Pothos Care Guide

Pothos Care Guide

Pothos Care Guide

Pothos is one of the easier plants to grow and will thrive in almost any indoor environment. Pothos come in an array of colors and foliage patterns that appeal to a wide range of preferences. Although nearly foolproof we still decided to put this guide together to ensure your pothos is set up for success for years to come! 

Pothos is forgiving of neglect, virtually pest- and disease-free, and is a great low-light plant, perfect for darker rooms and offices.

The long stems trail or climb by aerial roots that adhere to surfaces, making this a versatile choice for hanging baskets, plant stands, and bookshelves. Best of all, pothos is one of the top houseplants for improving indoor air quality, making home and office environments cleaner


Allow the top inch of soil to dry out between waterings; overwatering can cause root rot.


Bright indirect light is ideal, but plants are tolerant of low light and fluorescent lighting. Avoid direct sunlight, which can burn or discolor foliage.


Grow in a high-quality, well-draining potting mix. Pothos prefers a slightly acidic pH of 6.1 to 6.5, but is tolerant of values slightly above or below.



Pothos is toxic to humans and pets


Common Problems

Symptom: Brown or yellow leaves

Cause: Underwatering

Fix: Water your plant and be sure to keep an eye out for when the soil is dry.

Symptom: Loss of foliage color

Cause: Not enough light

Fix: Place closer to a window or consider adding a grow light to supplement natural light. 


Symptom: Blackened leaves or stems

Cause: Might be a sign that your plant has been overwatered and possibly has root rot.

Fix: Cut off the affected areas and consider re-potting in dry dirt. Some plants may not recover from root rot.


Symptom: Plant pest 

Cause: Houseplant pests like mealybugs, fungus gnats, and scale

Fix:  Treat them as soon as they appear with weekly sprays of a natural pesticide like neem oil and regular wipe-downs of the plant.


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Jean u.

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