Indoor Potting Mix
Indoor Potting Mix

Nutrient-Rich Pothos Soil Mix

A nutritious and earth-positive indoor potting mix for your pothos plants
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☑ Soil mix containing natural, high-quality, and sustainable ingredients (no peat moss!)
☑ Nutrient-rich, optimizes drainage, and supports beneficial microbes
☑ Perfect for promoting long-term plant growth of your pothos plant

Vegan Compost

Our aged compost adds organic matter, enhances soil structure, and optimizes drainage for pothos plants. It’s a natural source of plant-boosting nutrients, reducing the need for synthetic fertilizers and their subsequent impact on soil pH and microbes. 

Carbon-Negative Biochar

Biochar, the cornerstone of our Earth Positive blend, is a sustainable soil amendment that improves water conservation, nutrient retention, and healthy root development. 

But that’s not all! Every ton of biochar produced removes three tons of CO2 from the carbon cycle — preventing its release into the atmosphere. So it’s the perfect alternative to unsustainable ingredients, like peat moss, coco coir, vermiculite, and perlite.

Root Boosting Mycorrhizae

Mycorrhizae (mahy-kuh-rahy-zee) are plant-friendly fungi that create a mutually beneficial relationship with plant roots. They’re found in about 90% of all land plants and help increase the roots' access to water and essential nutrients. 

These fungi also release a gum-like substance called glomalin, which further locks in moisture and nutrients — keeping them available for your indoor plants. 

Step 1: Pre-Moisten

We recommend wetting Rosy before adding it to your pots. In a container, sprinkle this pothos soil with water until it holds enough to release a few drops when squeezed. 

Step 2: Pot or re-pot

Select a well-draining container and fill 1/3 with Rosy. 

Step 3: Plant

Gently release your plant from its current soil and container. Then, remove any additional debris and loosen the roots before centering your pothos into the new pot. Fill the remaining space with pre-moistened Rosy, but leave an inch at the top to easily water pothos.

Step 4: Water

Slowly water pothos soil, letting the excess water drain from the bottom. For future waterings, we recommend bottom watering (by placing your pothos container in a tray of water), with an occasional top watering to flush the soil.

Pro Tip: Be sure to use gloves and a dust mask while handling the soil. 

Our entire supply chain, from our production facility to your home, has a net negative carbon footprint. So, all considered, the Rosy Pothos Soil Mix sequesters (captures) more than 2 kg of CO2 from the carbon cycle. 

How did we manage this? By carefully curating the most sustainable shipping, packaging, and carbon-negative ingredients, especially biochar. 

Read our Life Cycle Assessment for more information.

Guaranteed Analysis 0.72-0.22-0.37

Total Nitrogen (N) ..................................0.72%

     0.72 % Water Insoluble Nitrogen

Available Phosphate (P2O5)...................0.22%

Soluble Potash (K2O).............................0.37%

PH: 8.95

Derived from green compost and wood waste compost


Soil Amending Guaranteed Analysis

Active Ingredients

     Rhizophagus irregularis.........2.3 propagules/cm3

     Funneliformis mosseae..........2.1 propagules/cm3

     30% Biochar derived from pine wood

Inert Ingredients

     70% Total Other Ingredients (inert as non plant food ingredients)

Biochar reduces soil density and increases soil aeration.

Mycorrhizae may promote root mass expansion and nutrient efficiency.

Rosy Soil vs Other Soil Brands

Carbon Footprint - 2.05 kg + 3.38 kg
Promotes Soil Biodiversity 🐛 🚫
All Natural Ingredients 100% ???
Peat, Synthetics, And Fillers 🙅‍♀️ 🤷‍♂️

About Pothos Soil

One of the best indoor plants for beginners, pothos (Epipremnum Aureum) comes in a wide range of varieties, including:

  • Golden pothos.
  • Marble queen pothos or Marble pothos.
  • Cebu blue pothos.
  • Snow queen pothos.
  • Pearls and jade pothos.
  • Hawaiian pothos.
  • Neon pothos.
  • Manjula pothos. 
  • Shangri la pothos.

They’re also known as devil’s ivy since these plants are hard to kill, retaining green leaves even in low-light conditions. But despite their resilience, these plants require a compatible potting mix or soil, which is essential for long-term plant care.

What does it take to grow pothos?

Your pothos plant won’t thrive in just about any houseplant potting mix. The best soil for pothos plants will have:

1. Optimal Drainage

The soil mix should drain well while retaining sufficient moisture. 

Simply put, it shouldn’t become soggy while watering pothos. In addition, your container must have a drainage hole for excess water to escape. 

Without well draining soil, the plant may face root rot — a common issue in most indoor plants, like philodendrons and ZZ. On the other hand, dry soil or soil with low moisture retention, like cactus soil, may cause the plant to wilt slowly. 

So what should you do?

Let the top level of soil dry before watering pothos again, and maintain a consistent watering schedule. This way, the soil around the roots will still stay slightly moist. 

To determine if the soil is dry, you can poke your finger/a stick into it and check if soil particles stick to it when you pull it out. You should water the plant if your finger/stick comes out clean. 

