Cebu Blue Pothos is a handsome houseplant that can surely add a lot of appeal indoors. Here’s all you need to know about growing it!
Cebu Blue Pothos is a popular houseplant and looks stunning in hanging baskets. The best part is you can grow them easily and stay green all year round!
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Cebu Blue Pothos Information
These plants are native to the Philippines. Cebu Blue Pothos stands out with its trailing vines and blue-green leaves that can grow up to several feet long.
They are low-maintenance, easy to care for, and can tolerate various lighting and humidity conditions. These plants can also help purify the air by removing formaldehyde, benzene, and xylene pollutants.
Botanical Name: Epipremnum pinnatum ‘Cebu Blue’
How to Grow Cebu Blue Pothos?
- Cut a healthy Cebu Blue Pothos stem at least 4 inches long just below a node (a bump on the stem where a leaf grows).
- Remove all of the leaves from the bottom 2 inches of the stem.
- Dip the cut end of the stem in rooting hormone powder.
- Make a hole in the soil and place the stem in the hole. Make sure it is firmly in place.
- Water the soil lightly and cover the pot with a plastic bag.
- Place the pot in a warm, sunny spot out of direct sunlight.
- Check the soil every few days and water lightly when it is dry.
- In about two weeks, you should see new leaves and roots growing.
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Requirements to Grow Cebu Blue Pothos
Cebu blue pothos thrives in bright, indirect light. They should be kept away from direct sunlight, which can cause the leaves to scorch.
Place your pothos in an east- or west-facing window or near a south-facing window with a sheer curtain.
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Water your plant only when the top inch of soil feels dry. Make sure to water the soil deeply until water runs out of the drainage holes of the pot. Allow the excess water to drain fully before placing the pot back in its decorative container or saucer.
These plants can be grown in a variety of soil mixtures, including a peat-based potting mix or a mixture of two parts peat and one part perlite or vermiculite.
For best results, use a soil mix with added organic matter, such as compost or aged manure, as well as a slow-release fertilizer. The soil should be well-draining and slightly acidic (pH 6-7).
Cebu Blue Pothos prefers temperatures between 60-85°F (16-29°C). It can tolerate slightly cooler temperatures but avoid exposing the plant to temperatures below 50°F (10°C).
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Cebu Blue Pothos Care
A balanced liquid fertilizer diluted to half strength works best. Choose a fertilizer with an equal ratio of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium, such as 10-10-10 or 20-20-20.
Apply the fertilizer every two weeks during the growing season. Do not feed the plant in winter.
Pruning Cebu Blue Pothos is a simple process that can help keep your plant healthy and attractive. The most important step to take before pruning is to make sure you have a clean, sharp pair of pruning shears. This will help ensure you do not accidentally damage the plant while pruning.
Start by removing any dead, diseased, or damaged leaves. This will help to ensure that the plant is healthy and growing properly. It is also important to remove any stems that are overcrowding the plant. This will help to improve air circulation and light penetration.
Next, prune any stems that are growing too long or leggy. This will help to promote a bushier, fuller plant. You should also remove any shoots that are growing out of the main stem. This will help to encourage branching and create a fuller-looking plant.
Finally, prune any shoots that are growing in a downward direction. This will help to promote upward growth. Once you have finished pruning the Cebu Blue Pothos, it is important to give the plant a good watering and fertilize it to encourage healthy growth.
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Pests and Diseases
Cebu Blue Pothos is relatively resistant to pests and diseases but can still be affected by mealybugs, spider mites, and scale insects. Use an insecticidal soap or neem oil solution to get rid of them.
Overwatering can lead to root rot, while underwatering can cause leaf drop and browning.
Regularly checking the plant for signs of pests or disease and adjusting the watering schedule as needed can help maintain the health of the plant.