If you are looking for beautiful and easy to Grow pothos plants, then you should go for Glacier pothos or Njoy pothos.
Both these are the best pothos for homes and offices. You can grow these plants in any part of the house. All you need to do is give your pothos a good amount of fertilizer, water, and light.
General home humidity is sufficient to grow them healthy and disease-free.
In this article, I will teach how to grow pothos and what are the main problems with these plants.
What is pothos?
There are so many studies on the pothos genus and all of them agree that pothos is a tropical plant.
You can find them in the tropical jungles of the world. These plants are small in size and need small containers and less care to grow.
There are 100+ species of pothos, some of them are naturally present while some are hybrid (created in crossbreeding).
Nowadays pothos is a popular houseplant in North America. Among hundreds of varieties, glacier pothos and pothos enjoy are the most widely grown species.
People like these two species because of their beautiful and unique leaves.
About Pothos Glacier and Pothos N Joy?
If we compare the size of these two pothos then pothos N Joy grows taller than the glacier. But this does not mean pothos glacier is a small plant.
The growing conditions and fertilization highly impact the overall health and growth of a plant.
Under ideal growing conditions, N Joy grows 8 to 10 feet tall whereas in the same growing environment glacier can grow 4 to 6 feet tall.
If we talk about leaves then both the plants have heart-shaped leaves. But when we look closely, we have found that pothos N Joy leaves are true heart shape and glacier leaves are a little bit on the oval shape side.
Before growing these plants at home. You should learn more about glacier pothos vs njoy. This will help you to identify these plants at the time of buying.
This will also help you to know exactly which pothos needs what care and maintenance.
Light and temperature requirements:
Both plants need an indirect bright light that is filtered. In their natural place, they grow in a tropical jungle. We all know jungles have large trees and these small plants get a limited amount of light.
Therefore, indirect bright light for 4 to 6 hours per day is enough.
The General home temperature is perfectly fine for growing pothos. Naturally, pothos is warm plants and need high humidity.
But they can survive in moderate temperature and humidity. For the good health of your plants keep the room temperature between 18 to 25 degrees C.
Remember that pothos is not frost resistant therefore bring your pothos indoors in winters.
Potting Soil and Fertilizers:
Lightweight and well-draining soil are best to use for pothos. They have delicate roots, and they cannot breathe in waterlogged heavy soil.
Good aeration is the first property that you need to look into the potting soil. Secondly, the soil has to be fast draining to save your plants from overwatering.
There are many special soil formulas for pothos. You can buy which is affordable for you and all give exact results.
As long as fertilizers are concerned you should only use a balanced form of NPK liquid fertilizers. Do not use organic nutrient supplements.
Buy fertilizer bottle that has more nitrogen than phosphorous and potassium. Pothos need nitrogen to grow their leaves and vines.
Common problems with Pothos
This is the major problem with pothos. There is only one reason for root fungus and that is excessive use of water.
Pothos need more humidity but you cannot substitute it with extra water.
Once you identify the root fungus in your pothos, immediately take your plant out of its pot and cut the infected roots.
Grab the new pot, fill it with new soil, and plant back your treated pothos.
Give a little bit of water to keep the soil moist and place the new pot in the final location. Within 5 to 10 days you will see your healthy grow.
To prevent this condition you should limit the use of water. Check the moisture level in the potting soil before watering pothos.
If you are new to indoor plants then you can buy a soil moisture testing meter. This is a one-time investment and you can use this device for years.
Using and maintaining a moisture meter is simple and easy.