Welcome to my plant lover’s guide on how to grow Cebu Blue Pothos! If you’re a fan of unique and stunning plants, then this variety of Epipremnum pinnatum is sure to catch your eye.
With its silvery green-blue leaves, the Cebu Blue Pothos is a real showstopper. And after reading this, check out our Complete Guide on Pothos (including photos and other varieties).
Cebu Blue Pothos Care
Cebu Blue Pothos thrives in medium to bright indirect light. Avoid placing it in direct sunlight, as this can cause leaf burn. Instead, find a spot where it can receive filtered or diffused light throughout the day.
Soil and Watering: The Cebu Blue Pothos prefers moist but well-draining soil. A mixture of potting soil, orchid bark, and perlite provides excellent drainage. Water the plant when the top 1 to 2 inches of soil have dried out, allowing any excess water to drain away. Overwatering can lead to root rot and other problems, so it’s essential to find the right balance.
Humidity: The Cebu Blue Pothos benefits from extra humidity. This can be achieved by placing a humidifier nearby or locating the plant in naturally humid areas such as a bathroom. Regular misting can also help create a more humid environment.
Fertilizer: Feed your Cebu Blue Pothos monthly during the spring and summer using a balanced houseplant fertilizer, but withhold fertilizer in the fall and winter when the plant is dormant.
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Propagating Cebu Blue Pothos
There are two popular methods for propagating this beautiful plant: water propagation and sphagnum moss propagation.
In water propagation, start by taking stem cuttings that have at least two exposed nodes. Place the cuttings in a jar or a glass of clean water, making sure the nodes are submerged. Keep the jar in a warm area with indirect light.
After a few weeks, you should start to see roots forming. Once the roots are about 1 to 2 inches long, you can carefully transfer the cuttings into a well-draining potting mix.
If you prefer sphagnum moss propagation, begin by moistening the moss until it is damp but not soaked. Take your stem cuttings and gently insert them into the moss, making sure the nodes are covered.
Place the moss and cuttings in a plastic bag or cover it with a clear plastic dome to create a humid environment. Keep the moss moist, and within a few weeks, you should notice roots starting to develop. Once the roots are 1 to 2 inches long, you can transplant the cuttings into soil.
- Choose healthy stems with several leaves for the best chances of success.
- Remove any leaves that would be submerged in the water or covered by the moss to prevent rotting.
- Keep the cuttings in a warm area with indirect light to promote root growth.
- When transferring the rooted cuttings to soil, gently pat the potting mix around the roots to secure them.
Common Problems and Solutions
While the Cebu Blue Pothos is generally an easy plant to care for, there are a few common problems that may arise.
1. Yellowing Leaves:
If you notice yellowing leaves on your Cebu Blue Pothos, it could be due to various factors. Too much direct sunlight can cause leaf burn, while underwatering or low humidity levels can lead to dryness. To solve this issue, ensure your plant is placed in medium to bright indirect light and adjust watering and humidity levels accordingly.
2. Wilting or Curled Leaves:
Wilting or curled leaves are often a sign that your Cebu Blue Pothos needs more water. Check the soil moisture level and water the plant thoroughly, allowing excess water to drain away. Be careful not to overwater, as this can lead to root rot.
3. Slow Growth:
If your Cebu Blue Pothos is growing slowly, it may be due to insufficient light. This plant thrives in medium to bright indirect light, so consider moving it to a brighter location or providing supplemental grow lights. Remember to gradually acclimate the plant to new light conditions to prevent leaf burn.
Cebu Blue Pothos Appearance
The Cebu Blue Pothos is truly a one-of-a-kind plant with its mesmerizing silvery blue-green leaves. It adds a touch of elegance and beauty to any space, making it a popular choice among plant lovers. The unique coloration of its foliage sets it apart from other varieties of pothos, making it a standout addition to any plant collection.
How to Repot Cebu Blue Pothos
Repotting your Cebu Blue Pothos is an important step in ensuring its continued growth and vitality. I recommend repotting the plant every year or year and a half to prevent it from becoming root bound.
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Here’s a simple guide on how to repot your Cebu Blue Pothos:
1. Choose a pot that is slightly larger than the current one to provide room for the plant’s roots to grow. Make sure the new pot has good drainage holes to prevent waterlogged soil.
2. Gently remove the plant from its current pot, being careful not to damage the delicate roots. You can loosen the roots by gently massaging the root ball or using a garden fork.
3. Place the Cebu Blue Pothos in the new pot and fill it with a well-draining potting mixture. A mix of potting soil, orchid bark, and perlite works well to ensure proper drainage.
4. After repotting, give your plant a light watering to settle the soil around the roots. Place it in an area with indirect light and avoid direct sunlight, as it can cause leaf burn.
5. Over the next week or two, monitor the plant closely and make sure it is adjusting well to its new pot. Resume regular care routine, including proper lighting, watering, and humidity.
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How do I care for Cebu Blue Pothos?
Cebu Blue Pothos prefers medium to bright indirect light, moist but well-draining soil, and extra humidity. Avoid direct sunlight and water when the top 1 to 2 inches of soil dries out. Fertilize monthly in spring and summer, and watch out for pests like mealybugs and scale.
How do I propagate Cebu Blue Pothos?
There are two methods to propagate this plant: water propagation and sphagnum moss propagation. In water propagation, place stem cuttings in water until roots grow and then transfer them to soil. In sphagnum moss propagation, place cuttings in soaked moss, wait for roots to form, and then transfer to soil.
What are common problems with Cebu Blue Pothos?
Yellowing leaves can be caused by too much light, underwatering, or lack of humidity. Wilting or curled leaves indicate a need for more water, and slow growth is often due to a lack of light. Watch out for pests like mealybugs, scale, and fungus gnats.
Is Cebu Blue Pothos toxic?
Yes, Cebu Blue Pothos is toxic if ingested by humans, cats, or dogs. It contains calcium oxalate crystals and can cause burning and irritation in the mouth, throat, and stomach. Keep it out of reach of pets and small children.
How do I repot Cebu Blue Pothos?
Repotting is recommended every year or year and a half. Choose a slightly larger pot with good drainage. Gently remove the plant from its current pot, place it in the new pot with well-draining soil, water lightly, and provide indirect light. The plant should recover and resume growth.