Pothos Plants
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Pothos Vine Emergency

Anonymous added on April 3, 2014 | Answered

My significant other has a pothos vine plant that was his mother's. Yesterday his dog escaped her crate and pulled all the leaves off it. Is there anything that can be done to save the plant? The stems/vines are intact, but all the leaves are gone. Is it possible to do cuttings from the existing stems? Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated, as the plant is very special--his mother had it for years and recently passed away.

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Nikki
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Answered on April 3, 2014

I would just give it some time. These are very resilient plants, so I think you have a good chance of it regrowing its leaves. You can trim off 4-6 inches off a vine and put it in water to root as a precaution, but it is likely the mother plant will regrow its leaves. Continue to water, but only water it when the soil is just dry to the touch on top. If it is not getting much light now (as healthy pothos can be happy in low light situations), I would move it somewhere a little brighter. Keep a sharp eye out for pests, as they will be attracted to a damaged plant. You should see signs of new leaf growth at the old leaf nodes in about 1-2 weeks.

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