How Cold Can Pothos Tolerate
Frequently Asked Questions,  Pothos

How Cold Can Pothos Tolerate?

How cold can pothos tolerate? We cover all you need to know about pothos and the temperatures it can tolerate.

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The ideal temperature range for a pothos is 18°C to 23°C (64-73°F). Maintaining this during the day is ideal for your pothos to thrive.

Pothos Minimum Temperatures

You want to aim to keep them above 10°C (50°F) at night or in the winter as sustained lower temperatures can damage the plant. Avoiding cold damage in plants isn’t really about the average temperatures you keep them at, but more about the minimum temperatures they get in winter or at night. So be really careful they do not get cold drafts and move them back from cold window. If they occasionally go down to freezing for short periods of time they’ll be ok, and should recover, but aim for above 10°C (50°F) most of the time.

What To Do If Your Plant Gets Cold Damaged

If you get cold damage, bring the plant somewhere that isn’t just warmer in the day, but has higher minimum temperatures at night as that is what is causing the damage. You can get a max/min thermometer so you can tell how low it goes at night (tip: get one with a humidity meter built in too so you can check humidity levels in your home for your fussier plants).

Pothos USDA Zone

Pothos can be grown outdoors in USDA zones 10-12.

Pothos Maximum Temperatures

The maximum temperature for a pothos is 35°C (94°F). They will need more water when hot, or they can wilt quickly so keep an eye on the max temps in in the summer and the soil dryness. Ideally they want to be much lower than this.

The important thing is to keep them above 10°C (50°F).

a happy leaf pothos

Further Reading

Check out our other short pothos FAQ articles: How Long Do Pothos Live?, Do Pothos Like Direct Sunlight?, How Cold Can Pothos Tolerate?, Why Are My Pothos Stems Turning Brown?, Do Pothos Like To Be Misted?, Why Is My Pothos Plant Dripping Water?, How To Get Pothos To Branch?, How To Make Pothos Bushier?

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