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Pothos sunlight requirements: A complete guide

by Plants for all Seasons 15 Mar 2023 0 Comments

Pothos plants are known for being adaptable and can thrive in various lighting conditions. However, the amount of sunlight a Pothos receives can have an impact on its growth, variegation, and overall health. Here is a complete guide to Pothos sunlight requirements:

  1. Bright, Indirect Light: Pothos plants do best in bright, indirect light. Place your Pothos near a window with a sheer curtain, or in a spot that receives bright but filtered light. Avoid placing the plant in direct sunlight, as this can burn the leaves and cause them to wilt.

  2. Low Light: Pothos plants can tolerate low light conditions, making them ideal for homes with less natural light. While Pothos can survive in low light, it will grow slower and may lose some of its variegation.

  3. Artificial Light: Pothos can also thrive under artificial light. Place the plant near a bright artificial light source, such as a grow light, for at least 10-12 hours a day.

  4. Full Sun: While Pothos can tolerate some direct sunlight, it is not recommended to place the plant in full sun for extended periods. Direct sunlight can cause the leaves to burn and wilt, and can even kill the plant.

  5. Variegated Pothos: Variegated Pothos varieties, such as Golden Pothos or Marble Queen Pothos, require more light than solid green varieties to maintain their variegation. These plants should be placed in bright, indirect light for best results.

In summary, Pothos plants can thrive in a range of lighting conditions, from bright, indirect light to low light or artificial light. Avoid placing the plant in full sun, and keep in mind that variegated varieties may require more light to maintain their coloration. By providing the right amount of light, your Pothos will grow healthy and beautiful foliage.

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