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Pothos Care

Pothos plants are known for their ease of care and durability. They are happy placed in a bright well-lit area, however, they can tolerate lower light. They are living air purifiers, removing common household toxins from the air, making it a healthy and beautiful addition for your space.

How to care for your Pothos

Use these instructions to care for a Pothos. This guide will tell you how to water a Pothos; its light, temperature, humidity preferences and any additional care it might need to help it grow.

Marble Queen Pothos

LIGHT

Your Marble Queen Pothos can survive in low light but grows faster in medium to bright indirect light. The variegation will be more pronounced in higher light. They do not do well in direct sunlight since the sun will burn the foliage.

WATER

Marble Queen Pothos like their soil to be kept on the drier side. Water enough to keep the soil slightly damp. During the spring and summer, water well and then allow the top 50% of the soil to dry out before watering again. In the fall and winter, let the soil become drier before watering.

HUMIDITY

This plant will do well in low humidity environments but will thrive with a bit more humidity. Brown leaf tips may indicate the air is too dry.

TEMPERATURE

Your Marble Queen prefers average to warm temperatures, 65-85 degrees.

FOOD

The Marble Queen is such an easy indoor plant, and you don’t need to worry about fertilizing this one a lot. Feed it every 6 months with a general-purpose indoor plant fertilizer.

ADDITIONAL CARE

Trim out any dead, discolored, damaged, or diseased leaves and stems as they occur. Use clean, sharp scissors to avoid tearing or bruising the stems. Snip stems just above a leaf node. If you wish to keep your plant full and bushy, trim the longer vines every few months.

TOXICITY

Pothos is mildly toxic to pets and humans. Typically, ingestion will cause mouth and stomach irritation and possible vomiting.

See also: Common Issues →

Golden Pothos

LIGHT

Your Golden Pothos tolerates low light, but grows well in medium and higher light areas too! The variegation will be more pronounced in higher light. They do not do well in direct sunlight since the sun will burn the foliage.

WATER

Water your Pothos enough to keep the soil moist, but not wet or saturated. It’s best to water when the top inch of the soil is dry. Don’t worry if you forget—it will occasionally tolerate a missed watering! Look out for yellow leaves, they are a symptom of too much water.

HUMIDITY

This plant will do well in low humidity environments but will thrive with a bit more humidity. Brown leaf tips may indicate the air is too dry.

TEMPERATURE

Your Golden Pothos prefers average to warm temperatures, 65-85 degrees.

FOOD

The Golden Pothos is such an easy indoor plant, and you don’t need to worry about fertilizing this one a lot. Feed it every 6 months with a general-purpose indoor plant fertilizer.

TOXICITY

Pothos is mildly toxic to pets and humans. Typically, ingestion will cause mouth and stomach irritation and possible vomiting.

ADDITIONAL CARE

Trim out any dead, discolored, damaged, or diseased leaves and stems as they occur. Use clean, sharp scissors to avoid tearing or bruising the stems. Snip stems just above a leaf node; new growth will emerge from this cut and trimming close to the node will also prevent an ugly stub at the site.

See also: Common Issues →

Neon Pothos

LIGHT

Neon Pothos is able to adapt to lower light but thrives in bright, indirect light year-round. Harsh, direct sunlight will scorch the leaves, while too little light will cause the leaves to become a pale green and smaller in size. 

WATER

Water your Pothos enough to keep the soil moist, but not wet or saturated. It’s best to water when the top inch of the soil is dry. Don’t worry if you forget—it will occasionally tolerate a missed watering! Look out for drooping yellow leaves, they are a symptom of too much water. 

HUMIDITY

Your bathroom or kitchen would be a great choice for your Neon Pothos because it does best in a slightly more humid environment. Brown leaf tips may indicate the air is too dry.

TEMPERATURE

Neon Pothos prefer average to warm temperatures of 65-85 degrees during the day and not below 60 degrees at night.

FOOD

Feed monthly in the spring through fall with a general-purpose indoor plant fertilizer. Before applying any fertilizer in any form make sure the soil is damp prior to application. 

TOXICITY

Pothos is mildly toxic to pets and humans. Typically, ingestion will cause mouth and stomach irritation and possible vomiting.

ADDITIONAL CARE

Feel free to trim your Neon Pothos regularly. This encourages the plant to develop more side-shoots and reduces the demand for the plant to develop a larger root system while in a confined container. 

See also: Common Issues →

Silver Satin Pothos

LIGHT

Silver Satin Pothos likes bright, indirect light year round. Harsh, direct sunlight will scorch the leaves, while too little light will cause the leaves to lose their variegation.

WATER

Water your Pothos enough to keep the soil moist, but not wet or saturated. It’s best to water when the top inch of the soil is dry. Don’t worry if you forget—it will occasionally tolerate a missed watering! Look out for yellow leaves, they are a symptom of too much water.

HUMIDITY

Your bathroom or kitchen would be a great choice for your Silver Satin Pothos because it does best in a slightly more humid environment. Brown leaf tips may indicate the air is too dry.

TEMPERATURE

Silver Satin Pothos prefer average to warm temperatures of 65-85 degrees. Do not expose it to temperatures below 65 degrees even for a short time because cold air will damage the foliage. Avoid cold drafts and sudden temperature changes.

