Looking to grow some beautiful plants inside your home? The Cebu Blue Pothos is one of the easiest houseplants to maintain. This beautiful plant has striking foliage with thin leaves that have a silvery greenish-blue color, producing gorgeous results in any room with bright light (even rooms without much natural light).
Here you can learn all about this plant and how best to handle it. You can read about how it is grown, how to care for it, and even how to propagate your own pothos plants from cuttings!
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About Cebu Blue Pothos
The Cebu Blue Pothos (Epipremnum pinnatum ‘Cebu Blue’) is a tropical plant that grows in the Philippines and other parts of Asia. This variety has beautiful blue-green leaves with silver edges.
Cherished for its gorgeous foliage and easy-going nature, it’s a standout, even among other Pothos. The leaves are heart-shaped and grow on wiry stems that can reach up to 2 feet in length. It has a cascading habit and will cascade down the sides of its container if it’s not supported with a trellis, stake, or another support system.
Young Cebu Blue Pothos can be left to their own devices and treated as hanging plants whose stems cascade down the side of their containers. However, as they age, their growth habit turns vigorous, and they will need support like a trellis or stake to keep them from flopping over. If you want to keep the plant small and bushy, prune off stems that grow beyond their container.
Cebu Blue Pothos Care
It’s easy to cultivate indoors and doesn’t require much maintenance, making it one of the most popular houseplants around. As long as you provide this beauty with some TLC, it will reward you with lush green foliage and a stunning variegated color pattern. Here are some tips to keep it happy:
Cebu Blue Pothos likes bright, indirect light. Avoid positioning it near windows that receive direct sun or heat because this can cause leaf burn and discoloration.
A sunny, south-facing window is ideal if possible. Unlike some other varieties of Pothos, this one doesn’t handle being in deep shade all that well and needs a fair bit of light to thrive.
Cebu Blue Pothos is tolerant of a wide range of soil types but prefers something that drains easily. A light, well-draining potting mix works best. It also needs plenty of moisture when growing but can tolerate drought conditions once established.
When watering your Cebu Blue Pothos, allow the top inch or so of soil to dry out before giving it more water. If your plant looks wilted and droopy (or if its leaves turn brown), this is a sign that you need to provide more moisture.
Related: Underwatered vs Overwatered Pothos
Temperature and Humidity
Cebu Blue Pothos is a tropical plant that likes warm, humid conditions. It can tolerate temperatures as low as 50 degrees Fahrenheit (10 degrees Celsius) but will do best if kept between 60 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. A humidifier in your home will help keep the air moist and comfortable for your plant.
Cebu Blue Pothos does not need frequent fertilizing. Feed your plant once every two months during the growing season (March through September). Use a slow-release fertilizer for best results.
Avoid fertilizing in the winter.
Cebu Blue Pothos is a fast-growing plant that needs to be pruned regularly. You can cut the stems back to the base of the plant or pinch off individual leaves as they reach their full size. The best time to prune is when your plant is actively growing, usually in Spring and Summer.
Related: Neon Pothos: Growing and Care Guide
Potting and Repotting Cebu Blue Pothos
It’s essential to repot Pothos that have grown too big for their containers. This will help stop it from becoming rootbound and allow new roots to grow. This is usually indicated by overflowing roots or a change in the plant’s appearance, such as drooping leaves.
Pothos can be potted in a wide variety of containers. Make sure the pot has holes in the bottom for water to drain out, or it will quickly become waterlogged. You can use plastic or clay pots, but avoid porous materials like wood and pebbles because they don’t hold moisture well.
The best time to pot is when the plant is actively growing.
How to Repot (Step-by-Step)
- Choose a pot that’s at least twice as big as the one you’re replacing.
- Fill the new pot halfway with fresh soil.
- Remove the Cebu Blue Pothos from the old container and gently shake off any excess dirt from its roots.
- Place the plant in the center of the new container and fill in around it with fresh soil.
- Water thoroughly until water drains from the bottom of the pot.
- Place your pothos plant in a location that gets plenty of indirect light, such as near a window or on a patio.
Propagating Cebu Blue Pothos by Cuttings (Step-by-Step)
Cebu Blue Pothos can be propagated by taking cuttings from the stems.
- Cut a stem with at least three leaves on it.
- Remove any leaves that are damaged or discolored.
- Place the cuttings in water until they develop roots, usually within two weeks. Once rooted, plant them in the soil or keep growing them in water.
- Remember to replace the water regularly if you’re planning on growing Pothos in water long-term.
You can also propagate exclusively by soil without needing a water-growing medium. The in-depth Propagation process is explained here.
Related: How to Propagate Pothos Plants
Flowering is rare in these houseplants, but it can happen. If you’re lucky enough to have a Pothos plant bloom, enjoy the show!
Try not to be disappointed if your plant doesn’t flower often.
Cebu Blue Pothos is toxic to both dogs and cats. If you have pets that are likely to nibble on your plants, take precautions. Homes with pets are usually not a good option for these plants.
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 sap-sucking insects that can cause leaves to shrivel, making it look like they’re dying. If you have mealybugs on your plant, gently wipe them off with a cotton swab dipped in rubbing alcohol. This should kill the bugs and get rid of most of the mealybug eggs.
Scale insects are tiny, hard-shelled creatures that suck the sap from your plant and cause yellowing leaves, small black spots on the leaves, and stunted growth. You can treat them by applying rubbing alcohol or soapy water directly to their bodies.
Fungus Gnats are a common pest of Pothos plants. The adults are small flies with black bodies and two white stripes on the wings. These insects lay eggs in the soil, which hatch into larvae that feed on plant roots. To prevent fungus gnat infestations, keep your soil on the dry side to starve out the larvae.
A wide variety of problems can cause yellowing leaves. If you notice new growth is yellow and stunted, this could be the result of improper watering, too much humidity, or overexposure to sunlight. Take into account your plant’s unique condition and adjust your care routine accordingly.
If your plant’s leaves are shriveling, it could be experiencing a water shortage. If you’ve recently repotted or transplanted it, this is especially likely. Give your plant a good soak and wait for about a day for the leaves to recover.
Both low light and too much fertilizer can cause stunted growth or slow growth. If kept in a dark and shady environment, move your plant somewhere brighter but not in the way of direct sunlight. Don’t fertilize more than once a month to prevent the oversaturation of nutrients in the soil.
- Placing under harsh sunlight
- Using poorly drained potting mediums
- Fertilizing during dormancy