information: All of the family members of the Scindapsus or Pothos family
are amongst the easiest houseplants to grow. Anybody can keep one
alive and thriving, even those with a black thumb!
four main varieties of this very popular houseplant that is readily
available; Pothos Gold,
Pothos Marble Queen, Jade Pothos and the newer chartreuse green Neon Pothos. They
are all equally easy to care for.
When you first bring home a new
Golden Pothos plant that was purchased from the local garden
center, the plant will have an over abundance of leaves due to the
excellent lighting conditions of the greenhouse. In the home or
office environment lighting is not as good, so the Golden Pothos
will naturally shed leaves during the acclimation process. Don't
be to alarmed if your new Golden Pothos plant sheds 20 or 30
leaves during its first month at its new home.
Golden Pothos can be kept
virtually anywhere in the home or office. If there is enough light to read by, you can
grow a Golden Pothos in that location. About the only place a
Golden Pothos won't thrive is full hot sun and total darkness.
Check the soil of a new Golden
Pothos every few days for watering until you become familiar with
the plants needs. When the surface soil has dried about 1/2"
down it's time to water. Usually once a week. Water thoroughly all
the way around the plant until water runs from the drainage holes.
Excess water should be removed to help prevent root rot. Golden
Pothos is not finicky about water quality, so regular tap water
will be just fine.
Propagating Pothos is really
easy. When the vines become
unmanageable, trim them back to any where you like. The vines can be
easily rooted in water or vermiculite. Once rooted, pot several vines
together in any high quality houseplant potting soil available from our sponsor.
Fertilize Golden Pothos once a
month when actively growing with Peter's House Plants Special. If
inactive feed quarterly.
Golden Pothos is available from small starter
plants in 3" pots to large hanging baskets. They are also grown on wood or
foam totem poles in varying heights and several container sizes.