How to Get the Most Growth Out of Your Pothos

How to Get the Most Growth Out of Your Pothos

Pothos plants (more commonly known as Devil's Ivy) are one of the best choices for new plant parents! These gorgeous vines can either be left to grow down or guided to grow up hooks or trellises. In its native habitat, a pothos plant climbs tree trunks by aerial rootlets or tumbles along the ground, reaching up to forty inches or more in length! This makes Pothos plants great for hanging baskets. Check out our care tips on how to keep your new baby thriving below!

 


Golden Pothos

Epipremnum Golden Pothos

These fast-growing vines are great for brightening up low-light areas. Golden Pothos are very forgiving plants, making them great for anyone new to taking care of them! Originating from the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific, these gorgeous plants are unfortunately toxic to animals so best kept out of reach from curious pets. Here are some tips on keeping your Golden Pothos as happy as possible.

Light: 'Golden Pothos' prefer medium light, well-lit but sunless. However, it will tolerate low light for long periods. 

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

Humidity: It does best in medium relative humidity (mist leaves regularly) and moist soil.  

Water: Water every 1-2 weeks, allowing the soil to dry out between waterings. Expect to water more often in brighter light and less often in lower light. 

Soil: Free draining organic: mix of perlite, potting mix & compost.

Feed: Every month during the growing season (Spring-Autumn).

Tips: Wipe down leaves every so often to remove any collected dust. No serious pest/disease problems.

Toxic to cats and dogs


Marble Queen

Epipremnum Marble Queen Pothos

Bow down to the QUEEN! It's hard not to fall in love with the beautiful Marble Queen Pothos at first sight with the plant's amazing white and green variegation. Marble Queen Pothos are also toxic to pets so best to keep them out of reach. This fast-growing vine is a great addition to any indoor jungle collection and is very forgiving if you are one to forget watering. Here are some tips on keeping the Marble Queen Pothos as happy as possible.

Light: Medium to low light

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

Humidity: It does best in medium relative humidity (mist leaves regularly) and moist soil.  

Water: Water every 1-2 weeks, allowing the soil to dry out between waterings. Expect to water more often in brighter light and less often in lower light. 

Soil: Free draining organic: mix of perlite, potting mix & compost.

Feed: Every month during the growing season (Spring-Autumn).

Tips: Wipe down leaves every so often to remove any collected dust.  No severe pest/disease problems for these guys!

Toxic to cats and dogs 


Satin Pothos

Satin Pothos

If you don't have golden tones in your home but love the Golden Pothos, why not try a Satin Pothos? Although the winner usually gets the gold, this gorgeous silver plant is a winner in our eyes! Like the rest of its beautiful family, the Satin Pothos is fast-growing and is super easy to care for. Unfortunately, like the rest of its family, the Satin Pothos is toxic to pets but it looks great when styled on a high shelf to trail down. Here are some tips on keeping your Satin Pothos as happy as possible. 

Light: prefers medium light, well-lit but sunless. However, it will tolerate low light for long periods. 

Temp: Average home temperature of 20-25°C. If you’re comfortable, the Pothos is comfortable. 

Humidity: It does best in medium relative humidity (mist leaves regularly) and moist soil.  

Water: Water every 1-2 weeks, allowing the soil to dry out between waterings. Expect to water more often in brighter light and less often in lower light. Leaves will curl if it is lacking water.

Soil: Free draining organic: mix of perlite, potting mix & compost.

Feed: Every month during the growing season (Spring-Autumn).

Tips: Wipe down leaves every so often to remove any collected dust. No severe pest/disease problems.


N'Joy

Epipremnum N’Joy

If you love the snow queen but want a smaller leaf, check out how cute the N'JOY is! This beautiful Epipremnum can be a little harder to get your hands on but definitely worth the search. N'Joy's don't grow as fast as its siblings but are still very forgiving to neglectful plant parents. Their striking leaves are a beautiful addition to any plant lover's collection. Here are some tips on keeping your N'Joy as happy as possible.    

Light: Prefers bright indirect sunlight. Can tolerate low light levels 

Temp: Average home temperature of 20-25°c. If you’re comfortable, it's comfortable. 

Humidity: I love to be misted 

Water: Likes moist soil. Not too wet and not too dry

Soil: Free draining organic: mix of perlite, potting mix & compost.

Feed: Every month during the growing season (Spring-Autumn).

Tip: Pinch me to make me bushy 


We hope you love your new Pothos! If you have any further questions or concerns about your Pothos email us at info@plantcollective.co.nz

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