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How to Propagate Pothos and Philodendrons
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how to propagate pothos and philodendrons

How to Propagate Pothos and Philodendrons

Wanting to expand your plant collection or perhaps share some of your favorite pothos and philodendrons? This is a simply step-by-step guide teaching you how to master propagation of pothos and philodendrons. 1. Clean a pair of sharp scissors (hot water and soap, please!). 2. Pick a piece of stem that is 4-6” long, minimum. Check to see if there are any existing nodes or aerial roots, as those will help establish your plants better. 3. Remove the last set of leaves so you have a couple inches of stem. If you have a shorter piece, this may mean that you only have one or two leaves total. That is normal! If leaves are buried in dirt or submerged in water, they will rot and can damage the integrity of the rest of the plant. 4. Here you have two options: you can put your cuttings in water and let them root for a few weeks, or place the cuttings with established roots directly into soil. 5. Whichever route you choose to go, make sure you have multiple cuttings so you can fill out your pot. 6. Once planted in dirt or floating in water, it will take 2-3 weeks for new roots and leaves to sprout. Change the water every 3-5 days to keep root rot from setting in. 7. Bonus tip: if you have one long cutting with multiple nodes, you can bury each node and use an unraveled paper clip to hold it in place. Just make sure to keep the leaves clear of dirt! In just a few weeks, these plants will be shooting out new leaves and growing stronger in their new homes. Don’t forget to tag us in your plant photos on Instagram @cellardplants and use #CellarDoorPlants so we can see your gorgeous babes!

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