Gracie the Vine

Asked February 2, 2019, 10:11 AM EST

Hello. Can you please help us to identify the type of plant this is and how to best repot it. The roots are all the way to the top of the soil and are exposed. Her name is Gracie and she is very particular about being handled. She is strong but crunches a lot when touched. She is full on the vines but thin at the root. Any advice is appreciated. Thank you

Howard County Maryland

1 Response

This looks like a common houseplant called Epipremnum, Pothos, golden pothos,or devil's ivy. Pothos is often used as hanging plants in the home, but is a large climbing vine in its natural environment.
It looks like the plant can benefit from being repotted this spring. Also, the vines look overgrown. Trim back long shoots regularly to keep the plant compact and bushy and carefully remove any rotted or dead stems, or spotted leaves if they occur. If you want to keep the vines longer, cut back the stems every spring to a point just in front of a healthy leaf.
You can also propagate in the spring from tip cuttings 3-4 inches long. They root easily in water. Once rooted you can place 5 or 6 rooted cuttings around the rim of the basket. These will only have enough space for 2-3 years. After that replace them with newly rooted cuttings in fresh mixture.

Take a look at the attached link for care including light, watering, etc. and our website for repotting houseplants.