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Garden Topics: Tropicals & Houseplants

Pothos

Epipremnum Aureumis

PothosWhy you may want to grow it: A native of the Solomon Islands and the South Pacific, Pothos is a hardy plant that can survive in lower light and colder temperatures. There are many types of Pothos, but the Golden Pothos is one of the most popular varieties and you can recognize it by its golden variegated heart-shaped leaves. Pothos is a total no-brainer to grow, and so it has become the most popular houseplant of all time.

How to care for it: This indoor plant can produce stems that trail eight feet or longer, so just cut them back when they get too long and your plant will continue to look full and healthy. It can thrive in an array of lighting conditions, but low light may diminish the leaves' variegation. Just keep them out of direct sunlight. Allow soil to dry somewhat between watering. Pothos does well in an array of normal room temperatures.

You can fertilize your pothos plant about once every 3 months and this will help the plant grow more quickly, but most people find that their plants grow quick enough even without being fertilized.

Health benefits: This indoor plant has an air-purifying quality that can absorb and strip toxins like formaldehyde from materials in the home like carpet. Also consider placing one in your garage since car exhaust is filled with formaldehyde.  

For More Information Check Out Wikipedia:  Pothos

 

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