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How to Care for a Golden Pothos

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



LIGHT REQUIREMENTS
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 REQUIREMENTS
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 PREFERENCE
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.


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

PLANT 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.

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.

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