Common Name: Baltic Blue Pothos
Botanical Name: Epipremnum pinnatum 'Baltic Blue'
Here is another must-have-now pothos for anyone who loves fast-growing, easy-care indoor plants! The Baltic Blue Pothos (Epipremnum pinnatum) is similar to the Cebu Blue Pothos. Still, its leaves are slightly darker green and develop fenestrations (lobes) on their leaves much sooner than the Cebu Blue Pothos. This indoor vine needs very little attention from you; water it when the soil is dry and provide it with bright indirect sunlight. Don't forget to fertilize this aggressive grower when you notice new leaves forming! Try staking your Epipremnum pinnatum, as this may help the leaves develop lobes and become larger. Learn how to easily care for your Baltic Blue Pothos!
Baltic Blue Pothos prefers medium to bright indirect sunlight but can live in lower light conditions. However, the leaves will be smaller, and the vines will become leggy if the light is not bright enough. Epipremnum will keep their vibrant color defined if they receive more than 4 hours of indirect sunlight each day. If your space is light-challenged, try using LED (light-emitting diode) lights as a supplement light source. Avoid setting your pothos in the sun's direct rays as their leaves will burn! Soft morning sunlight is all right, but only for a few hours while the sun’s rays are gentle.
Baltic Blue Pothos love loose nutrient-rich potting soil. Use a soil medium that can retain moisture but also allows for draining excess water to avoid root rot. Most pre-mixed soils will suffice. Make sure that there is plenty of organic matter, like coco-coir, peat moss, or shredded leaves, and avoid soils that contain moisture retaining crystals. The soil should also contain materials such as pumice wood chips, or coarse sand that is mixed evenly throughout the soil mixture. This will create tiny air pockets that aid in proper drainage and allow for healthy root development! If your soil drains too quickly, we recommend re-potting your Silver Vines into a compost-rich soil mixture with fewer drainage materials. Learn how to create your universal soil mixture for all your indoor plants!
Water the soil thoroughly after the soil is almost completely dry. When the leaves first show signs of wilting, is the best time to add water. Make sure you add the water slowly and evenly making sure that all the soil can absorb the water! Water more often in the growing season and reduce the frequency during winter. If the soil becomes compacted, soak the entire root system (root ball) in a bucket of water for 10 minutes to help loosen up the soil. A great way to test the soil for dryness is to pick up the plant; if it feels very light, it is most likely time to water it! You will need to water more often during the summer, or if your Baltic Blue Pothos is living in a space that is consistently warm or hot. Make sure to check the soil for dryness every few days and water accordingly as you can never rely on a schedule!
Most average household temperature ranges will be adequate for these indoor vines. However, if they remain in temperatures under 55℉, the cold air will stunt their growth. Prolonged exposure to cold temperatures can be fatal to these tropical indoor plants. Ideal temperatures for epipremnum are between 65-80°F. The warmer the temperature, the more likely your pothos will develop new foliage, but the quicker the soil will dry out, so keep this in mind. It is also a good idea to ensure good air circulation as stagnant air can cause fungal problems and invite pests to make a home on damaged and diseased foliage!
As with most tropical indoor plants, pothos will benefit from higher humidity (50% -60%) but will do fine in average household air. Learn how to increase the humidity for your houseplants!
Baltic Blue Pothos highly benefits from regular fertilizing. Use a weak solution of a complete liquid fertilizer every two weeks throughout the growing season. Do not fertilize during the winter months. Sometimes your indoor plants will grow all year long. If this is the case, fertilize them during this time with a ¼-strength diluted liquid fertilizer every 4 weeks, or top dress the soil with worm castings or nutrient-rich compost. Learn more about how and when to fertilize your indoor plants!
Baltic Blue Pothos are fast-growing indoor vines and can reach lengths of 12’+ when grown properly and given optimal care! Periodically prune back the vines to keep your pothos full and prevent leggy vines.
Pet Friend or Foe
Baltic Blue Pothos are toxic to pets. Foe!
- Do not forget to water these plants! They will let you know they need water when their leaves start to wilt, or worse, start to turn yellow!
- Encourage the leaves to develop lobes by providing access to over 6 hours of indirect light each day!
- Take your trimmings after you prune your Baltic Blue Pothos and place them in the water! They will look beautiful while they develop roots. You can plant the rooted cuttings in the soil to grow a new plant!
- Increase the odds of successfully propagating pothos by planting 5-6 rooted cuttings (or more) into a 4” diameter nursery pot as a few might not survive when transplanted into the soil.