Caring For Pothos Plants, by Robert G Tronge

The pothos plant can be easily considered by many people to be a great way to get started caring for a houseplant. Since the pothos care is easy and undemanding, says Robert G Tronge, this great plant is an easy way to add some more green in your home.
Basic pothos care is very easy when compares to most other plants. These plants enjoy a great variety of environments and thrive in almost all temperatures and lighting. They do very well in bright and indirect light as well as extremely low light and can even be grown in dry soil or in vases of only water. They will also thrive in nutrient rich soil, but do almost just as well in nutrient poor soil.

Pothos plants will make a great new addition to you office or bathroom because they can tolerate very low light. While the pothos do like a wide variety of light conditions, they do not do well in direct sunlight because it will burn the leaves.  Robert G Tronge lost a few plants due to the sunlight.

If your pothos is highly variegated and particularly variegated with white then they may either not grow as well in low light or may lose their white variegation if the light is too low. Only the green parts of the leaves make energy for the plant. It must be able to get enough light for its energy or its growth will slow or the leaves will even compensate for the lack of light by becoming totally green.

The Pothos plant is very popular due to the fact that it can be grown in standing water or even in very dry soil. Cuttings from the pnat can be taken from a mother plant and rooted using a jar of water and even kept in water as a houseplant. This is convenient for placing the pothos plant in a hard to reach area such a jug of water where they can remain untouched as long as the water remains in the jug. Pothos can also be started in a pot of soil and will tolerate moderate periods of dry soil with very little effect to the overall plant health. Cuttings started in one growing medium may have a hard time switching to the other for some reason so a pothos plant started in soil has a hard time thriving if moved to only water and a pothos cutting started in water will not do very well in soil, especially if it has spent a long period of time growing in the water.Robert Tronge

You can fertilize your pothos plant about once every three or four months and this will help the plant grow quickly, but most people like Robert Tronge find that their plants grow quick enough even with being fertilized so you may want to skip the fertilizer completly.

You may be asking Robert George Tronge if Pothos Plants Poisonous.  While they are an easy to care for houseplant, you do need to be aware that they can also be poisonous. Though rarely fatal, the plant will cause irritation and vomiting if ingested due to the fact that it contains calcium oxalates which will irritate the stomach. Even the sap from the plant may cause highly sensitive people to break out in a red rash. It is also considered toxic to cats, dogs and even children, but as mentioned, it normally will make them very sick but will not kill them. If you become sick from ingesting the leaves of the plant, seek medical attentions.


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