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Questions About Pothos Plants

Asked by
Anonymous on
August 7, 2011

Q. Watering My New Golden Pothos

I think I just severely over watered my beautiful new golden pothos. I am a novice to plants and had no idea until water was spilling not only at least an inch high onto the saucer, but all over the floor. I could have sworn the soil was soaking in the water quickly, and I was waiting for it to puddle on top, which it never did. Is it too late to save it? And how do I avoid doing this next time? Again, I am a total novice to houseplants and greens in general, so please take that into consideration as to how you word your reply to me.

Answered by
Nikki on
August 7, 2011
Certified Expert
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Always allow plants to dry out some between waterings. You can usually check them by sticking your finger in the soil (about an inch). If it's dry, water. If it's still somewhat moist or wet, leave it alone. Here is an article or two that you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/signs-of-plants-affected-by-too-much-water.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/hpgen/how-to-water-a-plant.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
September 10, 2011

Q. Pothos Leaves

Why are my pothos leaves turning brown and drying out at the tips?

Answered by
Nikki on
September 10, 2011
Certified Expert
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This indicates a watering issue. Either the plant is not getting enough water or there is something affecting the roots that is preventing them from taking up water.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
September 12, 2011

Q. Fuzzy White on Leaves of Pothos

I have fuzzy/furry white patches on my pothos leaves. The plant has large leaves and has always looked very healthy until now. Might have needed water a few days ago (when I watered it today). There are several other houseplants in same room next to it.

Answered by
Nikki on
September 13, 2011
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Asked by
khandiye on
October 14, 2011

Q. How Often Should I Water My Pothos & Diffenbachia?

My husband and I recently bought these plants. We’ve been watering them about twice a week, but I’m noticing that some of the leaves are turning yellow. Are we overwatering?

Answered by
Heather on
October 15, 2011
Certified Expert
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Yes, you are likely overwatering. Rather than watering on a schedual, you should be checking on a schedual. Twice a week, check the top of the soil. If the top of the soil is dry to the touch, the plant needs to be watered. If the soil is still damp to the touch on top, then you don't need to water.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 28, 2012

Q. Pothos

I have a couple of indoor pothos plants, but they are not growing. They look healthy, but no new growth.

Answered by
Nikki on
April 28, 2012
Certified Expert
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Pothos prefers indirect sunlight and warmth, a minimum of 65 degrees. It also thrives in high humidity but do not over water.

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Asked by
nos4atu on
May 31, 2012

Q. Pothos grown in Water

Hello. . . Any help/suggestions would be appreciated. I have pothos that have been growing in water for the past 3 years.

My questions are:
1. Does it need a fertilizer? Any recommendations??

2. I see a couple of white stuff growing in one of the stems (under water). Should I be worried? They sort of look like small crystals? I think. And yet there are small roots growing beside it.

3. They are in a clear glass vase. I have read that it should be better if the container were dark??

Answered by
nos4atu on
June 4, 2012
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Thank you very much

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Answered by
theficuswrangler on
June 3, 2012
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I love pothos, don't you? They are so willing to do just about anything you want, and so forgiving. Fertilizer? I'm sure yours would love a small taste;use a good, water soluble, balanced fert'r, like a 6-6-6, mixed 1/4 strength, or a fish emulsion,1/4 strength. White things? Ooh, good one. Not likely to be bugs, under the water; if you can lift the plant out of the vase, try to pick the white thing off with some tweezers and examine it. Maybe its just a particle of styrofoam that blew in. Clear glass vase? Well, people say that clear glass promotes the growth of algae, but you - at least your pothos - have been getting along ok for 3 years, so I think leave well enough alone.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
June 23, 2012

Q. Pothos Ivy

Can pothos ivy be put outside for the summer months? We live in the Dallas, TX area.

Answered by
Nikki on
June 25, 2012
Certified Expert
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Yes, you can place pothos outdoors in summer; however, be sure to locate it where it will not be in the direct sun during the hottest part of the day. In other words, morning sun no afternoon sun, as this could quickly scorch the plant.

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Answered by
theficuswrangler on
June 25, 2012
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You can put pothos - sometimes known as devils ivy - outside, but only IN THE SHADE. Indoor plants are like indoor people - they have no defense against the sun, and will sunburn horribly within a couple of hours. Just make sure you water LOTS, because outdoors the plant will use 10 times more water than it did inside.

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