I have an Epipremnum aureum (once rooted from a cutting) in a soil pot. It took some time, but then it grew at an incredible rate, with a thick stem (fingerbreadth) and large leaves.
On the other side, where it’s stuck in the soil, it’s decreasing in diameter (width like a slim pencil), and leaves are withering now for some time.
It’s healthy, bushy and leafy on one side, and waning on its only access to the ground. I don’t want to cut it in pieces just yet. I’d rather preserve its tiny canopy.
- Can I do anything to improve the stem’s health and thickness near the ground level?
- Can I safely grow roots along the shoot parts (like covering it with soil to let it take root)?
I’m afraid growing roots along the stem will confuse growth and water transport. Here’s a picture:
EDIT: I knew about layering below the ground, but I never heard of marcotting (a form of air layering). I didn’t cut the “bark” of the stem and—since I don’t have any Sphagnum handy—strapped some earthy garden moss around three clusters of nodes (here the stem gets thicker again). This surely isn’t optimal, but I’ll keep it moist and see if it takes root.