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?
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.
I have a couple of indoor pothos plants, but they are not growing. They look healthy, but no new growth.
Pothos prefers indirect sunlight and warmth, a minimum of 65 degrees. It also thrives in high humidity but do not over 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??
Thank you very much
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.
Can pothos ivy be put outside for the summer months? We live in the Dallas, TX area.
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.
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.
My pothos is getting yellow leaves. Does this mean too much or too little water?
This is commonly caused by over watering. When you go to water, feel the top inch or so 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. If you feel that you have not been over watering your plant and would like additional reasons as to why it may be turning yellow, this article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/plant-leaves-turn-yellow.htm
When pothos get yellow leaves, it's almost always because the plant is too dry. When they are too wet, you see browning first on the leaf stems, then on the tips of the leaves, then the brown starts to extend down the sides of the leaves. If the overwatering goes on for a long time, you will also see the new leaves start to get smaller. Investigate the moisture content of the soil by testing it at least 1/2 way down the pot. You can find some tips on checking soil moisture at my YouTube channel http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBBh0RPPqu0&feature=plcp
I have an Pothos vine plant the vine its self is turning yellow but the leaves are fine what do i do
I have seen this happen many times. Usually it is a sign that there is root degeneration, could be caused by being too wet (in which case the leaves and stems are not getting enough water because the roots aren't functioning), or being too dry (in which case again the leaves and stems aren't getting enough water. Test the soil. Easiest thing to do is stick a kebob-skewer into the soil all the way to bottom of pot, Run the skewer between your fingers, you will be able to feel if its wet or dry. If dry, water more, or more often. Whenever you water, water enough that water runs out the drainage holes. If wet, water less, or less often. Soil should feel almost dry all the way to the bottom of the pot before you water again.
Why do I have brown spots on my pothos?
I have been an interior landscaper for 30 years, and in that time I've taken care of tens of thousands of pothos. If you have brown tips on the ends of the pothos leaves, most of the time it is indicating overwatering. Brown spots on the interior of the leaves is usually sign of a fungal or bacterial disease, and these are most often linked to overwatering also.
Before watering the pothos, you need to check the soil moisture near the bottom of the pot, not just on the surface of the soil, because the roots are mostly in the lower 3/4 of the pot. Stick a probe of some sort - a bamboo kebob skewer works well - into the soil, as if you were testing a cake. When you pull it up, you should feel the barest hint of dampness, and there might be only a few crumbs of soil sticking. Then you can water the plant.
Don't worry about misting and pebble trays - pothos grow luxuriantly in commercial situations where there is not such fuss. They are quiten content in the same environment as us.
Check out this article: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/pothos/poor-pothos-leaf-growth.htm