How to Fix an Over – Watered Pothos Plant

Had someone take care of plants while on vacation. Overwatered. Let dry completely and started regular watering. Still losing mostly new growth. Leaves turning yellow.


Friends watering our houseplants for us do tend to kill them with kindness! Try taking your pothos out of the pot. Get rid of all of the wet soil. Cut off any roots that seem soft, soggy, and not firm. Allow your plant to sit out bare root over night and dry out. Re-pot the plant into a small container only an inch or two larger that the root ball. Be sure there are drip holes in the bottom. Water sparingly because the roots are very vulnerable to root rot at this point. You will continue to lose leaves for a while. The important thing is to start getting new leaves. Do not feed the plant until new leaves develop. There is a product called SuperThrive that you read about in the Glossary of the website. It does wonders for plants under stress.

Superthrive: HousePlant Care Product