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September 12, 2011

Rainy day! Time to trim the house plants and feed them

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We are housebound out here in the east with rainy drippy and rather deary weather. I'm not able to do anything outside so I decided to trim the houseplant and try to start some cuttings. Pothos is one of the most common houseplants and is a native of East Asia. It has many varieties, leaves with white, yellow, or light green variegation. Pothos will climb easily or it's tendrils will hang down which every you prefer. It can grow quite tall and hardly every flowers because it's flowering depends on it's height.

I cut off three very long straggly vines and put the growing tips with about five nodes and the top leaves in water. The leaves almost immediately perked up and after about a week I expect to see roots form from one or more of the nodes. It's good to change the water every three or four days, but it is really easy to root cuttings in water. The tricky part comes in transferring them to soil. It's best to use potting soil and vermiculite to let the root have an easy time getting used to solids.

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Posted by Marilyn Renaker at September 12, 2011 7:39 AM
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