Cebu Blue pothos, also known as (Epipremnum pinnatum) is a fast growing, vining plant with heart-shaped leaves and yellow flowers. This article covers the basics of Cebu Blue Pothos propagation, using two main techniques, propagation in water and soil or potting mix, using stem cuttings. I would also share some vital information on how to transfer water propagated pothos to the soil, and general tips on how to care for Cebu Blue Pothos.
Let’s get started.
Cebu Blue Pothos Propagation:
Is Cebu Blue Easy to propagate?
Yes, Cebu blue pothos is very easy to propagate. They’re a rare plant and definitely make great houseplants and can be easily propagated using stem cuttings.
Propagating Cebu blue pothos plant is quite simple and requires a few materials: stem cuttings, rooting hormone powder, a container of water, and some rooting medium such as perlite or vermiculite. Rooting hormone powder contains auxins that stimulate cell division and promote root growth.
Prepare Cebu Blue Pothos Cuttings
For a successful Cebu Blue Pothos propagation, the first step is preparing the stem cutting properly, I usually cut about 4-6 inches long and remove the lower leaves. Ensure there is at least a node on your stem cutting because the root for the new plant will arise from the node.
Propagate Cebu Blue Pothos In Water:
Water propagation is a great way to propagate a lot of Cebu blue pothos plants from only one plant. The easiest way is by simply submerging the entire chunk in water until roots emerge. Carefully place your stem cuttings into a water-filled jar (glass) ensuring one or two nodes on the stem is fully submerged in water. Keep your cuttings out of direct sunlight and maintain the water level. Cut any brown leaves remaining on the stem below the water level.
I usually place my water propagated pothos by the window so they receive enough light for photosynthesis. You can also use grow lights if placed in an area that does not get enough direct sunlight. Change the water every few days to avoid bacterial growth and the formation of algae that might affect your new plant. When the roots of your Cebu Blue Pothos start to grow, it’s time to transfer them into soil or potting mix.
Cebu Blue Pothos Propagation in Soil or Potting Mix:
This is a more traditional way of propagating pothos plants, in this method you use a pot filled with soil or a container filled with potting mix. Following the instruction above in preparing your stem cuttings, carefully place your stem cutting in the soil and ensure that the node is completely buried. Place your container in an area where it will receive indirect sunlight and maintain a moist environment (do not over water).
How long does it take for Cebu blue to root?
Roots should start to form within 2-3 weeks, but it can take longer if conditions are not ideal.
How to Transplant Water Rooted Cebu Blue Pothos:
When your Cebu Blue pothos has formed enough roots, gently lift the plant from the water with tweezers. Then place the new pothos plant into an empty pot of soil.
Tips on How to Care for Cebu Blue Pothos:
– Ensure your Cebu blue pothos receive enough indirect sunlight (not direct sunlight) – Keep the soil moist but not soggy, water as needed
– Use a fertilizer formulated for Epipremnum at half the recommended strength once a month during active growth season.
– Remove brown or yellow leaves if they occur.
– This plant can grow very quickly and can easily become top-heavy. It is advisable to prune the stem at any time during the life of your pothos for a neater appearance. You can pinch off stem tips frequently to promote branching as well as ensure that new leaves are spaced evenly around the main stem, or you can also prune back large growths that could be crowding out smaller plants below it.
– Cebu Blue Pothos will thrive in areas where it gets plenty of indirect sunlight but should do okay in moderate light conditions as well. Direct sun should be avoided if possible because sunburned leaf tissue will result if this plant should be allowed to sit in direct sunlight for an extended
Common Cebu Blue Pothos Disease
Yellow leaves: If your Cebu Blue Pothos leaves become yellow, it is a sign of watering issue; either as a result of overwatering or underwatering. Yellow leaves also bring another problem – they indicate the plant is suffering from too much salt.
To correct this issue make sure you water only when it’s needed, and that you flush with clear water every now and then to remove excess fertilizer salts that build up in the soil or drainage system.
Root Rot: Root rot can occur if pothos plants are kept constantly wet.
Brown Leaves: brown leaves indicate too much sunlight, try to place it in an area that will not receive direct sunlight or move the plant to a location with less intense light.
Make sure your home is kept well ventilated during the winter months because lack of fresh air can cause brown leaf tips as well. Use room humidifiers to keep humidity levels high if you feel your home is too dry during the winter months.
Legginess: The leaves of your plant will begin to turn yellow and seem as if they are wilting.
This is normal for a Cebu Blue Pothos and will not harm the plant. If the problem persists, it’s time to repot or prune away some of the older growth. Make sure you use sterile tools when replanting because any type of disease can be transferred from one plant to another through these tools.
Crawling insects: Try removing insects with tweezers and spray plants with water weekly.
Cebu Blue Pothos is one of the easiest plants you can grow. It will thrive under most conditions and requires little care, making it a perfect choice for busy gardeners who want to add variety to their home or office. Cebu blue pothos propagation is an easy process that takes very little time before your new plant begins to take root.
Make sure your cuttings are fresh and have not dried out too much before starting this process, as this may lower the odds of rooting success with your desired stem cutting. Also, cut stem appropriately with nodes. Ensure the plant has access to indirect sunlight. Because Cebu Blue Pothos like all other pothos plants is toxic to animals and can irritate human skin, be careful when you handle the leaf and stem cuttings.