Pathos Plant Care Guide

The Pothos Plant, also known as Epipremmum aureum, is a popular plant known for its heart-shaped leaves. For those looking for a low-maintenance houseplant that can add some greenery to their indoor space, pothos’ many varieties make it the perfect choice. At Plumeria, we carry Golden, Silver Satin, Pearls and Jade, and Marble Queen Pothos.

4 tips on Pothos Care (Especially #1)

Adding a green plant like a Pothos will brighten up any space but keeping them healthy and strong requires attention to their specific needs. Follow these four tips and you’ll be well on your way!

Nothing Soggy

Your Pothos will prefer to be kept consistently moist but not waterlogged or soggy. It's important to allow the top inch of soil to dry out before watering again, as overwatering can lead to root rot. In general, Pothos requires less frequent watering in the winter months when their growth slows down. To ensure proper drainage, make sure your plant is in a well-draining pot and never let it sit in standing water.

Gotta Wear Shades

Every type of Pothos is a low to medium light plant that prefers bright, but indirect sunlight. In fact, direct sunlight can scorch its leaves and cause discoloration. If you find that has happened, simply move the plant and it should recover. If natural light is limited, provide filtered light and your plant will be happy.

Humidity and Temperature

Humid environments are best for the Pothos Plant as they are sensitive to dry air. To increase the humidity around the plant, mist the leaves regularly, place it on a tray of pebbles and water, or place a humidifier near your plant. Also, keep the temperature between 60-85°F as they can be sensitive to sudden temperature changes.

Making More

A Pothos can be propagated through stem cuttings. To do this, take a cutting from the plant's stem and place it in well-draining soil. Keep the soil moist and provide bright, indirect light until the cutting has established roots. Then pick your favorite pot and plant it!

Did you Know?

One of the primary reasons Pothos is popular is because it’s an easygoing plant that can tolerate lower light than many other plants. But they are also rated one of the best houseplants for removing all indoor air toxins. Take care though, the plant’s leaves are toxic to pets and humans if ingested, so keep it out of reach of children and pets.

Where to purchase Pathos Plants?

At Plumeria, we want to help you elevate your indoor gardening game with our exceptional selection of plants- including our many varieties of Pothos. Our knowledgeable staff is always available to help you pick out the perfect addition to your home. Hope to see you soon!