Welcome to this article that will be talking about watering a pothos plant. There is no real secret to the best way of going about doing this. We strive for the soil to be somewhat damp at all times.
Keeping it this way there is no secret measurement you can use. Instead, we just need to look at the soil and water it in small amounts. This makes it easier to not overwater or underwater the soil. Two things could definitely harm the plant a lot otherwise.
Follow along here and we will together learn even more about the wonderful house plant that is the pothos. For us, one of the most beginner friendly to start out with. Relatively low maintenance and a great decoration for your house.
How Often Should I Water A Pothos
As we said at the beginning of the article here, there is no secret technique to watering a pothos plant. We just want the soil to be kept damp at all times. This has proven to be the best environment for the pothos to be growing in.
It keeps the roots happy and they will have enough oxygen running through the soil, keeping the soil healthy and of course the plant healthy as well. But there is such a thing as overwatering or underwatering the pothos plant of course.
When the soil has been overwatered this will be shown by the plant turning brown and black in color. The roots are currently being drowned as they can’t get access to enough oxygen. To counter this we first need to be more careful watering the plant of course, but placing the plant in a sunny spot will help a lot.
The extra sunlight it might receive will help dry out the soil quickly and if we are lucky, it could even save the plant. But not that when the plant has leaves that are turning black then the progress has already gone too far sometimes.
On the other hand, the soil could have been under water. This will often halt the growth of the plant and cause the leaves to turn crispy and brown. Not a good look at all for the plant. Luckily this is generally speaking a little bit easier to fix than when the plant has been overwatered.
We often recommend that you just water the plant in smaller amounts instead and don’t stop until the soil is somewhat damp. This will mitigate any issues down the line with growing the pothos plant.
Would you like to learn more about how to grow a pothos plant faster? In this article we are discussing just that, Grow Pothos Faster.
How Do I Know When My Pothos Needs Water
Knowing when a plant needs more water is a useful thing to learn when gardening. If there is not enough water then the growth will slow down and the plant might even die if this is going on for too long.
But there with the pothos plant, you will quickly see when the plant wants water. As soon as the leaves are starting to dry out and become crispy then we need to water the soil.
That almost goes across the board in gardening, crispy, and dried-up leaves will indicate there is not enough water in the soil for the roots. But looking at the soil is also very important of course.
We have time and time again said in this article that the soil should be kept somewhat damp for the plant to have the best possible environment to be growing in. Keeping that up will ensure you have a healthy pothos plant at home.
Are you curious about the pothos leaves growing back or not? In this article, we will be discussing just that, Do Pothos Leaves Grow Back.
How Often To Water Pothos In Summer
Watering a pothos plant in the summer can be slightly easier than doing it in the winter, perhaps not if you are keeping it indoors. The same temperature and moisture in the air will usually be the same.
Nonetheless, the same guideline applies here for watering the plant. We strive for the soil to be kept somewhat damp at all times. This will provide important nutrients for the plant but also won’t hinder oxygen from coming into the soil.