Golden Pothos Care 101: How to Keep Your Plant Happy & Healthy



A Golden pothos is a great way to add life and beauty to your home. With its attractive heart-shaped leaves that feature green with yellow variegation, this hardy plant makes it simple to bring nature indoors.

To ensure that your Golden pothos stays healthy and looks beautiful all year round, however, several critical aspects of caring  for these plants must be considered– all of which will be explored in more detail throughout this Golden pothos care guide.

Light Requirements

Golden pothos should be placed in bright, indirect light for optimal growth and health (PDF fact sheet). Be careful; direct sunlight can cause leaf sunburn on these plants, so it’s best to keep them out of the direct sun.


Watering your Golden pothos is vital to keeping it healthy and happy. It’s essential to only water the plant when the top inch of soil is dry, as overwatering can cause root rot and other issues.

Temperature and  Humidity

Humidity and temperature are two essential elements to take into account when tending to houseplants. Ideal temperatures for most houseplants, including pothos plants, range from 65-75°F (18-24°C). Most indoor plants prefer high levels of humidity, between 40%-60%.

Potting Soil

On soil for Golden pothos, a few elements should be considered. First, you’ll want soil that is well-draining and light in texture. The best pothos soil mix usually will contain peat moss, perlite, vermiculite, and composted bark or coconut coir.

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