So, what do you do with your Pothos and Philodendrons? How do you take care of them? What variety of them do you have? What does it need to grow, survive, and thrive?
Today we’re going to go over all of that, so keep on reading. We’ll start with what kind of Pothos and Philodendron do you own?
Get ready for a good read today, because we’re going over pretty much everything you need to know about growing your Pothos and Philodendrons!
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Furthermore, it should also be noted that there are hundreds of variegations of both Pothos and Philodendrons, I included only 10 of each because they are the most likely ones that you may have.
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Now that you have identified what variegation you possess, how do you take care of them?
Although Pothos and Philodendrons are different plant species from completely different families, they do share a lot of the same needs for care.
Both Pothos and Philodendrons prefer bright, but indirect sunlight. Placing your plants in direct sun can cause their leaves to brown or burn, which you don’t want of course. Both can also tolerate low light areas, but if you want to see some serious growth, then put them where they can receive lots of indirect sunlight.
First of all, this goes without saying that for many houseplants, and I’m sure you’ve heard it before; the common killer for many houseplants is loving them too much and giving them too much water. There’s really no set schedule for when to water them, you have to tell by how damp their soil is.
So, stick your finger at least 2 inches into their soil, if you feel moisture, leave them alone. If the soil is dry, then water the plants thoroughly until water is dripping from the drainage hole of the pot (and make sure it completely finishes dripping, or else you put your plant at risk of getting root rot).
Also, a trick I learned (maybe not a trick, just something I’ve caught on to), is that the smaller pot you have your plant living in, then the more likely you will need to water it. Simply because smaller pots can’t retain as much soil, which can’t retain as much water.
I propagate every single plant I own. Propagating is the easiest way to obtain a very large number of plants for free. Who doesn’t love free plants? Therefore you get an unlimited supply of free plants, from buying only one.
Typically, I propagate my plants once their vines start getting a little out of control or messy.
But just how do you propagate Pothos and Philodendrons though? It is extremely easy honestly. It’s the same technique for both plants which makes it even easier to learn.
What you’ll need to start propagating:
So, I especially love propagating my Pothos and Philodendrons because of how simple it is and how quick of growers they are once rooted. Above all, once you have a lush new plant, you can gift it to a friend! (in turn, they come to this article because they’ve somehow obtained one of these as I mentioned earlier).
With the proper care and attention, you shouldn’t have to worry about dealing with pests and bugs on your plants all that often, but, people are human and sometimes it’s just out of our
Some pests to watch out for on your plants include: mealybugs, scales, spider mites, and aphids. The best way to deal with them is taking steps to prevent them before they even get to your plants.
Furthermore, I personally try to avoid using any sort of name brand insecticide just because I’m extremely worried that my plants might react harshly to it, so, to the best of my ability, I stick to home-brewed options that I know what is in it that I’m giving to my plants.
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