If it's in soil, water when the soil is dry (stick a toothpick in the soil to test - wet soil sticks to the toothpick) and don't water excessively. The preferred method of how to propagate a pothos begins the same as the first. Water your pothos plant regularly. When should I move pothos from water to soil? Don’t be afraid to let your pothos dry out in between waterings. Watering Your Pothos. My 2 Pothos after being repotted. Black spots on the leaves and the sudden collapse of the plant indicate the soil has been kept too wet. Another advantage to growing your Pothos plants in water is that it’s less messy. At that point, simply place the entire rockwool cube into the hole and fill in around it with soil. Soil mix for Pothos repotting: Potting soil. When it comes to watering your pothos plant, I find that less is more. Pour out any standing water from the drip tray to avoid pest problems. Separate the roots and plants and prepare to plant them in a new container. Growing Plants in Water. Take the pothos cuttings and remove the first leaf above the cut ends. As stated earlier, Pothos enjoy water but should not be overwatered. Soak the entire root ball when applying water. I use Ocean Forest by Fox Farm.Here are the ingredients: Composted forest humus, sphagnum peat moss, Pacific Northwest sea-going fish emulsion, crab meal, shrimp meal, earthworm castings, sandy loam, perlite, bat guano, granite dust, Norwegian kelp, and oyster shell (for pH adjustment). Water. I am trying out a new way by moving the rooted plant from water to a very small paper box holding soil. They've got some serious roots on them now (at least 4-5 inches with branching) and I'm wondering how best to transfer them to soil. Water . Time to go back in the house! Use a sterile knife or clippers to divide the roots and stems. Yes – golden pothos is deemed toxic to dogs and cats (and humans) by the ASPCA. What they take from soil is water and nutrients. Fertilize your dying pothos plant to ensure adequate amounts of soil … The pothos is one of the easiest houseplants to grow. That way I won't worry about over or under watering. Move your cutting into soil after 3-4 weeks or when the roots are about 2 inches long. Pothos like to have their soil dry out completely between waterings. I have some pothos cuttings I rooted in water. If you leave the soil around the plant continually damp then the roots of the plant will begin to rot and the plant will soon die. No – Pothos do not need extra moisture and do not need to be misted. Is pothos toxic to dogs and cats? Be careful though, the longer pothos cuttings remain in water, the harder time they have adapting to soil. Take the plant out of the pot. Moving the plant inside when the temperature drops may give your plant a bit of shock at first, but it should adjust after some time and do fine. It is best to transplant rooted pothos cuttings as soon as they start roots. Allow the surface of the soil to dry out before watering this houseplant. To begin with, dig a hole into the soil a few inches wider and deeper than the intended rockwool transplant and sprinkle mycorrhizae over the surface of the hole. Dealing with soil can be very messy and water is a great way to avoid that. Pothos prefer it when you allow the soil around the plant to dry out entirely before you water the plant again. I will let my plant grow more root in the tiny box and then move it to bigger pot. If left continually in damp soil, the roots will rot. It is important to know that most plants don’t really need soil to grow and thrive. Here are the steps you need to take to divide your pothos: Water your pothos thoroughly starting a day early to loosed up the soil. Let the plant tell you when to water—when it starts to droop, it needs a good drink. Lastly, too much sun can contribute to your problem by drying out the soil quickly, plus pothos prefer indirect sun. 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