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How to Care for Pothos - Epipremnum aureum

Pothos, also known as the Devil's Ivy, is a popular houseplant that is known for its long, trailing vines and its ability to thrive in a variety of conditions. With proper care, pothos can grow into a beautiful and low-maintenance addition to your home.

Here are some tips for caring for pothos:

  1. Provide bright, indirect light: Pothos prefer bright, indirect light, which can be provided by placing the plant near a window that receives plenty of light without being in direct sunlight. Avoid placing the plant in a location that receives hot, direct sunlight, as this can cause the leaves to yellow or scorch.

  2. Keep the soil moist: Pothos prefer well-draining soil that is kept evenly moist, but not waterlogged. Water the plant when the top inch or so of soil feels dry to the touch, and be sure to use a pot with proper drainage to prevent the soil from staying too moist.

  3. Fertilize regularly: Pothos benefit from regular fertilization, especially during the growing season. Use a balanced, slow-release fertilizer according to the instructions on the product label, and be sure to dilute the solution to half strength to avoid over-fertilizing.

  4. Prune regularly: Pothos benefit from regular pruning to maintain their shape and encourage new growth. Use clean, sharp scissors to remove any dead or damaged leaves, as well as any branches that are crossing or rubbing against each other.

By following these care tips, you can help your pothos thrive and grow into a healthy and attractive addition to your home.

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