Giant pothos care is easy, we run down how to get the best out of this impressive plant…
Giant Pothos Summary
|Light needs:||Medium to bright indirect sunlight.|
|Watering needs:||Check soil once a week and water when the top 40% soil is dry.|
|Fertilizer:||A balanced feed once a month in the summer.|
|Soil:||A standard potting mix will be fine.|
|Temperature:||18°Cto 23°C (64-73°F).|
|Where to buy:||Try one of these Rare Plant Shops.|
|Common issues:||Over and under watering.|
A giant pothos is like a much bigger golden pothos. They are not the same plant though, a standard golden pothos won’t ever grow that big. The giant one has streaks of gold variegation, grows huge in size and eventually the leaves can fenestrate (split), like a monstera, it’s a really impressive plant.
Medium to bright indirect sunlight is optimal, but they are not too fussy in this regard and can tolerate lower light conditions.
How Often to Water A Giant Pothos
Check the soil once a week and water it when the top 40% of the soil is dry. Pothos like this are fairly tolerant to some under and over watering.
You don’t have to feed your giant pothos, but it will grow quicker if you do, use a balanced feed once a month in the summer.
Giant Pothos Soil
Use a standard potting mix for your giant pothos.
When To Repot
Repot it when it becomes root bound, or in any case once a year in spring to refresh the nutrients in the soil. I normally propagate some cuttings and plant them back in the main pot.
Giant Pothos Humidity
50% is the ideal humidity level which is the high end of normal household humidity. You can mist them every day or so if you like.
18°Cto 23°C (64-73°F) is ideal but they are not overly fussy. They’ll be fine in most homes.
How To Propagate Giant Pothos
Due to it’s size, the best way to propagate a giant pothos is directly in soil. Take a cutting with one or two leaves and a node and put it directly in soil. Keep it moist, warm and humid with plenty of indirect sunlight and it should root with a month or two.
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FAQs and Common Problems
Problems with a giant pothos will show on the leaves. They can yellow due to over and under watering, and in severe cases turn brown and fall off. Give the plant decent indirect sunlight, and water it well (checking it weekly) and you should see few problems. Keep an eye out for plant pests too.