So you want to venture into the world of houseplants but you’re maybe a little leery as to which one to bring home or if you’ll be able to keep it alive…
We’d like to introduce you to Epipremnum aureum – or pothos for short! Native to the Islands of French Polynesia it is also referred to as Devil’s Ivy because many consider them impossible to kill and it stays green even in the dark. We love that!
Perfect for houseplant beginners, they’re easy to grow and wonderfully versatile! They can grow in hanging baskets to showcase their beautiful trails, or have them climb a totem or trellis if you’d rather have height! Looking for more of a mantle or tabletop plant? Allow the growth to extend horizontally for a beautiful conversation piece!
Pothos Growing Instructions:
Temperature: between 60-85 ºF/15-29 ºC year-round.
Light: This plant can be okay in shade or sun, however it does best in partial shade conditions year-round. Too much light can burn the leaves or cause them to lose their marbled quality.
Watering: Pothos require watering only when the first quarter-inch of soil begins to feel dry to the touch. Over-watering can result in root-rot. Under-watering is not an issue, as this plant is pretty self-sustaining. During the fall and winter, reduce watering to allow the top quarter-inch of soil to fully dry out before watering.
Soil: A pot mixture used for cactus plants that drain well will suffice. Adding gravel or small pebbles at the bottom first few inches of the pot will encourage drainage or a pot with holes/drain tray.
Fertilizer: Feed it at least twice a year (every six months or so) with a general-purpose houseplant fertilizer.
Repotting: When Pothos has outgrown its pot it will let you know by sending out aerial roots in search of additional soil or by breaking the pot. When this happens, re-pot into a size larger and water thoroughly.
Humidity: This plant prefers normal household humidity during the summer months. It should be given additional misting every other day during the winter if your home air humidity is exceptionally dry.
Maintenance: Cut stems back a couple of times a year to keep the plant bushy and full. Cutting right after a leaf node (the place where the leaf is attached to the stem) will encourage the stem to branch out, giving you a fuller plant.
This easy-care houseplant is not intended for human or animal consumption.
Our available variety of Pothos always varies both in-store and online but click on the link below to shop online now!