If you are looking for a plant that’s easy to care for but still adds beauty and life to your home, then The Baltic Blue Pothos could be the perfect leafy friend for your home!
This plant is known for its unique foliage and can grow well both indoors and outdoors in bright light. Plus, our Pothos requires minimal care and will give you years of enjoyment.
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About Baltic Blue Pothos
The Baltic Blue Pothos, or Epipremnum pinnatum ‘Baltic Blue,’ is a much-loved cultivar noted for its unique fenestrated leaves (those with holes). These fenestrations appear early, usually within the first year of the plant’s life.
The fenestrations give the leaves a unique shape that makes them look like little cutouts. They are medium to dark green or greenish blue.
The Baltic Blue pothos is perfect for small spaces and apartments—it grows quickly and can be trained to grow in different ways, giving you as much or as little greenery as you’d like. If you want to save on your bill but still want to improve your indoor air quality, this plant is just what you need!
Baltic Blue Pothos Care
Noted for its low care requirements, it makes for a beginner-friendly addition to the home. Prospective gardeners need not worry too much and only treat it as they would any other Pothos.
It prefers moderate to bright indirect light. If you want to keep it alive and thriving, avoid direct sunlight.
These plants tend to become leggy and stunted when grown in low-light conditions.
The soil should be well-draining but not overly dry. A mix of peat moss and perlite makes for a healthy growing environment. You can add orchid bark to prevent the soil from becoming dense over time and provide additional drainage properties.
Watering is the most important part of keeping a Pothos alive. Over-watering can kill it, so make sure to only water when the soil has dried out somewhat.
To determine this, stick your finger into the soil and remove it. If no moisture is left on your finger after you take it out, it’s time to water!
Related: How Often to Water Pothos
Temperature and Humidity
The ideal temperature range for a Baltic Blue Pothos is between 60-80 degrees Fahrenheit. It can survive in lower temperatures, but it may not thrive.
Humidity should be around 50%, which means that you should water your plant with room-temperature water rather than cold or hot water, as this can shock the roots and cause problems down the line.
The time to fertilize a Baltic Blue Pothos is in spring and summer. If you use a high-phosphorus fertilizer, it’s best to apply it once every month. You can also use an all-purpose fertilizer at half-strength.
Avoid fertilizing in the winter, as it can cause the Pothos to grow too quickly and become stunted.
It is important to prune your Baltic Blue Pothos regularly. You should do so every few months when the plant is actively growing (usually in spring and summer). Use sharp scissors to cut off any dead leaves, as they will not regenerate themselves. If you want to propagate new plants from your existing ones, then simply take some stem cuttings at this time.
Potting and Repotting Baltic Blue Pothos
Check if the roots are starting to come out of the drainage holes; repot if they are. Unnecessary potting and repotting can stress the plant, so only do this if you are absolutely sure it needs to be done.
Spring through summer is the best time to repot your Pothos. This is when it’s actively growing and will be able to adapt more easily to its new pot.
How to Repot (Step-by-Step)
- Remove the Pothos from its old pot and place it on a clean surface.
- Use your trowel to loosen the soil around the base until you can see some roots beginning to show.
- Cut away any damaged roots with pruning shears.
- Add soil to the new pot until it’s filled halfway up to the brim.
- Dig a hole in the center of this layer of soil that’s big enough to fit your pothos root ball.
- Place the pothos root ball into the hole, then cover it with more soil until it’s level with the rim of your pot.
- Tamp down gently as you go to ensure that there are no air pockets in between layers.
- Water thoroughly so that water drains out through the bottom holes in your pot.
Propagating Baltic Blue Pothos by Cuttings (Step-by-Step)
If you want to grow more Baltic Blue Pothos plants from your existing ones, you can do so by taking cuttings. This is a good way to propagate certain species of Pothos that are difficult to grow from seed. Cuttings are also a great way to get multiple plants without having to spend money on new ones.
You can take cuttings from any part of your pothos plant, as long as it has some leaves attached. The optimal time to take cuttings is in the spring or summer months when your plant is actively growing.
- Cut off the tip of a healthy stem with leaves. Make sure there are at least two leaf nodes on it (the point where new leaves emerge).
- Dip the end of your cutting into rooting hormone before planting it in a moist, well-draining potting soil mixture (perlite, vermiculite, or peat moss).
- Place your pothos cutting in a warm spot that receives bright indirect light throughout the day but does not get direct sunlight.
- Water once or twice per week until you see roots growing from.
Related: How to Propagate Pothos Plants
Baltic Blue Pothos are not known to flower indoors. They are primarily grown for their foliage.
Baltic Blue Pothos is toxic to dogs, cats, and humans. Ingestion of the plant can cause vomiting, diarrhea, and stomach pain.
NOTE: This page is not intended as a substitute for veterinary advice. The toxicity of an ingested substance varies depending on the amount ingested, the animal’s weight, and its sensitivity to specific allergens. Contact your veterinarian or local animal poison control center immediately if you think your pet may have ingested a toxic substance.
Mealybugs are the most common pest of Pothos. If you see white cottony masses on your plant, it likely has mealybugs. You can treat them with rubbing alcohol and water or insecticidal soap spray.
Scale insects are small, hard-shelled creatures that attach themselves to your plant’s leaves. They can be difficult to spot with the naked eye, so you may have to use a magnifying glass or hand lens to find them. If you do see scale insects on your Pothos, spray them with a mild horticultural oil according to the label directions.
Spider Mites are the most common pests you’ll find on pothos plants. They are tiny, brown insects that spin webs and suck plant juices from the leaves of your Pothos. The best way to control these pests is by using insecticidal soap. Spray it directly on the leaves until they are wet but not dripping off droplets.
- Placing under harsh sunlight
- Using poorly drained potting mediums
- Fertilizing during dormancy
No Fenestration on the Leaves
Baltic Blue Pothos is cultivated primarily for the shape of its leaves. Sometimes, the leaves don’t form fenestrations but remain whole, causing concern. In most cases, this is because of a lack of sunlight. Place your Pothos somewhere brighter, and it should begin to develop grooves over time.
Brown leaves or brown spots are a sign of a lack of moisture or underwatering. Increase humidity around the plant by using a humidifier and increase water cadence slightly.
Leggy growth can be caused by too little light, but it is usually a sign that the Pothos has been underfed. Give it more fertilizer, and make sure to water thoroughly.
Related: Underwatered vs Overwatered Pothos