy schedule and decorating our house’s interior and exterior is a thing now in this modern world.

Your decorated room or your office makes an impression of yours in front of other people.

In our busy schedule, we can’t give our whole time to gardening and this is exactly the reason why you should keep pothos. It doesn’t need much care and grows quickly. Let’s look into the detailed matter of long pothos vine.

What can I do with long pothos vines?

The easiest way to deal with long pothos vines is to trim them off. No specific method is needed for this process. Dispose of the stems thereafter. It is better if you find the spot, where the growth starts smaller and cut it off from that point. Pruning encourages new growth by more energy to the soil.

Now, what is pruning? Pruning is a process by virtue of which the unwanted stems and leaves are discarded from a plant for its better growth. It improves the tree structure and helps in the healthier growth of the plant.


  1. Different types of pothos plants

What are the benefits of pruning?

There are quite a few benefits of pruning:

  1. You get rid of broken, damaged, and unwanted branches.
  2. It helps the plant in proper and healthy growth in the future.
  3. When the unwanted damaged branches are removed, it helps to provide more sunlight to the branches, which were underlying those unwanted branches.
  4. The trees grow within the limits you want. It doesn’t cover up extra space.
  5. It saves your property from getting damaged.
  6. The trees look polished and clean.

If you want your pothos to look bushy, regular pruning is suggested. Otherwise, the stems will grow longer and gradually thinner. In case you want it to spread in a long space, provide some support near the plant, such as a stick or a railing. The pothos will grow on that support with the pace of time.

There are 4 types of species of pothos with different types of leaf variation. Golden pothos, Marble Queen pothos, Neon pothos and Pearls, and jade pothos.

The brightest of all is the Neon pothos plant and it suits the darker place of the room. Whereas, Pearls and Jade pothos are best grown in low light.

These different types of species require different types of conditions for their growth. Sunlight plays a major role in the type of growth of the leaves.

Direct sunlight for a longer time results in burnt leaves. If you desire to have big leaves then bright sunlight is required. Pothos can thrive in low light, but excess low light will cause color dysfunction and gradually every pothos will turn up looking like Pearl and Jade pothos.

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Can you propagate a long pothos vine?

Yes, you can propagate a long pothos vine.  But, in the very first place, let us enlighten ourselves with the term ‘propagate’ or ‘propagating’. What is plant propagation?

Plant propagation is a method by which new plants of the same species grow from different sources: cutting, seeds, different parts of a plant. There are four types of plant propagation, namely, sexual, asexual, grafting, and layering.

The most used type is sexual and asexual propagation. Sexual propagation involves pollen and eggs drawn from two plants to create a third one in the form of seeds.

Asexual propagation happens in one plant. The pollen grains are brought from the male plant and are spread to the female plant. Fertilization takes place in the female plant itself.

The offspring is identical to its parents. Sexual propagation helps in the forming of flowers in a plant, while asexual propagation helps in the vegetative parts like roots, stems, and leaves.

Simpler and the most effective way of pothos plant propagation is cutting the stems. It helps in the new growth of the plant. You need to cut one or two nodes.

You need to keep in mind to cover the first set of root nodes. Execute the cutting process and place the stem in moist soil. Make sure to put it in direct sunlight. Within 1 month, new plants will start to grow.

But, how to cut the stem? All you need to do is cut a 3-6 inch from a healthy part of the stem. Use a knife or a pruner to cut it at a 45-degree angle. It maximizes the area for the roots to grow from the node as well as from the stem. It is the most useful way of propagating a plant.


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Some disadvantageous facts about pothos:

  1. Pothos is very toxic for pets and children. It can cause vomiting and irritation if eaten by them.
  2. It can also cause skin rash for some people with sensitive skin.
  3. Too little water can cause stunted pothos leaves.
  4. It grows quickly and requires frequent pruning.
  5. Excess sunlight can cause dark leaves and too little sunlight can make the leaves turn yellow.


Here I have covered the general details of the above topics. Researching before attempting some things is a must. Never use the stems after pruning in the process of propagation.

Remember, pruning is a process to remove unwanted parts of the plant, and propagation is used to create new plants with the help of a healthy portion of a plant. Be thorough and clear with your execution and then, you are good to go! Happy gardening!