Once your pothos has been around as an indoor plant for a few years, it may begin to get leggy or develop a lot of bare spots. It is possible to prune back pothos stems as far back as about 2” inches from the soil. This drastic pruning allows the plant to regrow as if it were a young plant again.
How do I make my pothos bushy?
- Method 1: Properly Prune Your Plant. Tools Needed.
- Method 2: Fertilize Your Pothos.
- Method 3: Give it More Sun.
- Method 4: Keep Them Well-Watered.
- Method 5: Make Sure It’s The Right Temperature.
Where do you cut leggy pothos?
To prune, use a sharp, clean pair of scissors or secateurs to make a cut just below a node. If your goal is to encourage bushy growth, prune close to the crown to create lots of shorter stems from which new leaves will emerge. If you want to shorten up a long vine, snip it off wherever you prefer.
What does a leggy pothos look like?
This looks particularly bad on Devil’s Ivy, since these plants grow as long vines that rarely branch. On a very leggy Pothos, those vines look limp and bare, dangling down like wet green noodles. In the vast majority of cases, leggy growth results from inadequate sunlight.