Devil’s Ivy, also known as Pothos, is a popular houseplant among many plant enthusiasts due to its ease of care and attractive appearance. Moreover, propagating Devil’s Ivy is an excellent way to grow new plants from your existing ones without spending money on buying more plants. In this blog post, we’ll provide you with an in-depth guide on how to propagate Devil’s Ivy.
What is Propagation?
Propagation is the process of growing new plants from cuttings or seeds. In the case of Devil’s Ivy propagation, it involves taking stem cuttings from a mature plant and using them to grow new roots.
Materials You Will Need
Before you begin propagating your Devil’s Ivy plant, ensure that you have all the necessary materials required for successful propagation. These include:
– Pruning shears or sharp scissors
– A clean jar filled with water
– Potting soil
– A small pot
Steps for Propagating Your Devil’s Ivy Plant
Step 1: Choose a Healthy Plant Stem
The first step in propagating devil’s ivy is selecting a healthy stem from your parent plant. The selected stem should be free of any diseases or pests and have multiple leaves attached.
Step 2: Cut the Selected Stem
Use sharp pruning shears or scissors to make a clean-cut at least 4 inches below the last leaf node on your selected stem. Ensure that there are no leaves below the cutting because they could rot when submerged in water.
Step 3: Place Cutting in Water
After cutting off your preferred vine, place it into a glass filled with water up until just below where it was cut so that only one or two nodes are submerged under the water level.
Step 4: Keep Cutting in Light but not Direct Sunlight
Place your vase containing cutting somewhere with indirect sunlight like near windowsill which will receive bright yet filtered light throughout most days as direct sunlight can dry out the stem and hinder root growth.
Step 5: Change Water Every Few Days
It’s vital to change the water in your vase every few days, keeping it fresh which will help prevent bacterial infections and keep oxygen levels high for faster root development. Also, check if any roots have started growing from your Ivy cutting after a week or two.
Step 6: Transfer Cutting to Soil
Once you notice that the roots are over an inch long, gently remove the cutting from its jar of water and transplant into potting soil. You can use a small pot filled with well-draining soil for this purpose. Additionally, ensure that you don’t bury any leaves underground.
Step 7: Care for Your New Plant
After planting your Devil’s Ivy propagated plant in soil, make sure to provide it with adequate sunlight, regular watering (but not too much water), and appropriate fertilization throughout its lifecycle.
Propagating devil’s ivy is a fun way to grow new plants and add some greenery to your home without spending money on buying more plants. With just a few simple steps above outlining how to propagate devil’s ivy successfully at home, you can enjoy watching as new roots form on cuttings taken from mature specimens while creating charming indoor displays of foliage all year round!