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How do you care for Pothos plants?

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Keep the Pothos plant in a room that is between 65 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit, in bright, indirect sunlight. During summer, keep the soil slightly moist and, in winter, allow the soil to dry to the touch between watering sessions.

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The Pothos is a popular houseplant with large teardrop leaves that stay green year round. It is an ideal choice for those who don't have a lot of time to devote to caring for their plants.

  1. Store in a relatively warm room
  2. Pothos plants do better in warm rooms that range between 65 and 80 degrees F. If the temperature drops below 55 degrees F, the plant will stop growing.

  3. Water the plant lightly
  4. Very low moisture requirements are part of what make Pothos plants great for anyone. Just water enough to keep the soil moist in the summertime, and cut back watering in winter so that the soil dries to the touch between waterings.

  5. Give it room to climb
  6. The Pothos will occasionally send out vines as it grows. This plant loves to climb or hang. Consider placing a totem pole made of bark or osmunda fiber in the pot for the plant to climb up as it grows.

  7. Feed the Pothos
  8. Give the Pothos a little boost with nutrient-rich plant fertilizer. This can be done once in the spring with a granular fertilizer, or consider giving the plant once weekly waterings with liquid fertilizer at half-strength.

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