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.
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
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