Glacier Pothos
Plant Care,  Pothos,  Rare Houseplants

Glacier Pothos

Our guide to one of the easiest variegated plants to look after, the glacier pothos…

Glacier Pothos Summary

Light needs:Medium to bright indirect sunlight.
Watering needs:Check soil once a week and water if top 50% is dry.
Fertilizer:Use a balanced plant feed monthly in spring and summer.
Soil:A well draining potting compost.
Humidity:50-70%.
Temperature:18°C to 25°C (64-77°F).
Where to buy:Try one of these Rare Plant Shops.
Common issues:Burning of variegated parts o the leaves due to too much light.

Introduction

The glacier pothos is a small pothos with more rounded leaves than most other varieties. It has bright white streaked variegation on its leaves.

Light Needs

Medium to bright indirect sunlight is ideal. Pothos are generally happy in all light conditions, but with a variegated plant it needs medium indirect sunlight to stop the variegation fading. No direct sunlight though.

How Often to Water A Glacier Pothos

Check your glacier pothos once a week and water if the top 50% or more is dry. The glacier pothos is fairly tolerant of some under and over watering, but too much could show on the variegated parts of the leaves quite quickly.

Fertilizer

Use a balanced plant feed every month in the spring and summer months. It will help the plant to grow quicker and larger if given feed regularly in the warmer months.

Soil

Use a well draining potting compost, add 20% perlite for drainage.

When To Repot A Glacier Pothos

Repot when their roots grow through the bottom of the pot. They can grow fairly quickly and need repotting regularly.

Humidity

50-70% humidity is ideal which is very high for most homes, but they are tolerant of lower humidity too.

Temperature

The ideal temperature range for a glacier pothos is 18°C to 25°C (64-77°F). They will be ok a bit above and below this range too.

Glacier Pothos Vs Njoy

The glacier pothos and njoy are really similar. One is patented and one is not, so make of that what you will. They are both green leaved, with white irregular borders. The main difference is the size the glacier is smaller and it also has pointier leaf shape.

Glacier Pothos Vs Manjula

The manjula has a much more speckled variegation, where as the glacier pothos has much more distinctive separate colored variegation.

Glacier Pothos Patent

As far as I can find out, there is no patent for the glacier pothos (source).

How To Propagate Glacier Pothos

The easiest way to propagate a glacier pothos is by rooting stem cuttings in water… Take a cutting with a couple of nodes and a couple of leaves. Take the leaves off the bottom node and then put the cuttings in jar of water to root. Put them in a warm place with plenty of indirect sun. They should root in a month or so, then you can pot them up into soil.

Where To Buy A Glacier Pothos

Try Etsy or one of these Rare Plant Shops.

Other Names

Epipremnum aureum glacier.

FAQs and Common Problems

Common issues are burning of the leaves due to too much sunlight as well as loss of variegation from too little light. These are easily remedied by changing the positioning of the plant closer or further from the window.

Glacier Pothos
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