How to Propagate





Pothos is by far one of the friendliest plants to propagate. Before we get started, you will need to know a few basic pieces of plant anatomy. Take a look at your pothos vine; there are leaves, a stem, and a little brownish bump before each leaf. This little bump is called a node and when put in the right conditions will produce roots. We will be cutting our pothos vines in order to make new plants and to make the top of our current plant a bit more bushy and full. 

Find the end most piece that you want to keep and cut just below the last node. 

After this initial cut, the remaining cuts are up to you. I prefer to cut the rest into single node pieces, this gives a smoother look once the new growth is long. 

Place each piece in water, ensuring that all the nodes are under the surface. Change the water once a week. Transfer the plant to soil once the roots are 3 to 4 inches long. 


Arrowhead Plant

These plants grow quite uniquely. They appear to grow with all leaves coming from the middle, and offspring sprouting from the soil around the plant. The plants actually grow much more similarly to Pothos. When given enough light, they will vine just like pothos. Young plants and those with less light will stay within the confines of the pot.

If you take the plant out of the pot and examine the base near the roots, you will see that it has nodes and small stem segments just like a pothos.

The new plants sprout out of a node (or on the inside of a leaf at a node), just like pothos, not from the soil. These new plants can be removed by breaking the bind it has to the mother plant and gently detangling the roots. Ta-Da! A brand new plant.

Once your plant has vines, you can also cut and propagate just like a pothos. 


There are two main parts to propagate on succulents; starting roots on each leaf and using the top-most bit. 

We will start with the leaves. Starting from the bottom, gentle wiggle and pull each leaf off. They should have a small dimple in the middle (see photo), if there is no dimple you probably pulled too hard and broke the end. Without this dimple, they are less likely to produce roots. Continue this process until you have the compact leaves at the top. With clean scissors, cut off that top bit about 2 inches. 

Simply place that top bit in the soil. Place the leaves in rows with the dimple end slightly inserted into the soil. DO NOT WATER. Gently mist them 1-2 times a week. After a few weeks, roots will start to grow out of the dimple and they will form mini versions of the plant at the base. At this point, you can repot or keep it in this pot. Water lightly once a month until fully formed.