Learn about how to propagate cebu blue pothos using cuttings! I’ll discuss propagating this plant in moss, LECA, and water. It’s easy to root, so if you found a cutting, here’s how to turn it into a plant!
How to propagate cebu blue pothos
Hey all, today I’ve got a quick and easy post about how to propagate cebu blue pothos cuttings! I already have a super old post about how to propagate pothos plants, but I have some updates for this post.
Pothos plants are super common in general, but some varieties are harder to come by than others. That generally makes them more sought after and pricey—so people often buy or trade smaller cuttings instead of a whole plant.
Cebu blue pothos is definitely one of those plants! I have seen small pots of it going for upwards of $60, which is nuts. See if you can find a cutting locally to trade or buy for cheap.
Cebu blue pothos plants grow prolifically when they are happy, so I’m always giving away cuttings to people! And with the right care, a cutting will grow into a beautiful plant in no time.
For more propagation posts, check out my tips for how to propagate scindapsus pictus, how to propagate hoya carnosa, and how to propagate snake plants!
How to take a good cebu blue pothos cutting
The first step to propagating any plant is to take a good cutting. For cebu blue pothos, I generally like to make sure the cutting has 1–2 nodes exposed and 1–3 leaves on it.
What’s a node? Simply put, it’s the area where the leaf meets the stem. You can also look for the little light brown nubs on the plant’s stem—these are the beginnings of aerial roots, and they will root nicely when propagating!
Propagating pothos in water
The easiest way to propagate pothos plants is in water. Simply put your cutting in fresh water and replace the water every week or so.
After a few weeks, you should notice some nice white water roots growing. You can then put the cutting into soil and keep it moist for a week or so while the plant’s roots are transitioning to the soil.
Pothos plants in general are super easy to propagate, so water propagation is a good method. I typically don’t love water propagation since the plant suffers more shock after transplanting it to soil, but pothos are not super finicky.
How to propagate cebu blue pothos plants in moss
Another option to propagate cebu blue pothos cuttings is by using moss. I have a whole post on how to root plants in sphagnum moss, but here’s the overview.
Wet some sphagnum moss and squeeze out all of the excess water. Mix with some chunky perlite to help with drainage and aeration. Put the mixture in a little plastic cup.
Add the cutting and pop a bag over it. This will help keep the humidity levels high. You can also use a plastic propagation box, which is really handy if you’re rooting a bunch of plants at once.
The cutting will begin to sprout roots, and they’ll be nice and healthy! Once they are a few inches long, gently pick off the sphagnum moss and plant the cutting in well-draining soil.
I wouldn’t keep it too moist, but don’t let the soil dry out too much until the plant is established. I’d say a few weeks.
Rooting cebu blue cuttings in LECA
I have really been enjoying rooting plants in LECA over the last year or so. It’s super easy, and I love that you can boil the LECA to sanitize it and reuse it. I bought a bag and haven’t had to buy anymore!
I have a whole post about how to propagate plant cuttings in LECA, but here is the gist. Wet some clean LECA. Put about an inch or two in the bottom of a glass jar, then add the cutting and fill in around it up to the top with more LECA.
Add water to the jar so that it fills up that bottom inch or two of LECA you added in the first step. The water shouldn’t reach the cutting and should sit right below it.
Refresh the water and flush the LECA out roughly every week or so. You’ll start to see roots growing in the LECA! Same as with the moss, when they are a few inches long, you can plant the cutting.