Pothos Plants

Watering My New Golden Pothos


Anonymous added on August 6, 2011 | Answered

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.


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Nikki
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Answered on August 7, 2011

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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