How To Make Your Plants Happy: Golden Pothos Care Guide
This plant prefers medium to bright, indirect light but can survive in low light conditions as well (it may just grow slower). The more light this plant gets, the more yellow variegation you will see on the leaves. Avoid direct sunlight as this may burn the leaves.
Does not need a lot of water to survive, wait until the soil is dry and water about once a week in warmer months and every 10-14 days in cooler months. If the leaves look droopy, that indicates your plant may be thirsty. Do not soak the plant completely but keep the top soil moist.
Ideal temperature is about 60°F -80°F. This plant is able to survive in lower temperatures for short periods of time but prefers standard household temperatures. A humid environment is preferable for the pothos plant but it can also endure lower humidity. If the leaves are brown, this indicates that the air is too dry and you may want to mist the leaves a bit or move nearby other plants in your home.
This vining plant can grow up to 40'! Give it a balanced fertilizer one a month but avoid any during the winter. If your plant stops growing, you may want to reduce the amount of fertilizer and only provide plant food twice a year.
Repot the plant to a larger pot when the roots have filled up the current pot size. This plant prefers to be somewhat root bound, so choose a new planter that is about one or two sizes larger and filled with fresh, well-draining potting soil.
The pothos can be easily propagated! Cut the stem under one of the nodes and root it in water. Move the rooting cutting into potting soil when the roots are around 2" big so they can start to get nutrients.
All parts of the plant are mildly toxic to pets and humans so please keep out of reach of cats, dogs, and children. May cause oral irritations or difficulty swallowing if ingested.
About the Golden Pothos