Giant Pothos
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Giant Pothos

Welcome to our guide to giant pothos care. Taking care of a giant pothos indoors is fairly 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 our list of Rare Plant Shops or Etsy.
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.

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Light Needs

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. It will let you know hen it needs water as it will begin to droop.


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.

Tip: give them a moss pole or trellis to climb up to encourage bigger leaf growth and even fenestration.

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. You can keep it humid by putting a plastic bag loosely around the pot. Humidity tend to really help with the rooting process. It can take a 2 or 3 months to fully root and then start putting out growth, when it can be treated as a juvenile plant instead of a cutting.

For more on propagating pothos see our guide: Pothos Propagation.

Giant Pothos

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

Giant Pothos USDA Zone

They can grow outdoors in zones 10-12.

Where To Buy

Try our list of Rare Plant Shops or Etsy.

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.

Can Giant Pothos Grow In Water?

Yes they can live in water in definitely as long as you keep the water topped up.

Is Giant Pothos Different From Regular Pothos?

They are very similar but not the same plant, the giant pothos is a bigger relative.

Giant Pothos Vs Golden Pothos

As juvenile plants, they look very similar, but as they mature there are two main difference: firstly, the giant pothos is much bigger in terms of over all size and leaf-size, and secondly the giant pothos can develop fenestrations and split like a monstera when fully grown.

Giant Pothos Vs Monstera

They look similar but the pothos has yellow variegation on it, and fenestrates only when very big. Also the leaf shape: the monstera has a more distinctive leaf shape and the pothos has a more standard oval leaf.

Is It Toxic To Cats?

I is toxic to cats if eaten, and known to case numbness and vomiting, so seek vets advice immediately if you think your dog or cat has eaten any.

Can pothos leave split (fenestrate)?

Yes pothos leaves can split, if the plant has a tree or trellis to climb up, and is allowed to reach maturity. They have to get really big and allowed to vine/climb for the leaves to split.

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