What is Pothos hanging plant?- How to make Pothos fuller?

Those of us who keep houseplants usually have ivy in our collection because they belong to low-maintenance beauties. If you’ve recently added a new one, you’re probably looking for ways to plump up the radish.

Newer plants usually have many long branches with most of the leaves on them. Here to help you, I have explained important steps in which you will get to know how to make pothos fuller. Further, in the future, if you have any problem growing hanging plants, you can ask me in the comment section below.

Key takeaways:

  • Indoor plants are great for adding some character to your interiors.
  • There is no doubt that the dill plant is one of the most popular and beautiful houseplants. Often called devil’s ivy and ivy, they stay green all season and are easy to care for.
  • The waxy and heart-shaped leaves of dill plants make them an absolute visual feast.
  • They also have yellow splashes on their leaves, making them more defined and beautiful.
  • While a dill plant can climb and spread great distances, it doesn’t have to be. Can teach your dill to behave like a civilized, respected, bushy houseplant

What is a Pothos hanging plant?

Pothos, also known as devil’s ivy, silver vine, money plant, and other names, is the country’s most popular houseplant. Pothos plants are an excellent choice for your home or workplace because of their gorgeous heart-shaped leaves (not to be mistaken with a heartleaf philodendron), trailing vine-like look, and capacity to filter indoor air. 

Common NamePothos, Golden Pothos, Devil’s Vine, Devil’s Ivy
Botanical NameEpipremnum aureum
Plant TypeVine
Mature Size20–40 ft. long, 3–6 ft. wide
Sun ExposureFull sun, partial shade
Soil TypeMoist but well-drained
Soil pHNeutral to slightly acidic
Bloom TimeRarely flowers
Flower ColorGold/Yellow, Purple/Lavender
Hardiness Zones10–12 (USDA)
Native AreasAsia
ToxicityToxic to dogs and cats

How to make Pothos fuller?

The best way to make your pothos fuller is to prune them twice a year using the appropriate technique. It could look better if you teach it to climb up a stake or trellis, but proper care is more vital. You can also mix and match plants or take cuttings and put them alongside your existing ones. Although this is the quickest approach, you must still offer proper care and trimming for the cuttings once they have been planted. You have to take proper care of the Pothos plant as sometimes the Pothos leaves tend to curl due to some deficiencies.

Pothos is a simple plant to grow, and with a little attention and care, you may have the bushy, full plant you like. If our plant isn’t performing as well as we’d like, we may simply need to troubleshoot. Below are more ways with the help which you can make the pothos fuller: 

1. For bushy vines, prune your pothos often- 

Pothos grow fast, so you must be an excellent trimmer. Check your plants daily and pinch them when they appear. If you water your plants (once or twice a month), let them run well. Cut off dead leaves and long stems that may have grown since the last watering.

2. Trim your pothos properly-

Make clean cuts in the stems. Cut below leaf nodes or cut stems back to the soil level. You can use healthy cuttings to propagate more dill plants.

3. Use well-maintained tools-

Always use sharp, clean-cutting tools to prevent damage to plants and the spread of disease. After pruning the plants, clean the blades of knives, scissors, or pruning shears with rubbing alcohol.

4. Keep pothos healthy and strong-

These hardy plants don’t need much fertilizer. If you prune regularly, you will encourage the plant to produce more new leaves. This requires a little extra food. 

5. Right to Water-

Use the soak-and-dry method of watering. Give your plants a good drink now and again. Pour water until it runs through the drainage holes in the soil.

Make changes to your irrigation schedule. Wait until the earth is completely dry before watering again. This strategy ensures that your plant receives adequate water and does not succumb to root rot.

6. Maintain a Consistent Temperature-

Pothos are tropical plants that prefer temperatures between 65 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit. Temperature fluctuations induce stress and obstruct proper growth.

7. Avoid Overcrowding-

Overcrowded plants will not grow regularly. Due to the need to compete for light, they will be flat on one side and overgrown on the other.

Regular Pruning:

The process of pruning the plant will help in beautifying the appearance of the pothos plants and will help to encourage the new growth of the plant. The perfect time for pruning of pothos is during the spring or summer season. I will suggest you not prune during the fall or winter months because during this season the plants are less likely to adapt to the new growth of the plant.

Make sure to use a pair of sharp, sterilized pruning shears or scissors to complete the process of pruning. Avoid removing more than ⅓ of the plant stem one at a time. You can use regular pruning as stem cutting for propagation which will help to make the pothos fuller. 

Propagate Your Plant:

The process of propagation is very fast and easy. The newly rooted plants with propagation can be planted back to the mother plant to make pothos fuller. You can perform the process of propagation by putting the stem cutting in water and then placing it in a place where the pot gets bright indirect lights. You will observe small roots growing from the nodes from the cutting within 2-4 weeks. After growing the roots for about 2 to 3 inches long you can easily plant the cutting in the soil that leads to the making of mature pothos vines.


Last but not least, Taking care of a pothos plant is simple and only requires some basic knowledge. Pothos plants make lovely houseplants, and their low-maintenance requirements make them even more enticing. Without a doubt, fuller pothos plants appear nicer, add a lot of warmth, and make any place aesthetically pleasant. Whether your Pothos plant is growing in soil or water, a few simple techniques can improve its appearance. Make careful to prune your pothos plant regularly if you want a fuller plant. Additionally, expose it to the appropriate amount of sunlight, water, and temperature. This information will be helpful to you all.


How can you make the pothos leave gaint in shape?

the pothos plants are used to climb over using the support of the neighboring trees in the way to get sunshine and airflow that help in growing them in big size. For gaint leave to need to train the plant to climb up by giving the support of a pole, or a tree.

What reason behind pothos are so spares?

many reasons cause the pothos to become thin or straggly but the main reason is providing the plant with insufficient light and performing inadequate pruning.

How to make leggy pothos bushy?

The pothos plant will start looking leggy when it gets too long to avoid it you need to keep the plant pinched back to a foot or two so that it appears more bushy fuller plant.

Would you like to grow the pothos up or down?

the photos are used to grow in hanging pots but if you grow them in an upward direction it will produce lusher, larger plants which will be more attractive.

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