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Hello :
I bought a GOLDEN POTHOS VINE, in a hanging basket. It is large, and
has 5 vines hanging.
Can I separate these vines and transplant into other pots ? The
salesperson was unable to advise me. Also, what type of soil do
we want with these indoor vines ?

All feedback is much appreciated.


This is a plant that does much better if it is root bound. If you separate them put them in plants about 1/4th the size of the basket it is in now. Another option you have is taking cuttings of the long vines hanging down. strip the 2 lower leaves and dip the stem in rooting Hormone that you can get a Lowes, Home Depot, Walmart or most garden centers. Then insert several cuttings in another hanging basket and water it like it is already a separate established plant. It will take about 3 weeks for the  cuttings to be well rooted. Your original basket will send out 2 side shoots for each cutting you take off so your plant will be a lot fuller. Good luck!


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Darlene K. Kittle


I have been an Advanced Master Gardener for 24 years and I raise around 300 houseplants and bonsai trees a year including tropicals, succulents, and cacti. I have also been a professional plant care person for businesses in the Fort Wayne, IN area and currently professionally care for bonsai trees for my customers.


I am also studying the Japanese art of bonsai with tropical plants and is President of the Fort Wayne, IN Bonsai Club.

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I am not a hortculturist. I am a Purdue University Advanced Master Gardener for 24 years. I have studied plants on a personal level by growing hundreds of plants annually for the last 35 years. I have also studied under several nationally known American Bonsai experts.

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