Caring for your Pothos


Water your Pothos plant when it is almost dried out, or you see the leaves start to look "thirsty". Once a week is usually ideal for indoor Pothos plants. Water your Pothos plant until water flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot, ensuring thorough saturation. After watering, discard any excess water that has accumulated in the saucer to prevent waterlogging and root rot.


Your Pothos plant thrives in bright indirect light. It can tolerate lower light, but expect slower growth and potential fading of its colors. Avoid exposing it to direct, hot sunlight as this can lead to leaf scorching.


Pothos plants prefer well-draining soil that retains some moisture but does not become waterlogged. A typical potting mix formulated for indoor plants works well. You can also add perlite or sand to enhance drainage. It's essential to ensure the soil is not too compacted, as this can lead to waterlogging, which may cause root rot.

Temperature & Humidity

Pothos plants prefer temperatures ranging from 65 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit.

They are adaptable to various humidity levels but generally thrive in moderate to high humidity environments. Ideally, aim for a humidity level of around 50% or higher for optimal growth. However, they can tolerate lower humidity levels as well. Using a humidifier or placing a tray of water near the plant can help increase humidity levels if necessary.


You can use a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted to half strength. Apply the fertilizer once a month during the growing season, which typically spans from spring to early fall. Refrain from fertilizing during the winter months when the plant's growth naturally slows down. Always make sure to water the plant thoroughly before fertilizing, and avoid applying fertilizer to dry soil to prevent root burn.


Pothos is considered toxic to humans and pets if ingested.