There are brown spots on my pothos. Why? How do I fix it? Also, I have a Sansevieria with similar issues. Then there are my Dracaenas. As they grow taller, the outer leaves at the bottom are browning/dying. How do I help my green friends stay healthy and continue to grow?
Brown spots and edges in houseplants are typically caused by watering issues. I would first check if they are rootbound. That is most likely the cause. This article should help you: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/what-causes-brown-edges-on-leaves-of-plant.htm
What is wrong with my pothos?
It sounds like it is mealybugs. This article will help:
Will my pothos hanging basket survive outside with nighttime temperatures in the 30s (above freezing) and daytime highs in the 50s and 60s. . . soon to warm considerably. I live in Savannah where the summer temps are hot and very humid. The plants are on my front porch facing north, so the light they get is indirect but bright.
Pothos, also known as Devil's Ivy is originally from the Solomon Islands in the Pacific. It prefers indirect sunlight (the edges are easily burned and turn brown quickly if left in direct sun).
Keep your pothos warm; a minimum of 65 degrees. It also thrives in high humidity but do not over water.
Hope this helps~
My golden pothos plants are doing ok except that I notice more yellow leaves with dried brown edges forming. Am I over or under watering? I water them once every two weeks but have increased to once a week now that the warmer weather is here. The plants are not kept in direct sunlight but pretty much shady cool areas. What am I doing wrong?
Without knowing your exact conditions, it is hard to say whether you are under or over watering. I would recommend that rather than watering on a schedule, that you water by touch. When you go to water, fell the top of the soil. If it is dry, water the plant, if it is not, do not water the plant. This will ensure you are watering to the plant's needs.
I would like to know what indoor plants I can get that are very easy to grow. I have a nice Pothos at the moment, although I gather it needs to be moved out of direct sun (yellowing leaves). It did very well in the lower light of my old apt. Is there something foolproof that likes lots of direct sun that I can't kill? And how much water does it need? I let my Pothos (Susan) dry out pretty well before I water.
These articles should help with suggestions: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/hpgen/fun-plants-to-grow-as-houseplants.htm
I live in Sequim, WA and have 3 indoor variegated Pothos plants. All 3 are developing brown spots on all of the leaves. I recently moved up here from CA and had always had Pothos down in CA because they were so easy to take care of, taking abuse and would still live. But these that I have only had since I moved up here less than 6 months are really looking bad. I am trying to let them dry out in between watering. I know I should have it warmer in the house than 60-65 degrees, but I'm going through that time where heat just doesn't agree with me. Anything else I can do to save these poor things other than find a new home for them?
The brown spots are commonly caused by over watering. With the cooler temps, they just do not need as much water. In the circumstances, I would actually recommend waiting till you see some wilting before watering. Then soak the pot in the sink to rehydrate the rootball. Once the brown spots clear up, you can resume watering just when the soil feels dry.
I notice a Hawaiian pothos in the garbage where I worked. It looked healthy, but had these white spots on it. I can't tell what it is or how to take care of it. I would like to take it home with me. Can you please help?
The white spots are likely a fungus, but could be a pest. The fungus can be treated with a fungicide and pests can be treated with a pesticide. I personally like neem oil as it is both a fungicide and a pesticide, so it treats for both at the same time.