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The Hawaiian Pothos: A Complete Guide and Care Tips
As a garden blogger, I am always on the lookout for new and interesting plants to add to my collection.
Recently, I came across the Hawaiian pothos plant, and I was immediately captivated by its beauty.
What is a Hawaiian Pothos?
The Hawaiian pothos plant (Epipremnum pinnatum ‘Cebu Blue’) is a climbing vine that belongs to the Araceae family.
It is native to Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands but has become popular in gardens all over the world due to its unique blue-green leaves.
The plant gets its name from its heart-shaped leaves that are attached to long, thin stems which can grow up to 10 feet long.
The leaves are usually around 6 inches long and 4 inches wide.
How Do You Care for a Hawaiian Pothos Plant?
Caring for a Hawaiian pothos plant is relatively easy as it does not require too much attention.
Here are some care tips:
- Light: This plant prefers bright but indirect light.
Direct sunlight can cause leaf burn or damage.
- Watering: Water your pothos when the top inch of soil feels dry.
The soil should be moist but not waterlogged as this can cause root rot.
- Fertilizer: Feed your plant once every two weeks during spring and summer with an all-purpose liquid fertilizer diluted according to package instructions
- Potting Soil:Hawaiian potho needs well-draining soil mix with peat moss, perlite/vermiculite mix, and organic matter.
- Temperature: Hawaiian pothos plant thrives in temperatures between 65°F to 85°F (18°C to 29°C).
Keep it away from cold drafts.
Propagation of Hawaiian Pothos Plant
Hawaiian pothos plant can be propagated through stem cuttings or a leaf cutting.
- Stem Cuttings: Choose a healthy stem with at least two leaves, cut just below the node and place it in water or potting soil mix until new roots develop.
- Leaf Cuttings:Cut off a leaf near the stem base with at least an inch of petiole length.
Dip the petiole end into rooting hormone powder and place it in water or potting soil mix until new roots develop.
Pests and Diseases Associated with Hawaiian Pothos Plant
The Hawaiian pothos plant is susceptible to pests such as spider mites, mealybugs, scale insects that feed on its foliage causing yellowing or browning of leaves.
It is also prone to fungal diseases like root rot due to overwatering.
To prevent pest infestations, ensure you inspect your plants regularly for signs of damage.
You can wash them off under running water or use insecticidal soap spray for control if needed.
The Benefits of Growing a Hawaiian Pothos Plant
- The beautiful blue-green foliage adds color and texture to any room decor making them ideal houseplants for beginners who wish to add life in their apartments but don’t have much time for maintenance.
- Hawaiian potho removes toxins from indoor air making it a natural air purifier thereby improving air quality and reducing stress levels.
- They are low maintenance plants that can survive in most indoor conditions if provided with proper light, water, and temperature requirements.
In conclusion, the Hawaiian pothos plant is an easy-to-care-for houseplant that adds beauty and color to any room decor.
With proper care tips like adequate watering, fertilizing, propagation techniques such as stem or leaf cutting along with preventive pest control measures; anyone can enjoy growing this wonderful plant.
Its benefits of improving indoor air quality make it ideal for those living in apartments or homes without access to outdoor gardens.