cebu blue
Plant Care,  Pothos,  Rare Houseplants

Cebu Blue Pothos

Welcome to my guide to cebu blue pothos care. I have a few of these plants and I grow them for sale. It is is a show-stoppingly beautiful small houseplant once it fenestrates, that has ballooned in popularity in recent years, and luckily is really straight forward to care for, we go into detail below…

Cebu Blue Pothos Summary

Light needs:Bright indirect sunlight.
Watering needs:Let the plants almost totally dry out then soak it.
Fertilizer:Balanced fertilizer every month in the summer.
Soil:A well draining, rich compost.
Temperature:19-25°C (66-77°F).
Where to buy:Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.
Other names:Epipremnum pinnatum, blue pothos.
Common issues:Under and over watering.


Cebu blue is a pothos that has taken off in popularity massively recently, it’s a very in demand plant. It is thanks to it’s silvery blue leaves, which can split like a monstera when the plant matures. It is a stunning, attention grabbing vine. We cover all you need to know about how to care for cebu blue pothos…

See also: Propagating Cebu Blue, Glacier Pothos, Hawaiian PothosJessenia Pothos, Scindapsus Treubii Moonlight.

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Light Needs

Cebu blue will grow best in bright indirect sunlight, but it is not fussy in this regard and can certainly survive the low end of medium indirect sunlight. If they grow leggy, just move it closer to the window.

How Often to Water A Cebu Blue Pothos

Let the plants almost totally dry out then soak it. Check it once a week with your finger and water it if it is dry most of the way down. You don’t want to over water them.

Cebu Blue cuttings, rooted in water
Some of my cebu blue cuttings after water propagating them.


You can feed your cebu blue pothos with a balanced fertilizer every month in the summer. I like to use a well diluted feed for the first few times of the year, and then gradually increase the dose. Do not feed them in the winter months.


A well draining, rich compost will work well. Some added perlite for drainage is a great idea if you are using heavy soil.

Tip: train it to a trellis or moss pole to encourage bigger leaves and more pronounced splits / fenestrations.

When To Repot A Cebu Blue Pothos

If the plant is root bound and growing through the bottom of it’s current pot you can pot it up a size or two. The best time of year to do this is in spring, but you can do it year round.

My cebu blue plant after cutting it back for propagation, showing fenestrations in the older mature leaf.
My cebu blue plant after cutting it back for propagation, you can see the fenestrations in the older mature leaf.


Cebu blue like the high end of household humidity, aim for 40-60%.


They’ll do well in normal household temperatures, so 19-25°C (66-77°F). But will be ok a bit colder or warmer. They’ll be fine in most homes.

Cebu Blue Pothos Propagation

This plant is really easy to chop and prop, follow these steps to propagate cebu blue:

  1. Take a cutting using clean scissors with at least one node and one leaf.
  2. Let the cuttings callous over for an hour or two to reduce the chance of rot.
  3. Put the cuttings in a jar of tap water to root for a 3 or 4 weeks. Keep it warm and bright (but no direct sunlight).
  4. Plant the cuttings up into soil and let the roots establish. Keep it warm and humid until it starts to grow new foliage, when it can be treated as a normal juvenile plant.

For more on propagating pothos see our guide: Propagating Cebu Blue.

Some of my cebu blue cuttings rooting in water
Some of my cebu blue cuttings rooting in water

Cebu Blue Pothos Vs Epipremnum Pinnatum

Cebu blue is a type of epipremnum pinnatum, a thin, vinining pothos relative. There are other tyes of epipremnum pinnatum other than the cebu blue.

Where Is Cebu Blue Pothos From?

They are Cebu in the Phillipines.

Is It Toxic To Cats?

They are toxic to cats if eaten, and can cause vomiting and numbness. So seek vets advice immediately if your pet eats any.

Cebu Blue Pothos USDA Zone

They can grow outdoors in zones 9-11.


They can get mealy bugs -it’s a good idea to check the leaves each time you water plants. Check both sides of the leaves and the soil too for those white spots.

Where To Buy a Cebu Blue Pothos

These are very rare at the moment in Europe, less so in the U.S.A., I would try one of these Rare Plant Shops or Etsy.

For more on pothos see our pothos category with all our care guides.

Some of my cebu blue cuttings in leca (clay pebbles)
Some of my cebu blue cuttings in leca (clay pebbles)

Other Names

Epipremnum pinnatum, blue pothos.

Cebu Blue Pothos Scientific Name

Epipremnum pinnatum cebu blue.

FAQs and Common Problems

They are quite tough plants and forgiving when it comes to plant problems, but look out for under and overwatering issues – check them weekly to see if they need watering.

How To Make Cebu Blue Leaves Split?

Not all cebu blue pothos have split leaves. But you can do your best to encourage fenestration by giving it as much light as possible and training it to grow up a pole. This, along with old age will encourage the plant to get those awesome split leaves. The plant looks very different and grown up with spilt, monstera-like leaves.

Do Cebu Blue Like To Be Root Bound?

They will grow slow if root bound, so pot them up a size if they become root bound.

Can Cebu Blue Be Variegated?

There is a similar plant to the cebu blue, an epipremnum pinnatum that can be variegated (the epipremnum pinnatum variegata). It is closely related but not the same. Cebu blue can put out some sport variegation, but the variegated epipremnum pinnatum that is sold commercially is not a cebu blue.

Can Cebu Blue Grow In Water?

Cebu blue can grow in water if started in water as a cutting.

Cebu Blue Vs Baltic Blue

The baltic blue is much less silvery than the cebu blue. They are both cultivars of the epipremnum pinnatum.

Cebu Blue Vs Dragon Tail

They are easy to tell as the dragon tail is much more fenestrated with deeper cuts.

Cebu Blue Vs Monstera Siltepecana

They are both have very similar leaf shapes from a far, but the Siltepecana has raied bulate patterning to it, makng the leaves have a bliery texture to it.

Epipremnum Blue Form Vs Cebu Blue

The cebu blue is a a light silvery gray/green in color, the epipremnum pinnatum blue form is a darker green with a dark blue hue.

Is Cebu Blue A Pothos Or Philodendron?

It is a type of epipremnum, which is the same genus as a pothos. It is a not a philodendron, but it closely related to a pothos.

How Fast Does Cebu Blue Grow?

They can grow quickly if given the right light and after. They can grow half a meter (20 inches) or more a year.

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