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These plants are native to the Polynesian islands and also grow wild in tropical areas of Florida in the United States. Despite their preference for lush, humid environments, they are fairly drought-resistant plants both in the wild as houseplants.
Pothos plants, Epipremnum aureum, are very beginner-friendly, as they are known to be forgiving of a missed watering every now and then. They're also suitable for a variety of different home environments. Their preference is bright, indirect light, but it's also safe to place your pothos in a more shaded corner if you have other more demanding plants that are occupying your window ledge.
Looking for an easy-care office plant? Pothos can do well even in locations with only artificial lighting, and their attractive foliage will help brighten up any workspace!
Pothos have pretty heart-shaped leaves which also come in variegated varieties - this is where parts of the leaves lack green pigmentation, leading to some fun patterning!
Pothos plants also grow very fast - developing long, trailing vines that can potentially become a jungle-like tangle if left unattended! If you want to avoid this, just keep an eye on them and gently shake them out separate them every once in awhile.
Thanks to its aerial root system, pothos can grow almost straight up a tree or wall, so let it climb!
They are sometimes also known as Devil's Ivy because of their 'impossible to kill' nature, and due to the fact that they can survive in dark conditions. It is also the only known species in the Araceae family that does not produce flowers.
HOW TO PROPAGATE YOUR POTHOS
Pothos are among the easiest plants to propagate. All you need to do is take a stem cutting and then place it in water.
Taking a stem cutting:
Take one of the mature vines on your pothos and locate a little brown root node. These tiny roots are very important in propagation, as this is where new roots will later grow from. Make sure at least one node is included in your cutting, and make the actual cut around 2 inches (~5cm) along the stem before the node.
Pothos are Aroids, meaning they are part of the 'Araceae' family. Aroids are often well-suited to water propagation so you can just place your cutting directly into a clear glass container filled with water. Damp perlite and sphagnum moss are also great mediums for propagation.