Posted by Hannah Brand on Jan 25th 2021

January 29th, 2021


Hey plant friends!

This week we are going to be talking about Epipremnum [Epi-prem-num] aka the ever so classic Pothos. Belonging to the Araceae family, these plants are native to the tropical forests from China, the Himalayas, and Southeast Asia to Australia the western Pacific. These are my go-to plant for any new plant parent. They are easy to care for and can be extremely rewarding. A fun thing about Pothos is they are super easy to propagate so if you enjoy gifting cuttings or simply making new plants for your home this is a great one to start with.

When growing Pothos indoors they are going to want bright but indirect light in the summer if you decide to put them outside, they will want partial shade, so they do not burn. If you notice the leaves turning pale that is an indication of too much sun. You can pot these plants in a basic houseplant soil like the Espoma potting mix. Pothos do like to dry out in between watering but make sure to check them at least once a week maybe more often in the summer since they will be drying out faster. As always never let the plant sit in a damp soil or pool of water, this will lead to root rot.

A great tip for a Pothos that is maybe a bit sparce on the top is taking a cutting from the bottom of your trailing plant and popping it right into the soil on top. This helps to achieve a fuller look. These are great plants for a tall bookshelf or even in your kitchen trailing down. There are many different colors and types of Pothos to choose from.

We currently carry Pothos at the greenhouse in 4” 6” ---- pots. If you have any further questions feel free to reach out to us by phone, Instagram, or email us at hello@tonkadale.com.

Happy planting!