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Nov 28, 2017 2:30 PM CST
A coworker of mine has a beautiful pothos plant and offered to cut of a piece of it so that I may propagate my own plant. The only issue is that I live an hour away and take public transportation and do not want to kill the clippings. How long can the cut leaves last for after being cut? I don't want to kill them, and now as I'm writing this I'm considering taking them in a baggie or a water bottle to prevent them from not only not having water, but from also being crushed. I don't know what to do. Also, how hardy are these plants during the winter months? Thank you for your help.
Name: Will Creed
Professional indoor plant consultan
Nov 28, 2017 3:59 PM CST
Transporting your Pothos cuttings home is the easy part, as long as you keep them protected from the cold. Place the cuttings in a plastic bag and they will be fine for at least 24 hours. Just be sure to insulate the plastic from the cold. If you put them in a cardboard or plastic box, they won't get crushed. Pothos cuttings are not particularly fragile; they are pliable and flexible.

Will Creed
Horticultural Help, NYC
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