2. Nutrient-Rich

The potting soil should contain a good mix of essential nutrients and organic matter, as a pothos vine needs adequate plant food to grow rapidly. The soil should also retain nutrients efficiently to maintain a steady supply of plant food.

Note: To ensure continuous growth, enrich your pothos potting soil with plant food after about six months.

3. Good Aeration

The pothos soil must be lightweight and fluffy to promote good air circulation. This allows the roots to easily access oxygen from the air pockets in the soil.

Sufficient aeration also helps support pothos root development and enables you to moisten the soil evenly. That’s why pothos won’t thrive in garden soil — which compacts easily, retains too much moisture, and may also contain gnats.

Pro Tip: Avoid overly acidic soil as it can damage the pothos root system. 

Moreover, if your pothos plant is drooping, you should consider repotting the plant in fresh soil.
But if you notice roots popping out of the drainage hole or in the form of a root ball when you uproot the plant, it’s time to repot it into a larger pot!

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Reviewed by Lee Y.
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Well worth using!

I used Rosy soil to plant succulents. I mixed it with a little bit of succulent mix and within 2 weeks, the succulents had grown larger and had new growth shoots. I bought more to transplant herbs for the spring. It's well worth the price and it's all I'll buy now.

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Reviewed by Michele J.
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Super Rich

The soil is super rich. I just had to transplant a lot of my plants and you can tell they love the soil

My plants thank you

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Reviewed by Tara
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Great product!

I waited a bit to post to see how my Alocasia were handling the change. They absolutely love Rosy Soil. Every single one of my Alocasia are pushing out new leaves and retaining more of the older ones. It stays airy while retaining a fair amount of moisture. I've also used it in a self-watering pot with a philo camposportoanum and it's sent out tons of new leaves and loads of aerial roots. It's so happy.

Great product, my plants love it. And I'm so happy to be using a sustainable resource for my potting soil now. I'm allergic to coconut (and even cor processing is horrible for the environment) and peat is such a precious resource in the environment that makes them it's really disheartening to have limited options. Allergy meds and tons of salt from processing cor or slowly destroying a natural wonder were the only options I had. Thank you for producing such a quality, sustainable product. ❤️❤️ I'm trying to do my part and Rosy Soil makes it a lot easier to make a better choice. ❤️

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Reviewed by Avis L. P.
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Enhanced potting soil

I have purchased this soil several times and used it “as is” and recently I mixed it half and half with some greenhouse purchased soil. I seem to like it better as it holds moisture better. The Rosy Soil has been enhancing and promoting the growth of my plants. I plan on using it for all of my plants once I get to the larger ones. It’s a great product for all of my species so far. That is African violets to ferns to figs. It’s great!

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Reviewed by Janice G.
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My plants are thriving after using Rosy!

Winter in NJ is always rough on my house plants. I added a layer of Rosy Soil to all and they look better than ever!

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5 FAQs on Pothos Plant Care

Providing optimal plant care is the best way to help your pothos plant grow faster. 

So consider providing your plant with a nutritious pothos potting soil mix, like Rosy. You should also add organic fertilizer (like worm castings) every four to six weeks in quantities specified on the fertilizer package, especially while propagating pothos. 

Lastly, ensure you place the plant in a spot that receives sufficient indirect light and follow proper watering for optimal growth.

A growing pothos plant will continuously produce new leaves, but it can take longer if you’re trying to propagate pothos.

A pothos cutting will take about four to five months to develop a strong root system that can support new leaf growth. The cuttings must also be in a suitable growing media, like Rosy Soil.

Pothos vines trail in a direction where the leaves receive the best light. 

To help your indoor plant trail downwards, ensure the light source is below the plant. You should also place the pothos cutting or plant in a hanging basket or container. 

The tendrils will trail down on their own as the plant grows. You can even create a DIY design by positioning the tendrils around the container.

Alternatively, to help the pothos vine trail upwards, keep the light source above the plant.

You could place your devil’s ivy near a trellis or vertical support to help it climb upwards. Your houseplant will automatically develop an aerial root system to stabilize itself on the support.

Leaf discoloration is a common sign of unsuitable soil conditions. Typically pothos should have green leaves, sometimes variegated with white, gold, or Cebu blue shades. 

Here are some reasons for yellowing leaves in pothos:

Low nutrients.

Poor drainage or low water retention. 

Reduced aeration.

Dry soil. 

Highly alkaline soil. 

Similarly, brown pothos leaves can mean overfertilization, overwatering, or root rot. 

In both cases, it’s best to re-pot the indoor plant in fresh soil.

Yes, you could use these soil mixes for your pothos plant. 

But it isn’t recommended. 


Orchid or succulent soil drains water too quickly and doesn’t retain enough moisture to give your pothos the TLC it deserves. And although pothos can develop an aerial root system, it’s mostly for support, and the plant still needs to absorb water from the soil.

Moreover, these mixes may contain excessive bark, making it too light and loose to support a growing pothos. Lastly, they don’t have enough nutrients to sustain plant growth for fast growing plants like your pothos.

So, while your pothos could survive in these mixes, they wouldn’t thrive as you’d want them to.