Epipremnum 100cm (Pothos)
A perennial evergreen houseplant desired for it's glossy, green or variegated leaves on cascading stems. This feature makes it well-suited for hanging baskets. It is able to survive for long periods in low light.
Height: To 8 ft (2.4 m) or longer
Light: Bright indirect light is ideal, but plants are tolerant of low light and fluorescent lighting. Avoid direct sunlight, which can burn or discolor foliage.
Water: Allow the top inch of soil to dry out between waterings; overwatering can cause root rot. Discard excess water from the saucer underneath the pot so that plants are not sitting in water.
Humidity: Average room (around 40% relative humidity) or higher. Brown leaf tips are caused by dry air. Discover easy ways to raise the humidity for your house plants.
Temperature: Plants should be kept at temperatures above 50 degrees F, with ideal temperature range between 60-80 degrees F. Pothos prefers high humidity similar to its native habitat, but is tolerant of average or dry air. Plants will benefit from supplemental air moisture such as misting or a room humidifier during winter when indoor air is drier.
Soil: Grow in a high quality, well-draining potting soil. Pothos prefers a slightly acidic pH of 6.1 to 6.5, but is tolerant of values slightly above or below.
Fertilizer: Pothos are light feeders. Apply a balanced liquid houseplant fertilizer every 1-3 months to keep plants looking healthy.
Propagation: Pothos is easily propagated through stem cuttings. Cut stems 6 inches long just below a leaf node and place in water. Roots will develop over a month or two. Change water every 2-3 weeks. Plant well-rooted cuttings in fresh potting soil. Grow multiple stems in the same pot for the lushest growth. Plants can also be propagated through divisions. Gently cut the root ball into sections and repot in fresh soil, leaving 1-2 inches of space around the root ball.