How Long Do Pothos Live? Answered & Tips to Increase Pothos Lifespan



Understanding what it takes to keep your pothos healthy will help you get the most out of this beautiful houseplant.

We’ll explore everything from care requirements, signs of poor health, how long they take to reach maturity, and more.

Lifespan of Pothos

On average, a healthy pothos plant can live anywhere from 5 to 10 years or more. Although, a variety of elements, such as the environment it inhabits, its well-being, and upkeep, determine how long a pothos may survive.

What Is the Longest Living Pothos?

The longest-living pothos variety is the Golden Pothos (Epipremnum aureum). This variety of pothos can survive longer than 10 years with proper care. It’s also one of the most common types found in homes due to its vibrant green leaves and ease of growth.

Tips for Prolonging Your Pothos Plants  Lifespan

- Provide adequate light levels but not direct sunlight – Water when needed but not too often – Use well-draining soil – Fertilize occasionally during active growing periods – Prune regularly to encourage new growth

Factors Affecting Pothos Lifespan

- Location - Light Exposure - Water Needs and Soil - Temperature Requirements - Humidity Levels - Fertilizer Use - Pruning - Repotting - Pest Control

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