Why Does a Pothos Plant Get Yellow Leaves

Why are the leaves on my pothos plant turning yellow? How can I fix this?


Pale yellow leaves on pothos plant

Pothos Plant With Yellow Leaves

Yellow leaves on a pothos plant are usually the result of a watering problem. Water well and then allow the top 50% of the soil to dry out before watering again. Over-watering is the main reason a pothos plant dies

New growth and older leaves turn pale yellow and may get black leaf tips when a pothos is over- watered which causes root rot.  Bright yellow leaves indicate that the soil has gotten too dry before you watered it.

Your plant looks like it is over- watered. Get rid of all the wet soil and allow the plant to lay out bare root over- night. Use fresh. loose soil and re-pot in a small container with drip holes in the bottom. Place in medium light and don’t water until the leaves become soft and droop a little.

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