The pothos is one of the most popular house plants for good reason. Firstly, they’re pretty hard to kill. If you’re a brand new house plant parent looking to grow your green thumb with an easy-to-care-for option, a pothos plant is for you. These resilient plants are as attractive as they are tough. And with their vibrant, vine-like limbs, they’ll spruce up any space nicely. Pothos plant care is simple, and today, we’re going over what you should know. Ready? Let’s go.
Growing Your Pothos
Pothos plants grow best in bright, indirect light. However, they can tolerate lower-lit areas. If your pothos plant’s leaves start looking pale, take it as a sign that it’s getting too much light.
Because pothos plants grow like vines, be sure you provide yours with enough room to let the legs grow (they can get up to 10 feet in length!). It’s common to see pothos plants hung in baskets for this reason.
Choose a pot that allows for good drainage, and plant your pothos in potting soil for best results.
When it comes to watering, pothos plants aren’t too fussy. It’s important to wait until your plant’s soil is dried out before watering. Overwatering will lead to root rot. Your best bet is to simply let your plant tell you when it needs a drink. Pothos plants will begin to droop when they’re thirsty, so you’ll always know when it’s time.
More Pothos Plant Care Tips:
- Pothos prefer high-humidity environments but will do all right in drier environments if necessary. Give yours a weekly water spritz for additional humidity.
- Pothos don’t need much fertilizer. If you want, give your plant a balanced house plant fertilizer once every month or two.
- Propagating your pothos is super simple: Just cut some stems and root them in water, then transfer it to potting soil once it’s rooted.
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