Sumatra Pothos

Sumatra Pothos

Coco Vintage. Lush leaves gush down gracefully from its perch. From the jungles of the South Pacific Islands, the Sumatra Pothos is a treasure that doesn't go out of fashion. submit arrow

Half and half

Half and half

Sumatra Pothos like moderate light but adapt well to low light conditions. Just be sure to avoid placing it in direct sunlight.

A variegated pothos may lose its variegation when placed in low-light conditions. Since only the green parts of the leaves can make energy, the leaves will compensate for the lack of light by turning more green. Pale leaves that turn yellowish in color could indicate that your plant is getting too much light.

It likes to dry out between waterings

It likes to dry out between waterings

The best way to water it is to give it a generous watering until liquid runs out of the drainage hole. Wipe up drained water because the plant doesn't like wet feet and this can cause root rot.

Let the top layer of soil dry out between waterings.

Poke your finger into the soil to test its moisture level. If the top few inches of the soil are dry to the touch, proceed with watering. If you can feel moisture, wait before watering. The aim is to keep the lower level of soil moist but not soggy. It’s a bit of experimenting to get to the right balance but don’t worry, you’ll get it after a bit of trial and error.

Start with roughly twice a week. More in the hot, summer months, less in the monsoon and cooler seasons.

Spa day, once a month

Spa day, once a month

1. Cut off yellow leaves, snipping closely to the stem.

2. Poke holes in the soil with a chopstick to aerate it and and give it extra breathing room. Sprinkle a tablespoon of vitamins in the soil and massage in.

3. Shine its leaves with a damp cloth, gently removing any dust. Front and back. This not only makes your plant look nicer but also helps it to soak in light more easily.

4. Spin it around to make sure its leaves are sunned evenly as it tends to grow towards sunlight.

6. Clean your cork mat with water and a bit of soap if needed.

Common questions

Why are my Sumatra Pothos leaves turning yellow?

Typically, pothos leaves yellow because of improper soil moisture. In particular, overwatering. Only water the plant when the top 25% of its pot has dried out, and make sure water seeps out through a drainage hole. Never allow a pothos to have “wet feet,” or lingering wet soil in the bottom of the pot.

Why are my Sumatra Pothos leaves wilting?

If the leaves are wilting or turning brown, you should water the plant more often.

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