Eddie The Pothos

GOLDEN POTHOS CARE GUIDE 

Also known as the Epipremnum aureum are native to the Solomon Islands, Polynesian Islands and South East Asia. 

LIGHTING 

Eddie the pothos is very easy going. He will be happy in the sun and shade. To keep his variegation, place him in bright indirect light. Eddie will also tolerate lower lighting conditions which makes him an excellent winter houseplant.

WATERING 

Check his soil once every week and only water when the first two inches of soil are dry. Eddie the pothos would prefer to dry out a little before his next watering. He is a drought tolerant plant and will forgive the forgetful waterer. In the winter Eddie may only need watering twice a month. 

HUMIDITY 

Eddie the pothos prefers a humid environment. Regular misting or using a humidifier will help his foliage stay hydrated.

TEMPERATURE 

The perfect indoor temperature for Eddie is between 15-29 ºC as long as the indoor temperature doesn't dip lower than 15°C Eddie will be happy.

FERTILISER 

Fertilise every 2 weeks in the months from March-September. Do not fertilise in the winter months.

REPOTTING 

Eddie is a fast grower and may need to be repotted once every 12-18 months. Look for signs that he has outgrown his nursery pot. Check the bottom of the pot for roots sticking out the bottom.

TROUBLESHOOTING YOUR POTHOS

 Crispy brown edges - The leaf tips may turn brown/crispy if the air is too dry. Lightly mist the Pothos every week or so to help his moisture levels. Be sure to keep Eddie away from any radiators that could dry out his foliage further.

 

 Lower yellow leaves - In most cases this is completely normal. The lower leaves may turn yellow and fall off when Eddie is trying to push through new growth.  

 

 Yellow leaves -  There are a few reasons that Eddie could turn yellow. One of the main reasons is caused by overwatering. Feel the soil before watering, to make sure the first 2 inches are completely dry before watering again. Another common reason is that Eddie is getting too much sunlight. The Pothos can tolerate low and bright light but not direct sunlight. Direct light may burn his leaves.

OUR TOP 3 CARE TIPS 

Top tip 1: Eddie is one of the easiest and most popular houseplants to be propagated. Check out our pruning and propagation blog for more information. Propagating season is March-September.

Top tip 2: To keep Eddie’s vegetation, keep him in brighter light.

Top tip 3: Wipe the dust from Eddie’s leaves with a damp cloth weekly, to keep his foliage fresh.