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How to Style Pothos Plant Clippings

How to Style Pothos Plant Clippings

D'Ana Joi, who goes by her middle name “Joi,” is a multi-passionate, educator, community builder, and content creator. She believes having many passions is a gift, not a burden and she’s on a mission to rewrite the narrative around “choosing one thing” being the only path to success. Through her e-book, courses, and upcoming podcast, Joi teaches creatives how to make friends with focus, overcome overwhelm, and step into their Multi-Passionate Mastery. 

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In my previous post, The Only Houseplant You’ll Ever Need, I explained why I feel the Pothos plant is one of the most versatile plants for your home. If you still need convincing, check out that post here.

One of the reasons I absolutely love the Pothos plant is the potential for creating beautiful aquatic plant arrangements from Pothos clippings. In this post, I’m going to show you the creative ways I style Pothos clippings throughout my home. I hope you’ll be inspired to grow some aquatic Pothos plants of your own.

Aquatic Pothos in repurposed Maple Syrup jug.

To create your unique aquatic Pothos plant, simply snip off one of the vines at a spot between healthy leaves. Take a few leaves off of the end of the clipping to create a sort of “stem” on the vine, and put the stem end into a vessel with water. You can add rocks if you wish. Keep the stem submerged in water and roots will begin to form. The water will evaporate over time (especially when it’s hot out), so just remember to refill your vessel when needed in order to keep the roots submerged.

Aquatic Green Pothos in a jar

Pothos clippings can live happily ever after in water alone. Here is one of my longest clippings in a jar. It continues to produce new leaves.

ginpothos

Above is my first liquor bottle-inspired Pothos plant. I love the vibrant color of Bombay Saphire Gin bottles (the gin itself isn’t bad either). This style makes a great addition to a bar cart.

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In this arrangement, I used clippings from two different types of Pothos plants (Golden Pothos and Queen Marble Pothos) and placed them in a repurposed Bourbon bottle. You can see the roots growing from the “stems” of the clippings.

lemonchellopothos

I bought this Limoncello because I loved the look of the bottle. Of course, I had to keep it and use it as a vase for a single Pothos clipping. The way the leaves gracefully fall to one side creates a unique, yet classic look.

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Here I took a clipping of a vine with large Marble Queen Pothos leaves. I removed the leaves from the bottom of clipping (this encourages new roots to grow in their place), and gently pressed the “stem” of the clipping around the shape of this vintage teapot until the leaves were just barely peeking out.

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Next, I used an additional clipping with a long “stem” to gently place into the spout of the tea pot. The result was a very dynamic, aquatic plant arrangement. If you choose to style your clippings this way, make sure the vessel has enough water in it to completely cover the vine that is funneled through the spout.

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Here’s the finished look, dreamy right?

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While I encourage you to be creative with what you choose to grow your Pothos clippings in, there is also the option of using a small vase for a simple, unexpected, and elegant look. My only advice when using a vessel that does not allow you to see through it is to be sure to peek in from time to time to make sure the water is full.

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So, there you have it. A little tour of my many Pothos clipping creations. I hope you’re beginning to understand why I’m obsessed with the Pothos plant. To see the mother plants that these clippings came from, check out my previous post here.

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A few additional tips:

  • Use filtered water for your aquatic Pothos plants.
  • Fill the water almost to the top of the vessel, leaving some room for air at the top for the plant to breathe.
  • Replace sitting water after a month or so to avoid any fungus growth. Simply pour out the water and replace it with fresh water.
  • If the clipping becomes too top heavy, add a layer of rocks to the bottom of the vessel to help the roots anchor.
  • Snip off yellowing, dry, or otherwise unhealthy leaves, as you would on a normal plant.
  • When purchasing a Pothos plant, look for one with lots of long hanging vines, these are perfect for clippings.
  • Pothos clippings in unique jars make wonderful gifts!

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Thanks for reading, lovelies. Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you think. I always love to hear your feedback.

Xo,

    Joi

  1. These are all beautiful! My favorite is the gin bottle, though…I have such a thing for blue and green together! Thank you for sharing. <3

  2. D'Ana Joi says:

    Ah yes, the gin bottle is what got me started with using all sorts of different upcycled items for the clippings. Thanks so much for reading and I’m glad you enjoyed this post. xo

  3. Novus Lectio says:

    I love the way you took the pictures. They’re all so neat and clear!

  4. This is my mom’s favorite plant and she has styled it just about every way you’ve shared here, haha! I’m going to share this post with her.

  5. D'Ana Joi says:

    Haha please do! And your mom that I like her style. 😉

  6. nikkilane says:

    Love this! My grandmother does the same thing. I haven’t tried this type of plant but may add it to the collection. My babies are a bird of paradise, majestic palm, and scheffelera.

  7. D'Ana Joi says:

    That’s so cool! Pothos would fit in well with your other tropical plants. 🙂 thanks for reading!

  8. I absolutely love this! I’m a big fan of plants like this in my room, especially when they have multiple purposes. Don’t have one of these yet so I’ll look it up. So glad I stumbled across your blog x
    Abby – http://www.seafoaming.com

  9. D'Ana Joi says:

    Hi Abby! Thanks for much for visiting. You’ll love the Pothos plant! 🙂

  10. Marcia says:

    The Bombay idea!! Perfect!
    I love these ideas.

  11. D'Ana Joi says:

    Thanks Marcia!

  12. D'Ana Joi says:

    Thank you!!!

  13. Pamela says:

    Love this DIY! I have to try it at home! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  14. Kelly says:

    Nice job! Looks pretty!

  15. Wow! I love plants and will try this soon. Thank you for these great and beautiful ideas. The gin bottle is my fave becausei love blue and seeing the roots of plants grow. Awesome!! 😄🤗😄

  16. D'Ana Joi says:

    Thanks Pamela!!

  17. D'Ana Joi says:

    Thank you Kelley 🙂

  18. D'Ana Joi says:

    Yess the gin bottle is quite a captivating look. Something about the blue and the green. It’s such an elegant way to style a plant cutting, I just had to share. Thanks again for reading!!

  19. Sana says:

    Pothos are my all time favorite!! They are so easy to grow and need so little maintenance.. recently I have planted them in a tiny pot and it looks pretty cute on the kitchen window sill.
    Very neat pictures and loved your styling !!

  20. D'Ana Joi says:

    Hey Sana,

    Pothos are my favorite too!! Have you seen my other post, “The Only Houseplant You’ll Ever Need”? I bet you’d like it! Thanks so much for reading xo!

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