pothos plant profile
Pothos, also known as Devil’s Ivy, is a great beginner’s indoor houseplant. Due to its trailing, vine-like nature, pothos will cascade from hanging planters, climb up trellises, or even grow as potted plants on tabletops. Its attractive, dark green, heart-shaped leaves are often variegated in gorgeous shades of pale green, yellow, or white. This easy-care houseplant is an excellent addition to a home or office because of its ability to survive and thrive in areas that don’t receive a lot of sunlight.
how do you care for a pothos plant?
Pothos is relatively easy to care for. While it grows well in moderate to high light areas, it also will tolerate low light environments. These plants prefer moist soil, but take care not to over-water. Its best to allow the top couple inches to dry out completely between waterings. Leaves that are limp or browning are a sign that you should water more frequently while yellowing leaves are a result of over-watering. Tropical in nature, pothos prefer high humidity and temperatures but can easily tolerate common indoor humidity levels and temperatures of 65-75°F. Pothos aren’t heavy feeders. Fertilizing once every six months or so with a balanced fertilizer will encourage growth.
quick care guide
Moderate Watering Needs
Great for Beginners
Like all plants, this low maintenance houseplant requires light to live. However, while moderate indoor lighting is preferred, it can tolerate low light environments.
It’s actually one of the most popular indoor houseplants due to its ability to adapt to many different environments.
This is usually a result of a watering issue. Yellow leaves are an indication of over-watering while limp, green or browning leaves accompanied by dry soil is an indication of under-watering.
Cuttings will begin to root approximately 15-20 days after being placed in water.
Annual repotting is not required. However, if the drainage holes become blocked due to root growth, it should be repotted in a larger pot immediately.
Pothos plants are easily propagated via stem cuttings. Simply place a freshly cut stem containing a node in a glass of water and wait. Once the cutting begins to root, it is best to transplant the new plant into soil. The longer a cutting remains in water, the harder it will be for it to adapt to growing in soil.