Lemon Meringue Pothos

A Beginner's Guide to Lemon Meringue Pothos Plant Care | All you Need to Grow

Family: Aracaeae           
Common Name: Lemon Meringue Pothos 
Botanical Name: epipremnum aureum Lemon Meringue  
Live up your home with this zesty Lemon Meringue Pothos! This delightful house plant features bright chartreuse and vibrant green leaves - guaranteed to add a bit of eye-catching zing to your home. It can soften and bring life to any interior space as it grows. And the best part? This highly versatile indoor vine won't take up too much of your headspace!

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Lemon Meringue Pothos thrive most in bright, indirect light. You should put this plant by a window, where it can get filtered sunlight or bright ambient light. Direct sunlight can burn the leaves, so avoid your plant in the harsh, direct sun. To ensure that all the sides of your plant receive the correct amount of light, you should occasionally rotate your plant.


Water the soil of your Lemon Meringue Pothos every 1 to 2 weeks during the spring and summer. Reduce how often you water your plant during the fall and winter months. Don't overwater this plant, as it can lead to root rot. It is better to be underwater than overwater. 


Lemon Meringue Pothos do best in a well-draining potting mix that lets extra water flow easily. A basic soil recipe can include peat moss, perlite, and coarse sand. You should plan to repot your plant every 1-2 years but adjust based on your plant's growth.  


Ideally, Lemon Meringue Pothos do best in temperatures between 65-85°F. The warmer the temperature, the quicker the soil will dry out, so keep this in mind. Remember not to place your plant near windows, doors, or air conditioning units because you don't want your plant exposed to chilly air.  


Like most tropical indoor plants, Lemon Meringue Pothos will benefit from higher humidity but also do fine in average household air. Aim for a humidity level of around 40% to 60%. To increase the humidity levels for your plant, you can group plants, provide them with a pebble tray, mist the leaves regularly, and, if possible, place your plant in a room such as a bathroom or a kitchen. These are all great ways to increase the humidity levels for your plant!  


You should fertilize your Lemon Meringue Pothos every 4 to 6 weeks in the spring and summer. During the fall and winter, you can reduce or pause how often you fertilize this plant. When fertilizing, we suggest you use a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer that contains equal amounts of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium, such as 10-10-10 or 20-20-20.

Growth Rate

When grown indoors, the mature height that a Lemon Meringue Pothos can reach is 6 to 10 feet or even more. It is dependent on the conditions and care it is given. The height of your plant can be extended if you provide a support structure like a trellis or pole, which will help it to climb and grow upward.

Pet Friend or Foe

The Lemon Meringue Pothos is not toxic to pets! Friend! 

Pro Tips

  1. Don't expose your Lemon Meringue Pothos to direct sunlight; it will scorch the leaves. A curtain-filtered window facing east or west is best.
  2. You should carefully wipe the leaves of your plant with a damp cloth. This will help them stay dust-free and keep the plant's vibrant color!
  3. Always watch for pests like mealybugs or spider mites. 
  4. This plant should be repotted every 1-2 years or when the plant becomes root bound. When repotting, use a slightly larger pot and provide new soil! 

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