Learn how to care for the Golden Pothos!
The Golden Pothos, or the Epipremnum aureum, is native to Southeast Asia. It has the reputation of being one of the easiest houseplants to take care of. Its common name, Pothos, comes from the genus is was once classified under: Pothos aureus. The Golden Pothos is known for its heart-shaped green leaves with variegation in yellow. In the wild, it is known to overgrow forest floors and tree trunks due to its aerial root system. In good indoor conditions, you can expect the Golden Pothos to trail to 10 feet long. The Pothos is particularly fitting for indoor settings because it is able to filter gaseous toxins like formaldehyde from the air.
Thrives in bright, indirect light, but can tolerate medium to low indirect light. Not suited for intense, direct sun.
Best to always check soil moisture level before watering. In general, water every 1-2 weeks, allowing soil to dry out between waterings. Expect to water more often in brighter light and less often in lower light.
Don’t sweat it. Any humidity level will do.
Average home temperature of 65°F-75°F. If you’re comfortable, the Pothos is comfortable.
Best to use a potting mix that provides lots of drainage. Mix in ingredients such as perlite and/or lava rocks to increase soil aeration as need.
A young Pothos can be merely 6” tall, but this plant is fast growing. Without trimming, it can eventually trail 10’ long.
SYMPTOM: Wilting plant, dry potting mix
CAUSE: Thirsty plant, underwatered
SYMPTOM: Yellowing leaves, black stems
Poisonous but non-lethal sap causes skin irritation and burning of the mouth if ingested. Best practice is always to keep houseplants out of reach of small children and pets.
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