Epipremnum (Pothos) Care Guide

Welcome to our Epipremnum (Pothos) care guide! In this guide, we will provide you with valuable tips and guidance on how to care for your Epipremnum plants. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced plant enthusiast, this guide will help you keep your Epipremnum healthy and thriving.

1. Light Requirements

Epipremnum plants thrive in bright, indirect light, but are also very adaptable to low light conditions, as long as they receive some natural light. Place your plant near a window where it can receive filtered sunlight. Avoid placing it in direct sunlight as it can scorch the leaves.

2. Watering

Epipremnum plants prefer to be kept slightly moist but not overly wet. Water your plant when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. Be careful not to overwater as it can lead to root rot. It's better to underwater than to overwater.

3. Humidity

Epipremnum plants can tolerate a wide range of humidity levels, but they thrive in higher humidity. You can increase humidity by placing a tray of water near the plant or using a humidifier. Mist the leaves occasionally to provide additional moisture.

4. Temperature

Epipremnum plants prefer temperatures between 65°F and 85°F (18°C - 29°C). Avoid exposing them to extreme temperatures or drafts, as it can stress the plant.

5. Fertilizing

Feed your Epipremnum plant with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer once a month during the growing season (spring and summer). Follow the instructions on the fertilizer packaging for the correct dosage.

6. Pruning

Regular pruning is beneficial for Epipremnum plants to maintain their shape and promote healthy growth. Trim any yellow or brown leaves and remove any leggy or overgrown stems. Prune back any vines that have become too long or unruly.

7. Propagation

Epipremnum plants can be easily propagated through stem cuttings. Simply cut a healthy stem below a node and place it in water or moist soil. Roots will develop, and you can then transfer the cutting to a pot.

8. Common Issues

Epipremnum plants are generally resilient, but they can be susceptible to mealybugs and spider mites. Inspect your plant regularly for any signs of pests and treat them promptly with an appropriate insecticide or by wiping the leaves with a damp cloth.  You can find more detailed pest information on our Pest ID and Treatment pages.

Remember, each plant is unique, and it may require slight adjustments to the care routine based on its specific needs. Observing your plant and responding to its signals will help you become a successful Epipremnum plant parent. Enjoy the beauty and benefits of your Epipremnum plant!