Plants with Sam: Golden Pothos

Hi, Sam here with our latest issue of Plants with Sam, a blog about plants and how to take care of them. I am writing this series to go hand in hand with CrossRealms’ Let’s Grow initiative. My first post with more details can be found here.

Today I would like to talk about the Golden Pothos. The Golden Pothos is known by many other names, including Devil’s Ivy, because it is impossible to kill. These houseplants are very fast growing so they can be extremely rewarding for beginners.

Golden Pothos are trailing plants so many people put them in hanging baskets, letting them drop towards the ground. You could allow it to climb on a trellis or a stand as well.

Golden Pothos are perfect friendship plants. They are extremely easy to propagate so many people will take cuttings and give them to their loved ones. Just cut it with scissors right below a node, and stick it in water for a while. It takes almost no time for your plant to start growing new roots! Once it has plenty of roots, it will be able to be transplanted into soil. You can also choose to leave it in water for as long as you want, they will thrive pretty much anywhere.

Here are a few tips on how to keep your Golden Pothos plant healthy:

Light

They do well in bright, indirect light, and can handle low light as well. If your pothos is variegated with white, it might not grow as well in low light, or it could start to lose its variegation after a while and become mostly green.

Water

Any well draining houseplant soil will work fine for a Golden Pothos, or no soil at all if you choose to plant in water.

Temperature

Golden Pothos will be happiest in temperatures between 60-85 degrees Fahrenheit. It can survive occasional chills down to 50 degrees, but it will die if it gets any colder than that.

Fertilizer

Golden Pothos will prosper if they are given a balanced houseplant fertilizer once a month with their watering.

Humidity

Golden Pothos prefer the average household humidity during summer. Think of adding some misting or a humidifier in the winter if your house gets really dry.

If you follow these plant care tips, your Golden Pothos will be happy and healthy. Don't forget to stay tuned for more plant care tips!

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