sandywong929
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Pothos - Growing Long Vines

Hi everyone,

I have 2 pots of pothos. Both plants have been growing healthily in my house for many years. But while one has grown some very long vines, the other one hasn't. Do I have to keep the pothos hanging in order for the plant to grow long vines?

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Please advice. Thank you!
Sandy

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bonsaiboy
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Not really. I think that, as long as both are being fertilized evenly, it only appears to have long vines because the're hanging.
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my guess is that the hanging plant has a ceiling above it, so it grows down to maximize light exposure. the one sitting on a plant stand, however, has no need to grow down, as it has enough light directly above it.

what i prefer to do, is leave my hanging ones alone, and for my sitting ones, i put a bamboo stake or 3 in the pot, and let it climb the bamboo.

sandywong929
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Haesuse wrote:my guess is that the hanging plant has a ceiling above it, so it grows down to maximize light exposure. the one sitting on a plant stand, however, has no need to grow down, as it has enough light directly above it.

what i prefer to do, is leave my hanging ones alone, and for my sitting ones, i put a bamboo stake or 3 in the pot, and let it climb the bamboo.
Thanks for your suggestion. Light exposure probably is what that has made the difference. Let me give what you suggested a try and see what will happen :)
Sandy

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