Can Pothos Grow Outside
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Can Pothos Grow Outside


Can pothos grow outside? We run down all you need to know about placing the plant indoors or outdoors in summer and winter months.

See also: Pothos Plant Care, Pothos Propagation, How Fast Does Pothos Grow, Why Is My Pothos Drooping.

Can Pothos Grow Outside?

Pothos are tough and hardy plants and can survive outside in many climates, as long as they don’t get too cold, or full on direct midday sunlight. It grows outside abundantly in its natural environment, in the Solomon Islands.

The ideal temperature range is 50-85°F (10-30°C), so they can grow in hotter climates. They should not be allowed to get down to below 10°C or 50°F as prolonged period of cold can kill them.

They are at the mercy of the elements outdoors, so I would take some cuttings as a back up, and grow them indoors, This way you reduce the risk if colder than normal temperatures kills the plant. Bigger plants tend to do better outside, and are more resistant to colder temperatures too, which is worth taking into account if you like in areas that might be too cold.

Can Pothos Grow Outside In USA

Pothos can grow outside in the USA if they do not get below 50°F (or 10°C), and make sure they do not get direct sun. They will be ok in zones 10-12.

Can Pothos Grow Outside In Arizona

Growing pothos in a warmer environment like Arizona is ok, but they do not like to get direct sun or go over 85°F for too long, so you could consider bringing them in for hotter days, as well as keeping them out of direct sunlight.

Can Pothos Be In Direct Sunlight

Pothos will very likely burn if given direct sun, especially at midday. They can become accustomed to sunlight slowly over a few months, and they will be more tolerant over time, but still avoid the strongest sun.

One of my pothos - a pothos happy leaf
One of my pothos – a pothos happy leaf – it does well outside, but I bring it in over winter.

Can Pothos Grow Outside In UK

Pothos can be put outside in the UK for the hotter summer months, but be really careful, if the temperatures drops lower than 10°C they can die quickly. It is best to keep them indoors, or in a really sheltered location.

Can Pothos Grow Outside In Europe

They can grow well outside as long as the temperatures are not too cold and hot, so they will be ok in some parts of southern Europe year round if sheltered. 10-30°C is the ideal range, going over or above can damage the plants.

Can Pothos Grow Outside In Winter

Pothos can grow outside in winter in some tropical climates as long as it doesn’t get below 50°F (10°C). Most places will be too cold for it.

Can Pothos Live Outside In Summer

They will do well outside in some climates, just don’t let them get midday sun. As mentioned before as long as they can live in 50-85°F (10-30°C) they will be ok and can thrive outdoors.

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