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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.
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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I’ve transplanted all that I could for about 3 weeks now and all of the plants appear very happy. I enjoyed working with it also. I would definitely plant more of my plants in the soil.
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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:
Poor drainage or low water retention.
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.