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Pothos is arguably the easiest of all house plants to grow, even if you are a person who forgets to water your plants. This trailing vine has pointed, heart-shaped green leaves, sometimes variegated with white, yellow, or pale green. While pothos likes bright, indirect light it can thrive in areas that don’t get a lot of sunlight or have only fluorescent lighting.1 It's an excellent plant for locations such as offices and dorm rooms.
How to Grow Pothos
Pothos vines do not cling to trellises and supports on their own, but they can be trained onto supports to give the appearance of twining. As indoor plants, specimens 30 feet long are common, though most are kept much shorter. These plants can get leggy left unpruned. If allowed to dry out, the stems may become bare to the base, leaving leaves only on new growth. If you choose to let your pothos grow into a long vine, it can be secured on hooks along walls and over window frames. Vines left to grow on their own can get very tangled, so shake them loose every now and then to keep them from becoming a mess.
Pothos are usually pest free, but they can get infested with mealy bugs. Insecticidal soap works against them, but the easiest method is to simply dab the insects with an alcohol-soaked cotton swab.
Toxicity of Pothos
All parts of the pothos plant are poisonous if ingested. Be on alert if you have dogs or cats. The toxicity is due to calcium oxalate crystals, which can irritate the lips, mouth, and tongue. Contact your veterinarian if your pet has chewed on this plant and your doctor or poison control center if eaten by a child or adult.
Info: By: theSpruce