Pothos Sunburn: 7 Steps to Save Your Sunburned Plant



Pothos is often recommended for houseplant beginners due to its hard-to-kill nature. But it can still get sunburnt and die.

You might think pothos sunburn only has to do with the lighting, but you’ll also need to look at some other factors for your plant to recover.

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Steps to Save a Sunburnt Pothos

Change Locations

First, remove the plant from the location that caused the sunburn. Then, find a better place with bright indirect light.


Remove Damaged Leaves and Vines

You’ll want to remove the burnt pothos leaves. As the dead leaves will not recover and look healthy again. But be careful to remove only a few leaves, as the plant still needs to be able to photosynthesize.


Inspect Soil and Water or Mist

Exposure to direct sunlight for extended periods can also dry out your plants’ soil. Use your finger to check soil moisture to a depth of 2-3″ inches, or use a moisture meter to probe deeper.


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