Pothos / Devils Ivy Care 101

With a trailing, vine-like habit, attractive heart-shaped leaves, an ability to thrive in low light and humidity while withstanding neglect for long periods of time, pothos is the perfect plant for people too busy for houseplants (but who really want the beauty of houseplants).

Grow pothos in a container that rests on a bookshelf or ledge, or in a hanging container so that it’s superior cascading habit can be appreciated. This beauty can grow endlessly long in the right conditions.


Thrives in medium to low indirect light. Not suited for intense, direct sun.


Water every 1–2 weeks, allowing soil to dry out between waterings. Expect to water more often in brighter light and less often in lower light.


Yes, this plant is toxic to pets. So keep somewhere your furry friend is unlikely to munch on it. 

Sad Plant Signs

Wilting plant or curling leaves, dry potting mix: Underwatered

Yellowing leaves, black stems: Overwatered

Hot tip

The Pothos can be easily propagated in water, just make sure to include a node or multiple on your cuttings.


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