Global Green Pothos

A Beginner's Guide to Global Green Pothos Plant Care | All you Need to Grow!

Family: Araceae
Common Names: Global Green Pothos
Botanical Names: Epipremnum aureum' Global Green'

Imagine your favorite indoor vine upgrading its wardrobe! Check out our new Global Green Pothos with its lovely chartreuse and grass-green variegated leaves. This houseplant is our latest crush, and with good reason. Enjoy this fast-growing, low-maintenance vining houseplant as a centerpiece or an accent for any surface! The Global Green Pothos is a fairly new variety of pothos and is as easy to care for as the Golden Pothos. However, there are a few simple care requirements they need to be happy in your home. 

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Light

Global Green Pothos prefers medium to bright indirect sunlight for at least 6 hours each day but can live in lower light conditions. However, the leaves will be smaller, and the painterly-like leaf color may fade if the light levels remain low for long periods. The vines will also produce fewer leaves and look leggy and bare. When you notice these issues, move your pothos to an area with higher light levels! Place them close to an east or north-facing window, or set them back from a south or west-facing window to avoid the sun's direct rays. Direct sunlight will burn the leaves or cause discoloration. Artificial light will do just fine for them, but the light should shine for at least 8-10 hours a day! Learn about indoor lighting for houseplants!

Water

Water the soil thoroughly after the soil is almost completely dry. It indicates that it needs water when the leaves start wilting. Water more often in the growing season and reduce the frequency during winter. It is best to refrain from watering if you cannot decide if it's time to add more. Larger pothos can live without water for more extended periods, but younger, less established plants need to be watered regularly until their roots have fully developed. When you water your Global Green Pothos, make sure you water it slowly and deeply. You will want to distribute the water throughout the entire root system evenly. Global Green Pothos are not sensitive to tap water, but every few months, you can leach the soil by flushing out salts and minerals that may have accumulated in the soil. Do this by running water through the soil for a few minutes.

 

Soil

Pothos are not picky about the soil they grow in but do best in loose and light nutrient-rich potting soil. Use a soil medium that retains moisture and allows proper drainage 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. If your soil drains too quickly, we recommend re-potting it into a compost-rich soil mixture with fewer drainage materials. Learn how to create your own universal soil mixture for all of your indoor plants!

Temperature

Most average household temperature ranges will be adequate for your Global Green Pothos. However, their growth will cease if they remain in temperatures under 55℉. Prolonged exposure to cold temperatures can be fatal to these tropical indoor vines. Extremely high temperatures (over 90°F) can cause the soil to dry out quickly, requiring you to adjust your watering routine. You will be watering your pothos more frequently when it's hot, and we also recommend providing air circulation to avoid mold, fungus, and pests!

Humidity

As with most tropical indoor plants, Global Green Pothos will benefit from higher humidity levels (over 50%) but will do fine in average household air. If you live in an arid climate or heat your home with forced hot air, you may need to increase the humidity level if you see brown edges forming on the leaves. Learn how to increase the humidity in the air around your indoor plants!

Fertilizer

Global Green Pothos highly benefits from regular fertilizing. Use a weak solution of a complete liquid fertilizer every two weeks throughout the growing season (diluted to ¼ of the recommended strength). Alternatively, you can apply a slow-release fertilizer in the spring that will feed your pothos for many months! 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 once a month, or top dress the soil with worm castings or rich organic compost. Learn how and when to fertilize your houseplants!

Growth Rate

Global Green Pothos is a moderate to fast-grower once established and given proper care and love! Its leaves can grow up to 8" + wide, and the vines can reach 15+' in length. 

Pet Friend or Foe

Global Green is toxic, so please keep it away from small children and pets! Foe!

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Pro Tips

  1. To encourage the foliage to become fuller, trim back foliage. This will prevent the vines from becoming leggy.
  2. Encourage your Global Green Pothos to climb on unexpected structures like staircases and ladders, or use a moss or wood pole for the support!
  3. Rotate your pothos ¼-turn once a week to keep a balanced, full figure.
  4. Wash the leaves every month to deter pests and rinse any dust accumulation!
  5. If you notice white fuzzy spots appearing on your pothos' leaves and stems, this is a sign of mealy bugs. Treat the soil and foliage with diluted neem oil once a week until they disappear. Learn how to use neem oil to prevent and remove pests!
  6. After you trim your pothos, take the cuttings and place them in a vase (with water), and in a few weeks, your cuttings will develop roots! Once the roots reach 1-2" in length, plant the cuttings into the soil to create a new plant!
  7. Find out the do’s and don’ts for your new indoor plants!
  8. Pinch back new growth in the spring and summer with your fingers or garden scissors to encourage new growth.

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