Pothos Care Guide
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
LightBright indirect light is ideal, but plants are tolerant of low light and fluorescent lighting. Avoid direct sunlight, which can burn or discolor foliage.
SoilGrow 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
Symptom: Brown or yellow leaves
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.