Identify and How to Care for of Unknown Plant
I recently received this large house plant. However, I have no idea what it is or how to care for it. Please help!
Your plant is called a Golden Pothos plant.
It likes medium light but no direct sun.
Water a pothos plant well and then allow the top 50% of the soil to dry out before watering again. Over-watering is almost the only way to kill a pothos. Bright yellow leaves appearing after you water indicates that the plant has gotten too dry before you watered it. New growth and older leaves turn black when a pothos plant is over-watered. I usually let mine droop just a little before watering.
Fertilize pothos plants every two weeks in the spring and summer when the plant is actively growing and monthly in the fall and winter. Use a basic well-balanced plant food diluted to ½ the recommended strength.
Pothos plants do well in temperatures between 55° and 80°. If temperatures drop below 45°, a pothos plant stops growing and the leaves turn black.
You can read all my care tips in the Popular Houseplant section of the website.
These plants are considered poisonous and should be kept away from pets and children. Read more about common houseplants that are poisonous in Don’t Feed Me To Your Cat! A Guide to Poisonous Houseplants.