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May 7, 2020 11:37 PM CST
Pittsburgh, PA
Found this bit of pothos had made its way into another plant. It grew this one root, so I decided to hastily make a cut and remove this rooted section from the mother plant. I should've given it more leaves, but it has this hefty root and I cut it just below a node on the end leaf. I had placed the new cutting in soil immediately, but it's leaves started drooping/getting less firm, so I moved it into some water. Any advice on how to make this cutting survive? Thanks!
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Hopefully it will survive the night!
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May 8, 2020 9:26 AM CST
Southwest U.S. (Zone 7a)
I'd remove the two lower leaves, then put the bare stem into either water or soil, as you wish. If you use soil, use a small pot and keep the soil moist but not soggy. The nodes along the stem should sprout new roots eventually. For future cuttings, if possible leave a little more stem below the node, at least 1/4 inch of skinny stem below the knobby part. No leaves below the soil or water line, they'll likely rot. Pothos are usually really easy to propagate from cuttings!
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May 8, 2020 9:32 AM CST
Name: Will Creed
NYC
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That root developed in soil, so it is better to keep it in soil.

Use a very small 2-inch pot with just enough porous potting mix to contain the roots and enough potting mix to barely cover it. It will take a while for the root to slowly develop and during that time you will have to monitor the soil carefully keeping it slightly damp at all times.

BTW, it will always be just a single stem or vine and will not send out new shoots or branches.
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May 8, 2020 9:37 AM CST
Name: one-eye-luke US.Vet.
Texas (Zone 8a)
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These are ready, can you see the root?
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May 8, 2020 9:56 AM CST
Name: one-eye-luke US.Vet.
Texas (Zone 8a)
Quitter's never Win
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Here are two cuttings in soil after rooting, one is 25 days and the other is 35 days old. The roots in the glass are 10 days old and I'm transplanting in soil today . The trick to rooting these plants, use only RO or filtered water and put them under soft fluorescent light. Change the water after 7 days.

Sorry, I tried to hold myself back and stay out of the way, but I love Pothos and couldn't help but responding.
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May 13, 2020 10:11 AM CST
Pittsburgh, PA
Thanks, everyone!
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