The botanical name of pothos plant is Epipremnum aureum. The pothos plant can be grown in USDA Hardiness zones 10 to 12. The plant care is easy and can be planted in the spring or fall. Is pothos plant good for indoor? Continue reading to learn how to care for pothos plant indoor.


How Do you Take Care of An Indoor Pothos Plant?

Actually the Pothos plant is an easy care houseplant. The Pothos plant is native to the French Polynesia as a tropical vine, the plant also grows in tropical and subtropical forests around the world.

The Pothos plant is one of the most popular houseplants in the United States, thanks in part to the fact that caring for a pothos plant is a piece of cake.

Basic pothos plant care is very easy. The Pothos plant enjoys a wide range of environments. The plant does well in bright, indirect light as well as low light, and can be grown in dry soil or in vases of water. The Pothos plant will thrive in nutrient rich soil, but do almost as well in nutrient poor soil.     


Water requirement: Pothos plant requires water and they grows best during spring and summer when the soil is kept consistently moist. Take the drainage requirement to heart though, since a pothos sitting in soggy soil is not a happy plant.

Light Requirement: The pothos plants can actually make a great addition to your bathroom or office because the plant can tolerate low light. Do pothos leaves need sunlight? While pothos plant likes a wide variety of light conditions, the plant do not do well in direct sunlight.

Soil Requirement: A lot of plants are picky about soil, but pothos plant is not one of them. Pothos plants really grow perfectly well in ordinary soil as long as it drains well. That means that loamy or sandy soil will work perfectly, while clay will not. If the soil is constantly saturated, the pothos plant will die.

Pothos plant can be grown in water or in dry soil, which makes it a very popular houseplant. Also cuttings can be taken from a mother plant, rooted in water, and kept growing in water indefinitely. This is convenient for placing a pothos plant in hard to reach areas in a jug of water where it can remain untouched as long as water remains in the jug.

On the opposite end, pothos plant can also be started in soil and will tolerate moderate periods of dry soil with little effect to the plant. Oddly enough, cuttings started in one growing medium have a hard time switching to the other. So, a pothos plant started in soil has a hard time thriving if moved to water, and a pothos cutting started in water will not do very well in soil, most especially if it has spent a long period of time growing in water. 

Fertilizer requirement: A lot of experts suggest fertilizing a pothos plant every other month during the growing season, some every 3 months year round. This will help the plant grow more quickly. But pothos plants are naturally fast growers, and the plant will do perfectly well and live a long time without any fertilizer at all.

Pests and diseases control: Pothos plants are virtually pest free. You may find the occasional mealybug or a few scales, but this is the exception and not the rule. Overwatering or planting in clay soil will result in root rot, while direct afternoon sun will burn the lovely plant leaves.


Word of advice: Do not eat a pothos plant. Don’t even nibble! All parts of pothos plant from leaves to roots are poisonous to humans, cats, dogs and livestock.


Repotting pothos plants: Some plants can actually outgrow their containers over time, so it is no surprise that you may need to repot as part of your care of pothos plants. A lot of experts recommend annual repotting.

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