Houseplants forum→Root growth through drain holes?

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Name: Bria
Northern VA (Zone 7a)
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Oct 21, 2020 2:18 PM CST
Anything I need to do about this? Can the plant be fine if these roots just continue to grow out like this?
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Name: Sabine
New Mexico
Oct 21, 2020 4:23 PM CST
No, you don't need to do anything. Yes, the plant can be fine.

If the soil dries out very quickly, it could be an indication to repot. But the pot size you have looks about right for the plant size. Several of my plants have also found the drainage holes and are exploring the outside world now - perfectly normal. There are also plenty of roots inside the pot, so you could trim them if they bother you for some reason.
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Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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Oct 21, 2020 4:29 PM CST
Your Devil's Ivy (Epipremnum aureum) appears quite happy and healthy and I wouldn't change a thing.
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