Live Plants - Pothos - Various – IncrediGrow Garden Centre

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Live Plants - Pothos - Various

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Pothos, scientifically known as Epipremnum aureum, is a genus of evergreen vines within the Araceae family. It's also commonly referred to as devil's ivy, golden pothos, or simply pothos. Here's an overview of this popular and versatile plant:

  1. Appearance: Pothos vines are characterized by their heart-shaped, glossy leaves that grow alternately along trailing stems. The leaves can vary in color from deep green to variegated shades of green, yellow, and white, depending on the cultivar.

  2. Versatility: Pothos is prized for its ability to thrive in a variety of conditions, making it a popular choice for both indoor and outdoor settings. It can be grown in hanging baskets, pots, or trained to climb up supports.

  3. Ease of Care: One of the key reasons for pothos' popularity is its low maintenance requirements. It can tolerate low light conditions, although it thrives in bright, indirect light. Pothos prefers well-draining soil and should be watered when the top inch of soil feels dry. Overwatering should be avoided to prevent root rot.

  4. Air Purification: Like many indoor plants, pothos has air-purifying qualities. It's known to help remove toxins such as formaldehyde, benzene, and xylene from the air, making it a beneficial addition to indoor spaces.

  5. Propagation: Pothos is incredibly easy to propagate, making it a favorite among plant enthusiasts. It can be propagated through stem cuttings, which can be rooted in water or directly planted in soil. The cuttings root quickly and can be shared with friends or used to expand your pothos collection.

  6. Toxicity: While pothos is beloved for its beauty and ease of care, it's important to note that it's toxic to pets if ingested. The plant contains calcium oxalate crystals, which can cause irritation and discomfort if consumed. Therefore, it should be kept out of reach of curious pets.

  7. Growth Habit: Pothos is a fast-growing plant, especially under optimal conditions. Its vines can trail several feet in length, making it ideal for hanging baskets or cascading down shelves. Regular pruning can help control its growth and encourage bushier, more compact growth.

SKU: LIV971-1007

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