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  • Writer's pictureRachelle Ford

Pothos and Scindapsus Plant Care Cheat Sheet

Both the commonly known pothos (epipremnum varieties) and the less well known sister plant, the scindapsus, are wonderful staples to filling a home with traveling greenery.

Lighting: This plant can handle 3-4 hours of direct sunlight touching the foliage. These are considered lower light tolerant plants but will be grateful and can handle bright indirect light. To maintain the plant's size, a minimum of 100 FC is required, but for good growth, you want around 200 FC.

Watering: This plant likes to dry out at least 2/3 of the way between watering. It prefers to dry most of the way out, and the leaves will begin to droop when they are ready to be watered.


This quick cheat sheet is meant to give you tips and tricks for how to best care for your plant. All of the information above is based on my personal experience and advice with houseplants and the lighting requirements are a reference from Daryl Chang of House Plant Journal.

*FC is lighting measured in Foot Candles and requires a light meter to get an accurate reading.

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