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Discover the Beauty and Ease of Pothos Plants

Growing Pothos

Pothos plants (Epipremnum Pinnatum Aureum), commonly occurring as natural garden plants in the tropics, are easy to grow and only need a little attention as houseplants. The ease of care is one reason this plant is one of the most popular houseplants in the world. This low-maintenance plant is a great place to start when building up a collection of houseplants.

Indoor climber

The long stems of the Pothos use aerial roots to adhere to surfaces and climb. Pothos do well in a range of light and temperature but they do not like direct sun behind glass.

Natural Filter

Pothos plants are also great indoor plants as they improve air quality, making the indoor environment cleaner. In our area of North Carolina, seasonal pollen allergies can be a problem for some people and this is one way to protect against reactions before they happen. 

Caring for Pothos Plants

  • Keep in a warm location; room temp is fine. Colder temperatures will affect the growth of the plant.
  • Place in bright yet indirect light if possible; if the light is too low, the leaves begin to yellow, and the plant can lose leaves.
  • Pothos should only get water when the soil feels dry. If the Pothos plant gets too much water, the leaves can start to yellow.
  • Pothos can handle diluted houseplant nutrient solutions (fertilizer) once a month in the spring and summer.
  • Vines can be cut to encourage bushier growth.
  • The leaves of the Pothos may need gentle dusting, as most things around the house do.
  • Remove rotted and dead stems to prevent unwanted pests and disease.

Pothos Plant, by another name

'Money Plant', 'Devil's Ivy'

'Money Plant'

Pothos plant gets it’s ‘Money Plant’ Nickname from the way that it thrives and grows rapidly, so anyone growing it will always have ‘Money’.

'Devil's Ivy'

This nickname for the Pothos plant comes from its ability to survive anything as it is robust and hardy to many challenges. This plant is also mildly toxic, so please grow with caution around pets and small children. 

Golden Pathos:

The Golden Pathos variety features heart-shaped green foliage splashed with a nice golden color. 

'N'joy' Pathos:

N’Joy Pathos is a bright green and creamy white variety that does well in low light. This variety  has smaller leaves in comparison to the golden variety.

Quote from the Garden

“To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves.”

– Mahatma Gandhi

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