Simple Golden Pothos Plant Care Guide

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Golden Pothos is one of the most popular ornamental plants in many countries. In America, you can easily see this plant hanging from balconies or clinging to large trees in many homes.

This plant can easily live in various conditions, from a place full of sunlight to a low-light space such as a desk, bedroom, or even a bathroom…

Being in the top 10 air purifying plants researched by NASA, this is also why Golden Pothos are so popular indoors.

When you look at it, you can hardly believe that from a tiny leaf, it can grow into a lush potted plant.

Planting in a pot is one of the most popular ways to propagate this plant, which you can see in the image below.

Golden Pothos care instructions


1. Light

  • For outdoor conditions, balconies. Place the plant in a shady, cool place, away from direct sunlight. Because at this time, the tree needs time to grow new roots. Like giving babies, seedlings need to be covered to avoid exposure to harsh external factors such as sun and heat.
  • If you leave it indoors, where there is no natural light, place plants on your study table or desk and provide light for the tree, be it a desk lamp, study lamp, reading lamp, etc.

Also, read about how to grow and care for pothos.

2. Moisture & Nutrition

Golden Pothos is a plant that is easy to live with, so it does not require a lot of nutrients.

Planting media in the form of coconut humus can help keep the roots moist; besides that, it does not provide any nutrients to the plant, so it will stimulate the roots to grow more; because of the lack of nutrients, the roots will instinctively seek and when the roots grow, it will absorb more water, stimulates young leaves to grow.

In terms of humidity, initially, you need to keep the humidity of the growing medium at a moderate level, not too wet but not too dry.

After about 5-7 days, new roots have begun to grow; it is enough to water when the substrate is completely dry; if you water too much, the roots will also slow down.


Tip: If you keep it indoors, you can place a plastic pot on top of a plate to prevent soil or water from spilling from the bottom of the pot.

Also, read about how to propagate pothos.


There will be cases where the leaves are weak and unable to grow new roots; the leaves will turn yellow and gradually wither.

This is very normal because the success rate will be between 80-90% when breeding. If your plant is in this condition, you go to the plant store for new plants.

After about 15-20 days, depending on the condition and health of the plant, you will see new shoots of young leaves.

After about 30 days, you will see the plant’s healthy growth, which can live like a typical potted plant.

At this time, light and humidity conditions do not need to be too tight; also, when you put it, it can live and grow healthy.

After 5-6 months, you can cut the leaves and propagate them to other potted seedlings.

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