Additional Plant Care
Golden pothos plants can be spread by cutting off pieces of their stems. To make more plants, cut a piece of a healthy plant's stem with a few leaves and nodes. Cut the stem just below a node and remove any leaves from the bottom of the cut stem. Put the cutting in a jar of water and make sure that the nodes are submerged. Put the jar in a bright but indirect light, and change the water every few days to keep it from getting stale. After a few weeks, roots should start to grow. When the roots are a few inches long, you can move the cutting to soil that drains well. You can also plant the cutting in soil instead of water, making sure to keep the soil moist until roots grow. You can also spread golden pothos plants by dividing them, but this works best with older plants.
Golden pothos is considered toxic to humans and pets if ingested, since it contains calcium oxalate crystals, which can cause irritation and discomfort if chewed or swallowed. If a person or pet ingests any part of the golden pothos, they may experience symptoms such as mouth and throat irritation, burning sensation, swelling, difficulty swallowing, and potentially vomiting. If ingestion occurs, it is recommended to rinse the mouth with water and seek medical attention, especially if severe symptoms develop or if a large amount of the plant has been consumed. It's also important to keep the plant out of the reach of children and pets to prevent accidental ingestion.
Golden pothos plants are easy to take care of and grow, and they don't need to be repotted very often. But if your pothos plant has grown too big for its pot or if the soil is old and worn out, it's time to move it. When it's actively growing, in the spring or early summer, is the best time to repot a pothos plant. To repot a golden pothos, use potting mix that drains well and a pot that is 2 inches bigger than the current pot. Gently take the plant out of its current pot, loosen the roots, and put it in the new pot. Fill the pot up to about an inch from the top with soil. Give the plant a lot of water and put it where it will get bright, indirect light.
Golden pothos plants are relatively easy to prune and care for. Start by cutting off any yellow or brown leaves with clean, sharp scissors or pruning shears. Yellow or brown leaves can be signs of disease or old age. You can also cut back any thin or straggly stems to make the plant grow bigger and fuller. If the plant has long vines, you can cut them to the length you want and then plant the cuttings in water or soil to make more plants. To get the vines to grow bushier, it's also a good idea to pinch off any new growth at the tips. Make sure to clean your tools between cuts, just like you do when you prune, to stop diseases from spreading. Overall, regular pruning of golden pothos plants will keep them healthy and help them grow in a fuller, more vibrant way.
Golden pothos plants are easy to take care of and don't need fertilizer very often. It is best to fertilize them when they are growing, which is usually between spring and summer. You can use a 20-20-20 ratio of water-soluble fertilizer that has been diluted to half its strength. Depending on what the package says, you can use the fertilizer every two to four weeks. It is important not to give your Golden Pothos too much fertilizer because it can cause salt to build up in the soil, which can hurt the plant. Always give your plant a lot of water before and after you fertilize it to make sure the nutrients get spread out evenly in the soil.
Golden pothos plants, which are also called devil's ivy, are known for being hardy and able to grow well in a wide range of conditions. They like soil that drains well and has a lot of organic matter. For good drainage, mix equal parts of potting soil, peat moss, and perlite or coarse sand to make a good soil mix for golden pothos plants. Adding some organic fertilizer to the soil mix can also help the plant get the nutrients it needs. Overall, the best type of soil for golden pothos plants is one that is loose, drains well, and can hold water without getting too wet.