I LOVE POTHOS

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Nothing like having a love affair with a potted plant.

In my defense, I love houseplants but live in an apartment with low light.

Since moving here, I have had my fair share of houseplant loss in the last 3 1/2 years, but I soldier on. 

Last week I finally had to give up on a monstera.

pothos houseplant

Although I have other houseplants that have managed to cling to life, my pothos plants have managed to thrive for the most part.

I did have one pothos of my mom's, which was about ten years old that finally started to die.

In order to try and save it, I took some cuttings and rooted them in water.

After several months they have been repotted in my pretty pots and I now have two new healthy plants.

pothos houseplant

The scientific name for pothos is Epipremnum aureum.

Whenever I try to say that I feel like I am casting a Harry Potter spell so I will just stick to pothos.

I found some tips on caring for pothos here.

The pothos plant can live in low to high light conditions, although direct sunlight tends to burn the leaves. 

When it comes to watering my pothos plants I have found that they do best when watered once a week. 

pothos houseplant

Fertilizing is also important for the pothos.

I find the amount of liquid fertilizer that is recommended on the container may be a bit too strong so I dilute it a little more. 

My plants get fertilized once every two weeks.

pothos on a shelf

What I love most about the pothos is that with a little bit of love my apartment can be full of wonderful green plant life year-round. 

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Comments

  1. Laura you are the house plant whisper for sure. Glad you could get new babies from the plant your mom had. Happy New Week. xoxo Kris

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  2. I love the Pothos too! I've had them before, and they were one of the very few that survived my not so green thumb! I haven't had one for years.. my cats would dig in the dirt and eat them! I always liked how they trailed and were like a pretty vine. Yours are so pretty.. and glad you were able to save some from your mom's plant! Marilyn

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  3. When I first saw the title of your post, I read it as "I Love Photos"! It's great that you were able to save your mom's plant with some cuttings. They look beautiful and healthy!

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