How To Get Pothos To Branch

How To Get Pothos To Branch?

Welcome to our guide to getting a pothos to branch. They normally grow in one long stem, but it is possible to encourage them to branch out with various techniques.

See also our other pothos plant care guides: Jessenia PothosHawaiian Pothos, Glacier Pothos, Giant PothosPothos Plant CareNeon Pothos CareHawaiian Pothos.

How To Get Pothos To Branch

Pothos in general grows in long thin stems and does not branch. You need to take a cutting from the plant, then wait until it grows back to encourage branching.

I mark the cut site with a wire tie so that I know which node I cut as they can look very different after it grows back. I marked this one with a red tie.

Sometimes it will branch out when it grows back, if it does not, you can repeat the process – cut it back and wait for it to grow. It should eventually branch out. Once you see two growth points, let the plant grow out naturally into two branches.

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Further Reading

Check out our other short pothos FAQ articles: How Long Do Pothos Live?, Do Pothos Like Direct Sunlight?, How Cold Can Pothos Tolerate?, Why Are My Pothos Stems Turning Brown?, Do Pothos Like To Be Misted?, Why Is My Pothos Plant Dripping Water?, How To Get Pothos To Branch?, How To Make Pothos Bushier?

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