Caring For Your Pothos


Whether you're just starting your collection of house plants, or consider yourself a #crazyplantlady, the pothos will always be amongst your collection. This lovely plant is an easy way to add some green to your space without agonizing over it's needs. They adapt to all sorts of environments, making your home, office or bathroom the perfect place for it to call home. They do well in bright indirect light as well as low light and can be grown in dry soil or in vases of water. Doesn't get much more forgiving than these guys


Pothos plants make a great addition to you bathroom or office because they can tolerate low light. While pothos likes a wide variety of light conditions, they do not do well in direct sunlight. If your pothos is highly variegated — particularly variegated with white — they may either not grow as well in low light or may lose their variegation if the light is too low. Only the green parts of the leaves can make energy for the plant, so it must be able to get enough light for energy or its growth will slow or the leaves will compensate for the lack of light by becoming more green.


They will thrive in nutrient rich soil, but do almost as well in nutrient poor soil or none at all! Place your pothos straight in a container with water with the right light and it'll be as happy as can be. If you do decide to plant them in soil, any potting mix is fine. Be aware that a plant that’s gotten used to being in just water may not do too well if transferred to soil.


When it comes to watering, pothos do best when their soil is allowed to dry out between waterings. As with any plant, watch leaves for signs of the plant’s well-being: if the leaves are glossy, green, and perky, the plant is happy; if they’re wilting or turning brown, you’re not watering enough. Yellow leaves are a sign of over-watering and root-rot. Don’t let soil sit constantly wet.