how to care for the neon pothos

Neon Pothos Care Guide

 

Neon pothos leaves up close

 

Neon Pothos care guide

Epipremnom Aureum 'Neon' is found in central and South American rainforests, growing up the trunks of trees. they are a very easy-going, low-maintenance indoor plant, however they do have some preferences that allow them to thrive indoors.

 

 light-

neon pothos can adapt to low light levels and do fine, however, they will thrive in  bright, indirect light is best! if it loses its "neon"-ness, and turns into more of a regular green leaf, it's a sign that the plant isn't getting enough bright light.

water-

first, make sure the pot you are using has a drainage hole in the bottom. this will help drain excess water and prevent root rot. Let the top 1-2" of soil dry out before waterings as the neon pothos likes to be evenly moist, but not soggy. water thoroughly until water comes out of the bottom of the plant every time you water. 

Check out another favorite Epipremnum! The 'Cebu Blue'...

soil-

our pothos all thrive in quick-draining soil high in organic matter that is slightly acidic. we use a mix of peat moss, coco coir, coco coir chunks and perlite. any commercial/store bought soils work just fine.

humidity-

keep humidity levels high, or mist twice a day to prevent leaf tip browning (especially in dry climates). Using a humidifier can be just as effective. 

temperature-

temperature can play a key role in the overall health of your neon pothos. they seem to thrive in room temperatures that range from 72 degrees f and up. they can tolerate as low as 65 degrees but might be a little fussy if you drop below that number. they do adapt fast to their environment. 

common health issues-

a very hardy plant in general with little to no issues at all, there are some issues that are commonly seen indoors listed below. 

over watering:

the most common thing people face with the monstera is that they get brown tips or yellowing of the leaves. this is most likely caused by overwatering.

root rot:

when the leaves start to droop and you notice a fowl sulfur smell coming form the soil, maybe even seeing fungus gnats flying around. this might be the issue. choose a pot that has well draining hole(s) and maintain a constant watering schedule checking the soils moisture weekly. 

pests:

fungus gnats, spider mites, mealy bugs and thrips are probably the most common pest you will encounter. They tend to attack when the plant gets weak or overly stressed out. common signs would be tiny holes, blotchy yellowing of the leaves, and/or fungus gnats flying around.

 

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