Do you want to grow your own indoor climbers but are worried about them dying? Does learning how to grow a houseplant seem intimidating? Are you looking for ways to add color, greenery, and life to your office or home?
You’re in luck! The Global Green Pothos is among the friendliest houseplants around. With its trailing vines and showy leaves, it wants to climb on anything available and doesn’t mind a little neglect.
This article covers everything you might need to know about growing these pothos plants, including an in-depth look on how to care for them and what kind of environment they like best.
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About Global Green Pothos
The Global Green Pothos, or Epipremnum aureum ‘Global Green’, is a relatively recent introduction to the world of pothos plants. But that is not to say that this plant is not a worthy addition to any tropical garden.
The Global Green Pothos has an upright, vining habit that makes it perfect for hanging baskets and windowsills. The only problem with this cultivar is that it can be difficult to find in nurseries because they are still relatively new on the market.
The key distinctive feature of this Pothos is its unique variegation. Instead of the traditional white-on-green or green-on-white variegation, this plant displays green-on-green variegation.
Dark green splotches appear on the otherwise mid-green leaves, adding interest.
The leaves of this Pothos are shiny and have a distinctively curved shape that makes them look like they were made of plastic.
The Pothos can grow more than 10 feet tall if trained to climb on a trellis or support, but it will take some time before it gets there. You can also cultivate it as a houseplant without any issues.
|Botanical Name||Epipremnum aureum ‘Global Green’|
|Common Name||Global Green Pothos|
|Plant Type||Evergreen Vine|
|Light||Bright, Indirect Light|
|Bloom season||Spring, Summer|
|Water needs||Low, Moderate|
Global Green Pothos Care
Global Green Pothos is very easy and does not require much attention. Perfect for beginners.
The Global Green Pothos will tolerate low light, but you’ll get better variegation on leaves if they are kept in medium to bright indirect sunlight.
It is suited to grow under both artificial and natural light.
This Pothos is an adaptable plant that will thrive in most soils, including poor and sandy mixtures. However, it does best when cultivated in a rich organic potting mix with good drainage.
Global Green is not fussy about water and will tolerate periods of drought. It is best to keep the potting mixture moist but not wet, especially during summer when the plant is actively growing.
Related: How Often to Water Pothos
Temperature and Humidity
This Pothos does not like very hot or cold temperatures. The ideal temperature range for its growth is between 60 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit (15-27 degrees Celsius). It prefers a humidity level of 50% or higher.
In dry conditions, you can use a humidifier or a tray of water filled with pebbles to increase the ambient moisture levels.
This plant is easy to care for and does not need a lot of fertilizer. A balanced, slow-release fertilizer will work just fine.
It is typically fertilizer only in the growing season (spring and summer) and only once each season.
If your Global Green is getting too large, you can prune it back as needed. This will promote new growth and help keep the plant healthy. You should also do this if you notice any dead or dying stems. It is best to cut off these stems at their base so that they do not spread disease throughout your entire collection of plants.
Potting and Repotting Global Green Pothos
Global Green Pothos do not need to be repotted very often. However, if the roots are starting to fill the pot, it is time for you to repot your plant. This will help keep your Global Green healthy and growing strong. You can use any potting soil when repotting as long as it drains well (look for one with perlite or vermiculite).
Spring or summer is a good time to repot your Pothos. You can also do your pruning at this time.
How to Repot (Step-by-Step)
- Remove the plant from its container.
- Inspect the roots. If they are matted or tangled, gently tease them apart with your fingers or a fork.
- Place the Pothos in the new pre-selected pot and fill with soil mix, leaving about 1/2 inch of space below the top edge of your container.
- Water the plant well and place it somewhere sunny and humid.
- As the plant grows, continue to fertilize and water it regularly until new growth appears.
Propagating Global Green Pothos by Cuttings (Step-by-Step)
You can easily propagate any pothos, even the Global Green, taking cuttings. This process is simple, and it only takes a few weeks for new plants to form. The best time to take stem cuttings is in the spring when the plant has put on enough growth to support cutting from itself.
- Select a healthy pothos stem with at least three leaves on it.
- Cut the stem just below one of the nodes, ensuring that it has at least two nodes in its place (the area where new roots and stems will grow).
- Remove any leaves from the bottom of the pothos stem and dip it into a rooting hormone before placing them in a container filled with moist, but not soggy, potting soil.
- Place the pot in a sunny spot and water regularly until new growth appears.
Related: How to Propagate Pothos Plants
Global Green Pothos are not known to flower indoors. They are primarily grown for their foliage.
Global Green Pothos is toxic to dogs, cats, and humans. If ingested, it can cause vomiting and diarrhea.
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 appear as white cottony masses on the stems and leaves. Remove these pests by picking them off with tweezers or spraying the plant with an insecticide containing neem oil.
Scale insects are very common indoor pests. Small, oval-shaped, hard-shelled insects attach themselves to plants and feed on sap. They secrete a substance called honeydew which can cause sooty mold to grow on surfaces below the infested plant.
These tiny arachnids are easy to spot, as they leave behind silvery webs on your plant’s leaves. They can cause significant damage to the plant if left unchecked. If you notice these webs, spray them with insecticidal soap.
- Placing under harsh sunlight
- Using poorly drained potting mediums
- Fertilizing during dormancy
Several factors can cause yellowing leaves. It’s important to remember that most plants will naturally yellow their leaves if left in the dark for an extended period of time. Other common causes include underwatering and root rot.
Brown leaves are a common sign of underwatering or low humidity. Be more regular with your watering going forward, and increase the humidity around your plant.
A lack of sunlight can cause legginess in the plant. These plants tend to stretch in search of light if left in the dark. This can cause leggy or stunted growth, resulting in a messy appearance. Provide more light, and your plant should recover gradually over the next few weeks.