Are these "legs" on my satin pothos?


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Hello!

I'm a new-ish plant mom and have had this satin pothos for almost a year. When reading about how to care for them I'd read about their tendency to get "leggy" and was never entirely sure what that meant.

I moved a couple months ago and get mediocre light in my new apartment. I've added grow lights to some shelves and recently noticed my silver pothos getting really tall. Is this an issue with light? Could it also be an issue with needing to be repotted? It looks like there are roots starting to come out of the soil do I could probably stand to get it a bigger home.

Thoughts?
 

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Leggy refers to having extra space between the leaves, or losing a lot of them entirely. Basically looking like they have long, bare legs. Yours hasn't gotten there yet. The stems start out growing up to find a tree to attach to, but when they can't they fall down. It won't need repotting until it grows about 4 or 5 feet from the pot. They need very little soil. If (when) the soil sinks in the pot you can add more on top of the roos and it will grow new roots into the new soil.

Happy Plant Parenting!
 
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