𝘗𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘦 𝘕𝘰𝘵𝘦: 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘱𝘰𝘴𝘵 𝘮𝘢𝘺 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘢𝘪𝘯 𝘢𝘧𝘧𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘬𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘐 𝘮𝘢𝘺 𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘯 𝘢 𝘴𝘮𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘪𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘤𝘭𝘪𝘤𝘬 𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘬𝘴 𝘢𝘵 𝘯𝘰 𝘢𝘥𝘥𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘭 𝘤𝘰𝘴𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘺𝘰𝘶. 𝘈𝘴 𝘢𝘯 𝘈𝘮𝘢𝘻𝘰𝘯 𝘈𝘧𝘧𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘐 𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘯 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘲𝘶𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘺𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘱𝘶𝘳𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘴𝘦𝘴.
Today we're putting the Plant Spotlight on Marble Queen Pothos!
All the care facts we share this week also apply to most Pothos plants in general!! Pothos are one of the easiest care plants AND grow at a rate that make any plant parent feel like an ALL STAR!
The Pothos plant is scientifically named Epipremnum Aureum, which is is a species in the arum family Araceae, which is a type of aroid! Pothos are a popular houseplant in tropical and sub-tropical forests worldwide, including northern South Africa, Australia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, the Pacific Islands and the West Indies. Pothos are very often misnamed as things such as Philodendron, Scindapsus, most commonly Devil's Ivy, and even is sometimes named "beautiful home decor" at big box stores. IYKYK Pothos are often also referred to as “money plant” by people living in different areas of the world, due to believing that having one potted Pothos brings good luck, money or attracts positive energy inside one’s home or office! For us, we'll keep it simple and stick with calling them Pothos
Now let's get down to the nitty gritty...Pothos care!!
First, let's talk LIGHTING!
𝐌𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐮𝐦 𝐭𝐨 𝐁𝐫𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐈𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐭 𝐋𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 will allow your Pothos to thrive! However, be sure not to expose your Pothos to direct sunlight, as this will burn it's leaves! a good indication that your Pothos is getting too much light, is the appearance of faded and slightly yellow leaves! Your Pothos can also handle low light conditions very well!
We love Pothos for their ability to go almost anywhere in the home and still thrive!
Next, let's chat WATERING and SOIL!
𝐊𝐞𝐞𝐩 𝐒𝐨𝐢𝐥 𝐒𝐥𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐥𝐲 𝐃𝐚𝐦𝐩. Water when the top half of your Pothos soil is dry. Expect to water more often in brighter light and less often in lower light. Our Not So BASIC BIRCH General Potting soil or our Tropic Like It's Hot Aroid Potting Soil would both be a great fit for your Pothos plant!
Lastly, let's talk a few extra tips on caring for your Pothos!
𝐊𝐞𝐞𝐩 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐏𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐬 𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐦, between 65 and 85 degrees. Avoid temperatures below 55 degrees.
𝐅𝐞𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐳𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐏𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐬 1x per month in the Spring and Summer. Be sure to use half of your fertilizers recommended dosage to avoid burning the roots from over fertilization! We personally love LiquiDirt!
𝐀𝐯𝐨𝐢𝐝 𝐝𝐫𝐚𝐟𝐭𝐬 by not placing ANY plants near AC or heating vents, as plants do not like drafts.
𝐀𝐝𝐝 𝐚 𝐦𝐨𝐬𝐬 𝐩𝐨𝐥𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐏𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐬 𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐭! A moss pole replicates the natural environments of your plants in the wild. Moss poles support the growth of your plants, train their growth habit, and provide extra micronutrients to your plants through their aerial roots as they attach to the pole. For Aroid plants, such as Pothos, contact between aerial roots and the moss pole can trigger the development of larger, more mature leaves! If you notice your vining plants are getting leggy and the leaves are getting smaller, add a moss pole to encourage larger leaf growth!
𝐊𝐞𝐞𝐩 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐯𝐞𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐏𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐬 𝐜𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐧 by spraying down the leaves in the shower or outside with the hose periodically to keep photosynthesis strong! To help treat and PREVENT pests, we suggest using our GingerSprout Bug Off & Shine On Plant Spray or our GingerSprout Plant Wipes when cleaning the leaves of your Pothos!
What's your favorite type of Pothos?!