Help! My pathos is dying - Knowledgebase Question

Irvington, NJ (Zone 6A)
Question by shayeshayesh
May 18, 2005

I have a

Answer from NGA
May 18, 2005


It takes several weeks, but pothos will root in water. I think you should try again. Cut a 4-6" of healthy stem tip, remove the lower leaves, and suspend the stem in a glass of water. You should see roots developing at a node (old leaf scar) within a few weeks. Once the cutting has developed an extensive root system you can pot it up (use regular potting soil). I don't think the cuttings you took before will root in potting soil without first being dipped in rooting hormone. You can purchase rooting hormone and try again, but the water method works just as well - it just takes a while. Best wishes with your second try!

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