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Care Guide

Pothos Care

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Meet Pothos

Pothos plants are easy to care for and they thrive in a large range of environments. Pothos are the perfect plants for people too busy for houseplants. With a trailing, vine-like habit, attractive heart-shaped leaves, an ability to help purify the air and to thrive in low light and humidity while withstanding neglect for long periods of time.

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Light

While pothos do well in a variety of light conditions and can even tolerate low light, moderate indoor light is ideal. Outdoors they can be grown in shade to partial shade. Wherever you decide to display your Pothos, just be sure to avoid direct sunlight. A highly variegated Pothos may lose its variegation when placed in low-light conditions. Since only the green parts of the leaves can make energy, the leaves will compensate for the lack of light by turning greener. Pale leaves that turn yellowish in color could indicate that your plant is getting too much light.

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Pet Friendly

No

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Water

Keep soil moist but be careful not to overwater. Easier said than done, right? Pothos do best when their soil can dry out between watering. To achieve this watering technique, allow only the top two inches to dry being sure that the roots are still moist. If the leaves are wilting or turning brown, you should water the plant more often. If the leaves are yellow, you may be watering it too much. Excessive watering may cause root rot.
Do not allow your Pothos to stand in water unless it is a cutting started in water. Pothos can grow in water as well as soil, but they have a hard time switching from one growing medium to the other. A Pothos plant started in the soil will thrive best if continued to grow in soil, and vice versa. 

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Humidity

Medium

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Temperature

Pothos can tolerate moderate temperatures ranging from 55º–80º F, however, they are tropical plants and so prefer high humidity and temperatures of 70º – 90º F.

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Difficult Level

Easy

   Common Problems Q&A

 Why are my leaves turning yellow?

This is very likely due to over watering. While the soil should remain damp, it should not be wet or soggy. You should only water your Pothos when the top 25% of the soil is dry.   

Why are my leaves drooping?

If you notice your leaves drooping, you may have accidentally let your Pothos dry out too much. Once you water your Pothos you should notice the leaves perking up within about a day.

How do I know when i should repot into a larger pot?

If you notice brown leaves on the plant, try lifting your plant to check if the roots have completely taken up the space of the pot. If so, placing your Pothos in a larger pot with some fresh soil should solve this. 

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Pothos 'Golden' - House Plant Shop
Pothos 'Golden' - House Plant Shop
Pothos 'Golden' - House Plant Shop
Pothos 'Golden' - House Plant Shop
Pothos 'Golden' - House Plant Shop
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Pothos 'Golden' - House Plant Shop
Pothos 'Golden' - House Plant Shop
Pothos 'Golden' - House Plant Shop
Pothos 'Golden' - House Plant Shop
Pothos 'Golden' - House Plant Shop
Pothos 'Golden' - House Plant Shop
Pothos 'Golden'
Pothos 'Golden'
Pothos 'Golden'
Pothos 'Golden'
Pothos 'Golden'

Pothos 'Golden'

$19.99
  • Botanical Name: Epipremnum Aureum
  • Common Names: Devil's Ivy
  • Description: This Air purifying plant is arguably one of the easiest plants to grow indoors. The pothos grows in a vine like fashion making it a great plant to have in a hanging display to fill up any empty space on a shelf or desktop. Place where the vines can fall freely or trail along a shelf for the best effect. Looks great grown in containers and hanging baskets. A terrific plant for tall plant stands where the trailing foliage will create a cascade of foliage over time. 

*due to COVID inventory issues on the raw materials, planters are not shipped with the saucer.

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Pothos 'N'joy'
Pothos 'N'joy'
Pothos 'N'joy' - House Plant Shop
Pothos 'N'joy' - House Plant Shop
Pothos 'N'joy' - House Plant Shop
Pothos 'N'joy' - House Plant Shop
Pothos 'N'joy' - House Plant Shop
Pothos 'N'joy'
Pothos 'N'joy'

Pothos 'N'joy'

$13.99
  • Botanical Name: Epipremnum Aureum
  • Common Names: Devil's Ivy
  • Description: This Air purifying plant is arguably one of the easiest plants to grow indoors. The pothos grows in a vine like fashion making it a great plant to have in a hanging display to fill up any empty space on a shelf or desktop. This particular variety has shorter, more rounded leaves than a typical pothos, and has a tanish white pattern on the edges of its leaves.
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Pothos 'Neon' - House Plant Shop
Pothos 'Neon' - House Plant Shop
Pothos 'Neon' - House Plant Shop
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Pothos 'Neon'

$21.99
  • Botanical Name: Epipremnum pinnatum
  • Common Name(s): Neon Pothos
  • Description: An electrifying color variation on the standard Pothos. ‘Neon’ has all of the tough, reliable features houseplant lovers have come to expect from Pothos, but with glowing, neon-green foliage. Place where the vines can fall freely or trail along a shelf for the best effect. Looks great grown in containers and hanging baskets. A terrific plant for tall plant stands where the trailing foliage will create a cascade of foliage over time.

