pothos cuttings.

Discussion in 'Enclosures And Supplies' started by Oski, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. Oski

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    Hi:)
    Does anyone know the best way to take cuttings from a devils Ivy/ pothos,
    Mine are growing well and would like to split them, but unsure how,

    Thanks
     
  2. bradley

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    I take the cutting I want and put it in water for about 2 weeks. Rootrs then from and it can be planted in soil and treated like a normal plant. I have just taken 3 cuttings from mine!
     
  3. Oski

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    Thanks Brad:), do you just cut a bit off. then put that into water,
     
  4. Hoj

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    yep agreed i just cut them down pretty far. if you can see a root nub and cut it with that on the cutting it will root alot faster. the root nub useually starts on the vine where the leaf stalks shoot off. ( if that makes sence )
    i useually take a vine with about three healthy leaf shoots and also put in a glass of water untill i see some nice white roots, them straight into soil..
    just a tip for you:
    if you notice that you pthos is growing more like a vine and you want it more bushy, you can take one of the longer vines and turn it around back into the soil, and bury it a little where a root nub can re-root and it will start again there.

    jmo
    hoj
     
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  5. gerhartrx

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    add some rooting solution to the water.

    If you want you can also add rooting solution which will make it root faster and stronger.
     
  6. lisa h

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    I skip the water part -- I cut off a piece and stick it in the soil where I want it to grow. I've never had a failure yet. Anything more complicated and I'd mess it up. I swear I can kill a plant just by thinking about it LOL
     
  7. ShoniNikki

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    I do mine this same way except before putting into the soil I add re rooting dust :) then mist 2-3 times a day :)
     
  8. sandrachameleon

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    Its hard to do wrong. They are very fault tolerant :)
    I use scissors to cut pieces off, usually aiming for mid-way between two leaf nodes. Helps if the cutting is about 6 leaves long (if longer you could loose a few leaves before the new roots develop). Put the cut end of the cutting into a jar of water. wait. once roots form, transfer to soil. Or not - i have some growing only in water for months and month. You can also put the cutting directly into soil, so long as the soil is kept damp.
     
  9. Oski

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    Thanks :)I will give it a go.
     
  10. lisa h

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    Well that's just fancy. Mine would surely die if I gave them all that attention ;)
     
  11. SliK JiM

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    I think I'll have to give this a try tomorrow! :D
     
  12. KarmaChameleon1337

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    Any plant I touch dies. I don't know how I've managed to keep my current plants alive so long... as a kid I once tried to grow a tomatoe plant, it grew fully with just the rain and me forgetting about it, a deer came and ate my tomatoes, but the second I actually tried to pick a tomatoe myself, the next day it started dying.
     
  13. ChromaChameleons

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    Any advice in propagating Umbrella ( schefflera Abricola) cuttings? I get about 40% success with them.
     
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  14. sandrachameleon

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    they do better if the cuttings are from older stems, and if you tent the cuttings to keep humid.
     
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  15. SliK JiM

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    Where abouts do i want to be taking my cutting from? Just below the node?
     
  16. AZJ0SH

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    Pretty much anywhere will work from what I have found, I just cut a piece off and put it in water for 2-3 weeks.
     
  17. SliK JiM

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    Well, I thought I'd dig this thread up to say that I have actually been successful! Never thought I would be but it is really simple as you all said! My first cutting is sitting comfortably in a pot growing well with another 3 on the way!

    Cheers all!
     
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  18. maxttu

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    Yo! Can we get some photos of these cuttings? I mean, do I cut a leaf off or what? :confused: Please and thanks! :D
     
  19. PREACHAP

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    anything i was gonna say has been said, cut clones, root solution and so on, my regular pothos vines out and roots itself sometimes i'll just cut 1 of those and plant it elsewhere,
     
  20. SliK JiM

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    On this picture (of my cutting growing) I've put the line where I sort of cut the original:

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    Nothing to it really, just bang it in water for a while and then into soil/compost!
     

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