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How to propagate global greens pothos

Love your global green pothos? Let’s make more! Here’s how to propagate a global green pothos – the easy way!

I love new plants. A fun part about getting a new plant is watching it grow and taking cuttings to grow new plants to fill out the pot or make a new pot full!

I am currently working on a big pot of mixed pothos for my screened porch and was excited for some global green cuttings to go in it.

Why should I take pothos cuttings?

The biggest reasons to take cuttings from your global green pothos plant are because it needs a haircut or simply to make new plants. It doesn’t take a long time to turn one pothos plant into LOTS of pothos plants!

These plants can grow really long. If you are letting them hang down, you will eventually need to trim them back to keep them off the floor. Put those trimmings to use by propagating them!

You also might just want to propagate the plant. That’s fine too! Cuttings can be used to fill out your pot or make a new pot!

Pothos cuttings also make a good idea for a free gift! Place 2-4 in a glass jar with a bow tied around it! Your friends will love watching the roots grow and then can add them to any pot of soil. 

close up of global green pothos

What is Global Green Pothos?

Global Green pothos is a variety of pothos with highly variegated green-on-green leaves with a bit of a ruffled or crumpled look to them. They are dark green leaves with an almost lime green variegation in the center.

Other names for Global Green Pothos include:

  • epipremnum global green

Check out my global greens plant care guide here!

How long does it take for pothos to root in water?

You should see the beginning of roots in about 2 weeks. I let my plants root for 2 months, until the roots are 2-3 inches in length, before planting in soil. 

Can you grow global green pothos in water?

You can easily root pothos in water. However, they grow best if you do transfer them to soil before the roots get much longer than 3 inches. 

global green pothos cutting with roots

Can you propagate global green pothos in soil?

Yes, soil propagation is the same as water propagation for pothos, just keep the soil moist. I suggest covering the pot loosely with a plastic bag to give it a greenhouse effect.

I prefer water propagation because you can easily monitor root growth.

You can also propagate pothos in LECA or sphagnum moss.

When is the best time to propagate global green pothos?

Pothos growing season is spring and summer and it will root fastest then. However, you can successfully propagate indoor plants indoors year round. Just put them in indirect sunlight inside your home!

global green pothos cutting

How long does it take to propagate global green pothos in water?

It takes about a month for pothos cuttings to fully root in water!

When should I move pothos cuttings from water to soil?

Wondering when to plant propagated pothos? Move your cutting into soil after 3-4 weeks or when the roots are about 2 inches long. Place in bright indirect light and let it flourish!

global green pothos cutting with roots

Can you propagate global green pothos without leaves?

Yes, I have successfully propagated segments of pothos stem with no leaves. Once you plant them in soil they will grow new leaves eventually!

Where to cut global green pothos for propagation?

You want cuttings to be 6-8 inches long. Select a healthy branch of the plant, preferably one with active new plant growth. Roots will grow from the nodes (little brown bumps where leaves grow) so be sure to cut off a couple of nodes.

You can cut so a node is at the bottom of your cutting, which will put roots at the end of your cutting. This means the remaining segment past the node on the mother plant will turn brown and die back, and new growth will come from the last node.

You can also cut just before a leaf node, so the node is the last thing left on the mama plant. This will make new growth grow right where you cut the mama plant, but roots on the new cutting will be a bit higher. Be sure that your water jar is deep enough to keep the node submerged.

how to propagate global green pothos

How to propagate Global Green Pothos

It is extremely easy to propagate Global Green Pothos in water.

  1. Identify a healthy branch, preferably with new growth
  2. Snip the branch with sharp scissors
  3. Remove any lower leaves
  4. Place in water so at least 1 – preferably 2 – nodes are underwater
  5. Change the water once a week and top off as necessary
  6. See roots form in 2-4 weeks
  7. Once the roots are 2-3 inches long, plant in soil
Yield: 1 global green pothos cutting

How to propagate global green pothos

how to propagate global green pothos

Here's how easy it is to root global green pothos cuttings!

Active Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes
Difficulty easy

Materials

  • Global green pothos plant

Tools

  • Scissors
  • Jar of water

Instructions

  1. Identify a healthy branch, preferably with new growth
  2. Snip the branch with sharp scissors
  3. Remove any lower leaves
  4. Place in water so at least 1 - preferably 2 - nodes are underwater
  5. Change the water once a week and top off as necessary
  6. See roots form in 2-4 weeks
  7. Once the roots are 2-3 inches long, plant in soil

Thanks for reading!

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