If you are looking for a quick-growing plant, look no further! The Pothos plant is native to French Polynesia and is also known as Devil’s Ivy. This vining plant grows very quickly at a max rate of 12 – 18 inches per month. A mature Pothos can reach 20 – 40 feet long and 3 – 6 inches in width.
Pothos plants have pointed, heart-shaped, green leaves that are often variegated. The variegated leaves are adorned with pale green, yellow, or white striations.
Pothos plants are extremely easy to propagate in water, making them the perfect plant to share with friends and family. Simply snip off a leaf with sterile scissors, making sure to include the node (or multiple nodes), and place it in a glass of water on a north or east-facing windowsill. Within a couple of weeks, your cutting will begin to grow new roots. Plant the cutting in soil once a healthy cluster of roots has formed.
Pothos grow best in medium to low indirect light. These plants can flourish in low light, or even artificially lit areas, making it the perfect plant choice for an office or dorm room.
If they are not getting ample amounts of light, variegated pothos may lose their leaf pattern and return to a solid green color. Relocating your pothos to a brighter location should restore its leaf variegation. If your pothos is getting too much light, its leaves may become pale-looking and develop brown edges.
Pothos prefer moderately moist soil and should be watered whenever the top layer of soil is dry. Be aware that it will need more water if it is exposed to brighter light and less water if it is exposed to less light.
Pothos prefer temperatures that range from 65 – 75 degrees fahrenheit. They should not be exposed to temperatures below 50 degrees Fahrenheit and should be placed away from air conditioners and cool drafts.
Pothos are forgiving when it comes to humidity and will likely do fine in your home’s natural climate. Plants placed in humid areas of the home (bathrooms and kitchens) might need less frequent watering than plants placed in bedrooms or living rooms.
Pothos plants are not picky about soil and will tolerate most standard potting mixes. Adding perlite or coarse sand will increase water drainage and help prevent root rot.
All parts of this plant are toxic to pets and humans if ingested.