Golden Pothos

Golden Pothos
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.

General Care
Sunlight

Thrives in medium to low indirect light. Not suited for intense, direct sun.

Water

Water weekly and adjust frequency depending on light levels provided. Allow first inch of potting mix to dry out before watering. Tolerates being dry better than being soaked.

Humidity

Don’t sweat it. Any humidity level will do.

Temperature

Average home temperature of 65°F-75°F. If you’re comfortable, the Pothos is comfortable.

Size

A young Pothos can be merely 6” tall, but this plant is fast growing. Without trimming, it can eventually trail 10’ long.

Common Problems

Most common problem is overwatering.

SYMPTOM: Leaves turn yellow and drop

CAUSE: Overwatered

SYMPTOM: Wilting while potting mix is dry

CAUSE: Underwatered

SYMPTOM: Soft or black stems

CAUSE: Rot or root disease

Precautions

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.

Questions? Email help@thesill

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