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Pothos plant care: everything you need to know

When people ask me what their first houseplant should be I almost always say pothos!

Pothos (Epipremnum aureum) is a beutiful tropical vine plant. It can be grown trailing/hanging or climbing.

There are tons of variety of pothos with different colorations, patterns, and leaf shapes.

More importantly – pothos plants are super easy to care for!

pothos plant care

These plants can live in a variety of lighting situations and usually aren’t too picky on watering. Of course, the happier they are, the more they will grow. But, I’ve grown pothos in a windowless office cubicle!

In addition to being easy to grow, pothos plants are super easy to multiply. They propagate easily in water and make a great gift to share or trade with friends.

Let’s dive into everything you need to know about pothos plants!

neon pothos hanging plant

Types of Pothos plants

There are many varieties of pothos plants. Here are a few in my collection:

Pothos comparisons

Compare some similar pothos varieties side-by-side!

Pothos vs Snake Plants – which is better for a beginner houseplant owner?

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

How to care for Pothos Plants

Pothos plants are super easy to care for. Once you have the basic care down, here’s a few things you might be wondering!

cebu blue pothos potted on a shelf

How to propagate pothos plants

One thing that I really love about pothos plants is how easy they are to root cuttings of! Here are some of my pothos propagation guides!

marble queen pothos cutting

Pothos propagation troubleshooting

While pothos is easy to propagate, you can hit some snags. Here is some troubleshooting advice, by problem!

Troubleshooting pothos plants

Here are some help guides for common pothos plant problems!

yellow leaf on a golden pothos

Shop pothos essentials

Here are some of my favorite pothos accessories!

Pothos plants on Etsy

Pots for pothos plants

Moss poles

Be sure to download our free printable pothos care guide!

Printable Pothos Plant Care Guide

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Pothos plant care guide

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