Golden Pothos Care Guide

Congrats! You just received your new plant! Now what?

1. Getting started with your Golden Pothos


Where to place your Golden Pothos

Place it somewhere bright but never under direct sunlight
If your plant is casting a sharp & defined shadow, the light is too hard. We're looking for a shadow that's soft and blurred. Harsh sunlight can fade away its colour and scorch its foliage

A Golden Pothos can tolerate low light, but the more it gets, the quicker it'll grow


Potting your Golden Pothos

Leave it in its nursery pot
Your plant is comfy in its nursery pot. It's best to let it acclimate to the lighting, temperature, and humidity in its new home for at least 2 weeks before repotting it

Pro tip: if you purchased a planter with your plant, you can simply place the nursery pot in that planter

2. Continually caring for your Golden Pothos


Watering your Golden Pothos

Water when the top of the soil feels dry
A Golden Pothos loves moist soil but it is vital to ensure the soil isn't soggy. To check, simply touch the soil with your fingertip. If the surface of the soil feels:
1) Dry: your plant needs a watering
2) Damp/wet: your plant doesn't need a watering

Rule of thumb: expect to water your plant about once a week, and more often with more light. Having said that, soil moisture should be your primary indicator for when you should water your plant, as the time may vary

When watering, gently pour until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom and discard any excess water. Remember, never use cold water as this will shock your plant's roots


Finding your Golden Pothos' favourite temperature

Like most houseplants, Golden Pothos' are happiest between 18°C-30°C


Repotting your Golden Pothos

A Golden Pothos will grow quite long; however they don't need to be repotted that often - around once every 2-3 years

Watch out for the roots growing out the bottom of its drainage holes. When you can see/feel them, you know it's time. At that point use a high-quality potting mix and transfer your Plant into a pot that's a about 1-2 inches in diameters larger than its current one


Cleaning/pruning your Golden Pothos

Though tedious, gently wiping your Golden Pothos free of dust with a damp rag once in a while will help it soak light and breathe through the little pores on its leaves (stomata)

Some common problems with Golden Pothos'

1. Older leaves turning yellow

This is completely normal; just trim off the old leaves with clean scissors to encourage new growth

2. Leaves all over turning yellow

Usually caused by underwatering. Follow the watering guide above, and if the soil is dry, time to give your plant a drink!

3. Browning leaves

Usually caused by overwatering - especially if spots are soft (as opposed to crispy); allow the soil time to dry out sufficiently, then slowly rewater, following the watering guide above

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