Potatoes/pothos help

sonicthehedgehog

I'm having problems growing potatoes and pothos in my aquarium..
1. My potato has been in the water for about 1 month now. It's growing roots but I don't see much sprout growth. I think I see one starting to grow at the bottom. Is it normal to grow this slowly and do I leave the sprout submerged in water? And is it normal to have mold-like fuzzy grey stuff around the base of the roots?
2. My pothos doesn't seem to be dying and it's showing new root growth but it's not growing new leaves either. I've never propagated a plant before so I'm pretty sure I cut at the wrong place and there's nowehere for new leaves to grow. Will it just eventually die?
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Kribensis27

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The potato looks normal. Leaf growth never starts until it has good roots. Same for the pothos. If you see the roots growing, leaves will soon follow. If you have a single leaf on your pothos, it can grow. The new stems grow from leaf nodes, which is also where leaves grow. So, of you have leaves on the pothos, you’ll have new stems. Just make sure you have plenty of light for the potato.

btw, I see a ton of sprouts in your potato. It looks great! I don’t see any mold, just normal stem fuzz. Your pothos looks perfect as well. Both should start growing quickly soon.
 
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sonicthehedgehog

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The potato looks normal. Leaf growth never starts until it has good roots. Same for the pothos. If you see the roots growing, leaves will soon follow. If you have a single leaf on your pothos, it can grow. The new stems grow from leaf nodes, which is also where leaves grow. So, of you have leaves on the pothos, you’ll have new stems. Just make sure you have plenty of light for the potato.

btw, I see a ton of sprouts in your potato. It looks great! I don’t see any mold, just normal stem fuzz. Your pothos looks perfect as well. Both should start growing quickly soon.
This was super helpful. Thank you!
 
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