Do Pothos Like Coffee Grounds? Answered + Benefits & Dangers



 Drinking a cup of coffee in the morning is a popular way to start your day. Over 80% of adults drink coffee daily! It boosts energy, raises alertness, and is a great way to get some beneficial antioxidants in your diet!

If you’ve ever wondered if you could share this magic potion with your Pothos plants (Epipremnum aureum), you can! Coffee has tons of incredible benefits that will make your Pothos thrive.

Nitrogen-Rich Fertilizer

Coffee grounds are an excellent nitrogen source, one of the essential nutrients for healthy and robust plant growth, along with potassium and phosphorus. Also contain magnesium, copper, calcium, zinc, and other trace minerals. 

Helps Balance Soil pH Levels

Coffee is acidic, which means that when you add coffee grounds to the soil of your houseplants, it lowers the soil’s pH level. Like most plants, Pothos like to have a soil pH that is slightly acidic and sits between 6.0 and 6.5².

How To Use Coffee For Pothos

- Use Coffee in Compost - Brew Coffee Grounds Tea - Mix Coffee Grounds Into the Potting Mix - Add It on Top of Your Golden Pothos’ Soil

Dangers of Using Coffee Grounds With Pothos

- Might Turn Soil Acidic - Coffee Grounds May Suffocate Your Pothos - May Increase Fungal Growth - Potential Nitrogen Intoxication

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