Does a pothos cutting have to be rooted in water before placing in dirt or can a cutting be placed directly in dirt? Also, I put some cuttings into some dirt after being rooted in water and they are not doing well. What can I do?
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While it roots easily in water, it is always better to root cuttings in soil like potting mix, perlite, vermiculite, or other solid medium. Some plants that are rooted too long in water simply learn to live in water and cannot live outside of an all water environment. Some examples of these plants are pothos and philodendron. Once plants develop enough roots to survive on their own, you should move them to soil. If yours is not doing well, it could be that the soil is either too wet or too dry. For more information, this article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/pothos/propagating-pothos.htm