TOXICITY

Pothos are mildly toxic to pets and humans. It can cause a mild irritation to the mouth if chewed or swallowed and also a mild digestive reaction.

ADDITIONAL CARE

Trim out any dead, discolored, damaged, or diseased leaves and stems as they occur with clean, sharp scissors. Snip stems just above a leaf node; new growth will emerge from this cut and trimming close to the node will also prevent an ugly stub at the site. Use sharp pruning shears to avoid tearing the stems.

FOOD

Feed monthly in the spring through fall with a general-purpose indoor plant fertilizer.

See also: Common Issues →

Hawaiian Pothos

LIGHT

Your Hawaiian Pothos tolerates low light but grows best in medium and higher light areas. The variegation will be more pronounced in higher light. Your Pothos will not do well in direct sunlight–the sunlight can burn the foliage.

WATER

Water your Pothos when the top 75% of soil is dry. Don’t worry if you forget—it will tolerate an occasional missed watering! Look out for yellow leaves, they are a symptom of too much water.

HUMIDITY

This plant will do well in environments with low humidity but will thrive in a location that is more humid, such as a bathroom or kitchen. Brown leaf tips may indicate the air is too dry.

TEMPERATURE

Your Hawaiian Pothos prefers average to warm temperatures of 65-85 degrees.

FOOD

Fertilize once during spring and once during summer with a general-purpose indoor plant fertilizer.

TOXICITY

Pothos is mildly toxic to pets and humans. Typically, ingestion will cause mouth and stomach irritation and possible vomiting.

ADDITIONAL CARE

Trim any dead, discolored, damaged, or diseased leaves and stems as they occur. Use clean, sharp scissors to avoid tearing or bruising the stems. Snip stems just above a leaf node; new growth will emerge from this cut.

See also: Common Issues →

Jade Pothos

LIGHT

Your Jade Pothos is able to adapt to lower light but thrives in bright, indirect light year-round. Harsh, direct sunlight will scorch the leaves, while not enough light will cause the leaves to become discolored and smaller in size.

WATER

Water your Pothos when the top 75% of soil is dry. Don’t worry if you forget—it will tolerate an occasional missed watering! Look out for yellow leaves, they are a symptom of too much water.

HUMIDITY

Your Jade Pothos does best in a slightly more humid environment, such as a bathroom or kitchen. Brown leaf tips may indicate the air is too dry.

TEMPERATURE

Your Jade Pothos prefer temperatures of 65-85 degrees.

FOOD

Feed your Pothos monthly in the spring through fall with general-purpose indoor plant fertilizer. Before applying fertilizer in any form, make sure the soil is damp.

TOXICITY

Your Jade Pothos is mildly toxic to pets and humans. Typically, ingestion will cause mouth and stomach irritation and possible vomiting.

ADDITIONAL CARE

Feel free to trim your Jade Pothos regularly. This encourages the plant to develop more side-shoots and reduces the demand for the plant to develop a larger root system while in a confined container.

See also: Common Issues →

Pearls and Jade Pothos

LIGHT

Your Pearls and Jade Pothos grows best in medium and high light areas but will tolerate low light. The variegation will be more pronounced in higher light. Direct sunlight will burn the foliage.

WATER

Water your Pothos when the top 75% of soil is dry. Don’t worry if you forget—it will tolerate an occasional missed watering! Look out for yellow leaves, they are a symptom of too much water.

HUMIDITY

This plant will do well in low humidity environments but will thrive with a bit more humidity. Mist often. Brown leaf tips may indicate the air is too dry. 

TEMPERATURE

Your Pearls and Jade Pothos prefers average to warm temperatures, 65-85 degrees.

FOOD

Your Pearls and Jade Pothos doesn’t require much fertilization. Feed it every 6 months with general-purpose indoor plant fertilizer.

TOXICITY

Your Pothos is mildly toxic to pets and humans. Typically, ingestion will cause mouth and stomach irritation and possible vomiting.

ADDITIONAL CARE

Trim out any dead, discolored, damaged, or diseased leaves and stems as they occur. Use clean, sharp scissors to avoid tearing or bruising the stems. Snip stems just above a leaf node – new growth will emerge from this cut.

See also: Common Issues →

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What's a Pothos?

Botanical Classification: Araceae (family)

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Pothos plants are known for their ease of care and durability.  They are happy placed in a bright well-lit area, however, they can tolerate lower light. 

Pothos, with their long cascading vines, make a fabulous table or hanging plant. A Pothos plant can also be trained to grow on a pole or trellis.

Pothos plants are very efficient in cleaning the air of harmful chemicals. They are living air purifiers, removing common household toxins from the air, making it a healthy and beautiful addition for your space.

Fun Fact

The leaves of a Pothos plant resemble a heart shape.

Pictured Left: Silver Pothos
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Your Pothos loves to vine, so place on a shelf or in a hanger and watch the leaves cascade!
- Plant Mom

Silver Pothos

Exquisite and trailing with silver-green leaves.
Easy to grow and low maintenance , Low to bright indirect light
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