Pothos plant - vines/leaves
I've had my plant for about 6yrs now and it is healthy. It has gone through some stress through out the years like most plants do I'm sure. About a year ago, close to it, it fell and an 8ft vine broke off, since then I have obviously chopped it down into sizes that could be replanted. I have gotten to where it is bushy and vines are starting to get some length again.. It is healthy... However....
My question is for the vines and would like some advice.
When I go to stores and look at the same plant that I have, their vines and leaves are nice and thick, deep green, and strong nubs for new leaves. Mine has never been like that, it has a nice green color but not deep dark.. The vines are not nearly as green or thick, even the new ones that I had to replant are coming in thin, a few have a brownish tint on them. They are not extremely thin, obviously it's good enough for the vines to grow out and new leaves to come in..
I have always wondered why mine has never looked like the ones I see everywhere else. Am I doing something wrong? Wrong soil? I use miracle grow soil so I know it is getting food, I re-soil it every 6 mths or so, it has a watering bulb in it so it is getting water. I recently gave it a shower to give it a better drink and dust off the leaves. I do this every couple of months. It doesn't seem to like a lot of water/ moisture but it does like a good drink every so often! Least, it seems to...
Someone told me its because I'm letting the vines, vine out into length and not cutting em down to make it bushy.. If that was the case though, wouldn't the vines inside the pot be nice, green and thick? I don't know if it's to late to entice the vines to change or not.. I just want to better understand why it doesn't look like every other potho plant I see around!!
Thanx for any advice