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The complete Cebu Blue Pothos care guide

Looking for your next houseplant? Let’s talk about Cebu Blue Pothos care – this plant is SO easy to care for and propagate!

We recently did a makeover on our fireplace and I wanted a drippy plant to hang off of one side of the mantle.

I wanted something deep green, with a bit of texture, and an interesting look to it.

After prowling my favorite plant store, I decided to pick up a Cebu Blue pothos.

I love the textured, velvety look of the leaves and the fact that I know I can keep a pothos plant super healthy and thriving!

Cebu Blue Pothos (Epipremnum pinnatum) is a popular variety of pothos with long, pointed leaves. The leaves have a silver tone to them and almost sparkle!

Other names for Cebu Blue include:

  • Dragon tail
  • Centipede Tongavine
  • Devil’s Ivy
  • Schindapsus Aureum
  • Blue Pothos

Pothos are super easy to care for and easy to propagate, making them a very popular beginner level houseplant.

Check out my golden pothos care guide!

cebu blue pothos care guide

How to care for Cebu Blue Pothos

Cebu blue care is very simple! Here are the essentials:

How much light does Cebu Blue pothos need?

Cebu Blue needs bright, indirect light. This means a sunny window.

Pothos can actually live in medium to lower light, but it will not grow and the leaves will be smaller and sadder. More light = more happier plant.

How often should I water my Cebu Blue pothos?

Water your plant when the top two inches of soil feel dry. I water my plant in the sink (in a nursery pot) with the shower setting on the faucet. Water it until water comes out the drainage holes, let drain in the sink, then return to its pot.

Be sure that your pot has drainage holes and that you are not letting water sit in the pot, which can cause root rot in most house plants.

Should I mist my cebu blue?

Pothos love humidity. You can mist them or place them on a pebble tray to increase humidity.

What is the best soil for Cebu Blue pothos?

Cebu Blue does fine with regular potting soil. This plant grows well also in well draining soil that contains perlite or vermiculite.

cebu blue pothos potted on a shelf

How often should I repot my Cebu Blue?

Cebu Blue is pretty standard for repotting. Move it into a pot 1-2 inches larger every 12 to 18 months. Put in new potting mix at that time to keep it happy! The best time to repot is in the beginning of growing season, spring!

Do Cebu Blue pothos like to be root bound?

Being slightly root bound is unlikely to kill your cebu blue, but it will grow much quicker and happier if it is in a bigger pot!

Does Cebu Blue pothos climb?

Yes! Cebu Blue LOVES to climb up a trellis or moss pole and will get big, happy leaves if you let it! They grow aerial roots and really flourish when climbing.

close up of cebu blue leaves

Phases of a Cebu Blue pothos

Cebu Blue plants have 2 phases: juvenile and adult.

Juvenile Cebu Blue plants

Juvenile Cebu Blue plants have blue-gray or silver leaves. They are elongated and 2-3 inches in length.

These plants are commonly grown hanging such as in hanging baskets.

Adult Cebu Blue plants

Adult Cebu blue plants leaves change. They get a zig zag shape almost like palm fronds. They are usually over 4 inches in length. These plants are climbers!

Is Baltic Blue pothos the same as Cebu Blue?

No – Baltic Blue and Cebu Blue pothos are different plants. They are both types of pothos, but they are different pothos varieties.

baltic blue pothos vs cebu blue pothos
baltic blue pothos (left) vs cebu blue pothos (right)

In general, baltic blue pothos has larger leaves that fenestrate much sooner and easier compared to cebu blue.

Cebu Blue pothos has more of a silver tint to its leaves and the leaves have more of a scaly or bumpy texture.

See my full comparison of Cebu Blue Pothos vs Baltic Blue Pothos

close up of cebu blue leaves

How to propagate Cebu Blue pothos

Cebu Blue pothos is super easy to propagate in water!

Simply cut the stem so you have a node, remove all lower leaves, and stick in water. Roots will form in 2-4 weeks, once they are 2 inches long, plant in soil!

See my guide on how to propagate pothos here!

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Common problems with Cebu Blue plants

Why does my cebu blue look wilted?

Wilted, limp leaves mean that your plant needs more water.

Why are my cebu blue leaves turning yellow?

Yellowing leaves indicate that your plant needs more water or more sunlight!

Read my complete guide to Cebu Blue yellowing leaves here!

yellow leaf on a cebu blue plant

Why are my cebu blue leaves turning brown?

Brown leaves usually mean too much sun – basically, a sun burn on your leaves!

Why is my cebu blue dropping leaves?

Dropping leaves means that your plant is stressed! It could need more light or more water – or less water!

close up of cebu blue leaves

Cebu Blue Pothos FAQs

What is so special about Cebu Blue pothos?

I love Cebu Blue for two reasons. One, it has beautiful, textured leaves with a bit of a shimmer. Two, it’s a pothos so it is super easy to care for, grow, and propagate!

Does Cebu Blue grow fast?

Yes, in the right conditions, cebu blue is a super fast growing, easy going plant! It’s a great confidence booster for beginner plant owners!

Is Cebu Blue pothos rare?

No – you can buy Cebu Blue at Lowes and Home Depot, which is my mark for plants NOT being rare (lol).

potted cebu blue plant

How long does it take for Cebu blue to root?

Cebu blue cutting placed in water (or soil) should develop roots in 2-4 weeks!

Does Cebu Blue need humidity?

This is a form of pothos which likes humidity, but normal household humidity is fine for these indoor plants. Mist them occasionally if you want to increase it’s humidity levels!

How do I give my cebu blue fenestrations?

Fenestrations are holes in the plant leaf (like a swiss cheese plant!) These usually happen in adult or mature cebu blue plants.

My favorite plant store has a huge cebu blue on a moss pole with giant leaves and fenestrations. Allowing your mature plant to climb can help it to develop fenestrations!

Can Cebu Blue be variegated?

Yes there is a Epipremnum Pinnatum Variegated plant. It has white/light yellow variegation. These are rare and pricey. My *hot take* is that they look like boring golden pothos and are less cool than regular cebu blue!

potted cebu blue

How can I make Cebu Blue fuller?

The best way to make these plants fuller is to cut any long, leggy stems. Propagate the cuttings in water and the plant will focus it’s growth closer in to the base of the plant!

Why is the new growth on my Cebu Blue shiny?

It is 100% normal for new growth on a Cebu Blue pothos to be light green and shiny. This is just how they are, but they will transform to look more like normal leaves in a couple of weeks.

Where does Cebu blue come from?

Cebu Blue is originally from their natural habitat of the island of Cebu in the Philippines.

cebu blue on a shelf

Is Cebu Blue a Monstera?

No, cebu blue is a pothos variety, not a monstera.

Is Cebu Blue a pothos or philodendron?

Cebu Blue is a type of pothos plant!

How is Cebu Blue different?

Cebu Blue leaves have an interesting elongated shape and a beautiful texture. Plus, they shimmer!

Is Cebu Blue toxic?

Yes – Cebu Blue pothos is toxic to pets and humans. Keep it away from curious mouths!

Is Cebu blue and dragon tail the same?

Yes, Cebu Blue is just another name for the Dragon Tail plant!

Thanks for reading!

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