Our houseplant series continues, this week, as we focus on one of the most classic houseplants, pothos.
The pothos, also known as devil's ivy, is easy to are for whether you're a seasoned plant parent or just starting your indoor plant collection, the pothos is a perfect choice.
- Appearance: This tropical vine boasts heart-shaped leaves with trailing habits, making it great for a potted indoor plant or in a hanging basket.
- Care: This plant thrives on neglect! It tolerates a wide range of light conditions, from bright indirect light to low-light corners. It doesn't require frequent watering and can even survive underwatering for a while.pothos vine cascade down shelves, mantels, or trellises. With proper care, it can grow several feet in a year. Water deeply when the top inch of soil feels dry. Overwatering is a bigger threat than underwatering.
- Benefits: Pothos are great air purifiers, helping remove toxins like formaldehyde from the air, making your home a cleaner and healthier environment.
- Toxicity: While these plants are not deadly for pets, they are toxic, causing gastrointestinal issues if ingested.
- Symbolism: With the longevity of pothos plants, giving someone a golden pothos symbolizes perseverance and longing, making it an excellent plant for someone who continually follows their dreams. You can gift golden pothos to represent reaching new goals and heights.
- Fun Fact: Sharing the pothos plant is easy! Simply snip a stem, root it in water, and pot it up for a new pothos plant!
With minimal effort, your pothos will thrive and bring a touch of nature's beauty to your home.