*Limit 2 Per Customer* 

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Pothos 'Satin'
Pothos 'Satin'
Pothos 'Satin' - House Plant Shop
Pothos 'Satin' - House Plant Shop
Pothos 'Satin' - House Plant Shop
Pothos 'Satin' - House Plant Shop
Pothos 'Satin'
Pothos 'Satin'

Pothos 'Satin'

$14.99
  • Botanical Name: Scindapsus pictus 'Argyraeus'
  • Common Name(s): Pothos, Satin, Pothos Pictus, Silver Vine
  • Description: This striking tropical plant is fairly new to house plant nurseries, and is garnering a lot of attention. Big, heart-shaped leaves are dark-green and splashed with silvery gray, giving them a satin sheen. Its compact growth habit makes Scindapsus pictus 'Argyraeus' a beautiful hanging basket plant. You'll see the best leaf color and variegation by keeping it in bright, indirect light. You'll also keep the plant healthy by boosting the humidity around it. In fact, its variegated foliage makes Satin Pothos a beautiful addition to a terrarium.

*Limit 2 Per Customer*

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Pothos 'Snow Queen' - House Plant Shop
Pothos 'Snow Queen' - House Plant Shop
Pothos 'Snow Queen' - House Plant Shop
Pothos 'Snow Queen' - House Plant Shop
Pothos 'Snow Queen' - House Plant Shop
Pothos 'Snow Queen' - House Plant Shop
Pothos 'Snow Queen' - House Plant Shop

Pothos 'Marble Queen'

$24.99
  • Botanical Name: Epipremnum aureum 'Marble Queen'
  • Common Name(s): Marble Queen Pothos, 
  • Description: This Pothos is a variegated version with more white than green. It is so easy, perfect for beginners, as pothos is one of the easiest plants to grow. This plant is so easy going. You can grow it in a hanging basket, let it climb or even grow horizontally along a tabletop or mantle. This plant will tolerate any light condition, though it's preference is moist soil and medium to high light spots. It even forgives for the occasional missed watering! No need to fertilize very often, maybe twice per year.

*Limit 2 Per Customer*

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Pothos 'Silver Splash'
Pothos 'Silver Splash'
Pothos 'Silver Splash' - House Plant Shop
Pothos 'Silver Splash' - House Plant Shop
Pothos 'Silver Splash' - House Plant Shop
Pothos 'Silver Splash' - House Plant Shop

Pothos 'Silver Splash'

$24.99
  • Botanical Name: Scindapsus pictus 'Exotica'
  • Common Name(s): Large-Leaf Pothos Picta, Silver Pothos, Silver Splash Pothos, Exotica
  • Description: This plant is very similar to Scindapsus pictus var. 'Argyreus' but where Argyreus has more defined spots and edge markings, this plant has a wider area of silver splashing across the leaf that is less defined. Holding it under a light, the silver on some leaves appear to shimmer and take on a satin look. Scindapsus pictus is a slower growing vine that is a member of the Araceae family and native to Thailand and the Philippines. Not as common of a houseplant as Pothos, but it does well in normal household environments but will appreciate higher humidity. This species features rounded-heart-shaped leaves that curve to one side at the tip. In time, it can easily grow to lengths of several feet long. For best color, keep in bright, indirect light but it will also do well in shady areas.

*Limit 2 Per Customer*

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Pothos 'Green Queen'
Pothos 'Green Queen'
Pothos 'Green Queen' - House Plant Shop

Pothos 'Green Queen'

$19.99
  • Botanical Name: Epipremnum Aureum
  • Common Names: Devil's Ivy
  • Description: This Air purifying plant is arguably one of the easiest plants to grow indoors. The pothos grows in a vine like fashion making it a great plant to have in a hanging display to fill up any empty space on a shelf or desktop.
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