Pothos Care Guide


Open your gift and unwrap the container, then carefully follow the instructions below to grow and enjoy a healthy plant.


This plant is an ivy, which can trellis a form but is nonflowering


Display your pothos plant indoors in an area with bright indirect light. If variegated/colored leaves begin to turn solid green, move the plant to a location where it will receive more bright indirect light, which will bring the variegation back to the leaves. Keep away from drafts or sources of direct heat. Temperatures between 65° to 75˚F are ideal.


Water thoroughly, but let plant drain out so there is no standing water in the bottom of the container. Pothos do not like soggy conditions and prefer to dry out between waterings. If the plant starts to collapse or develops black spots on the leaves, it is receiving too much water/moisture.

Pothos Houseplant in Reclaimed Wood

Apply a complete liquid fertilizer monthly or bi-monthly during the growing season, typically spring and summer.

Jackson & Perkins offers a selection of fertilizer & plant care products. We suggest using AlgoPlus fertilizer for the general health and maintenance of your plant.


Wipe leaves with a damp cloth to remove dust.


When your plant has outgrown its current pot, especially if roots are growing out of the drainage holes, transplant in early spring, if possible. With each repotting, increase the pot diameter 1 to 2 inches in size and use fresh, high-quality potting soil. Make sure your new pot has ample drainage holes so the soil can drain properly.

IMPORTANT: Ornamental plant material should not be eaten. Keep away from pets and children.