Cebu blue pothos is such an easygoing plant. You can neglect it a little bit and it’s gonna be perfectly fine. It’s also pretty fast growing. So if you’re looking for a plant to give you quick spikes of dopamine every time you see a new leaf about unfurl then this is a really good plant for you. Here is the ultimate guide on Cebu blue pothos care.
What is a Cebu Blue Pothos/ A little about Epipremnum Pinnatum
Epipremnum Pinnatum commonly known as Cebu blue pothos is a pretty and popular variety with shiny, silvery-blue leaves that seem to sparkle in the right light. They belong to the Epipremnum genus where it gets its pothos association. From the island of Cebu in the Philippines, the plant gets half of its name.
It’s also commonly found in various other Asian countries, and also several parts of North Australia and Europe. Cebu Blue pothos can typically grow anywhere between 4 to 40 feet tall. However, when grown indoors, the height can be up to 10 feet.
Cebu Blue Pothos Quick Care & Info
|Botanical Name||Epipremnum Pinnatum|
|Nickname||Philodendron Cebu Blue, Blue Pothos|
|Height||Up to about 10 feet or more|
|Light||Medium to bright indirect light but can tolerate low light|
|Water||Water when top 2-3 inches of soil becomes dry|
|Temperature||Average to warm probably about 65-85°F|
|Soil||All-purpose houseplant potting mix|
|Toxicity||Toxic to pets and human|
|Where to grow||Bright indoors, shaded outdoors|
|Maintenace Level||Low maintenance|
Cebu Blue Pothos Care: Cebu Blue Pothos Prefers bright indirect light but they can tolerate low light conditions with a temperature ranges between 65-85˚F. Average indoor humidity is fine for Cebu blue pothos. Choose a well-draining soil and always let the soil dry before watering them. Fertilize them with an organic fertilizer during the growing season.
Cebu Blue Pothos Light Requirements
Cebu blue pothos can survive in bright, medium and low light conditions. So if you have kind of a low light area in your home, this is a good plant to put in that area. But please remember if you do give it a low light situation, its leaves are not gonna be as large and it’s probably not gonna
grow as quickly as it would if you have it in bright light conditions.
This plant grows very quickly with very large leaves in the bright indirect sunlight. Sometimes we just need some beautiful plants in places where we don’t have a lot of light, this is a really good option for that. But they do prefer brighter lights if you want to achieve that really large leaves, bushy and full.
Do not put her in the direct sunlight because the leaves will scorch and burn and then you’re gonna lose that leaf and you’re gonna be sad about it. So as much light as you can give it will be perfect but no direct sunlight.
Cebu Blue Pothos Watering
Cebu blue pothos is very similar to golden pothos. If you have a golden pothos, whatever you’re doing for that plant is what you can do for this plant. whenever the soil is almost completely dry as when you should water the plant. There is no set amount of days that I can recommend to you because depending on the environment in which you have your plant, that’s gonna kind of vary the time that it takes for your soil to dry.
So that is why it is of the most important to water based on your soil dryness, not the number of days that someone recommends to you.
Grab a moisture meter and check all the way down at the bottom of the pot and see what level the moisture is. Now once you have done that so many times, it kind of becomes like you just see the plant you kind of know it needs some water. If you don’t have a moisture meter you can check the soil by using your finger.
Cebu Blue Pothos Temperature Requirements
Honestly, you don’t have to do anything special for your Cebu blue pothos. If you are comfortable in your house then this plant will be comfortable too. Cebu will grow best when kept in an area which maintains a temperature range between 65-85˚F (17-29˚C).
Cebu Blue Pothos Humidity Requirements
Average indoor humidity is fine for cebu blue pothos, but if you live in a particularly dry area then you may try a pebble tray, humidifier, or grouping your plants together to boost your plant humidity.
Best Soil for Cebu Blue Pothos
Cebu blue pothos really like a fluffy well draining soil. I would recommend if you are making your own soil is to use 50 percent coco coir or peat moss, 30 percent pumice or perlite, 10 percent or a fine grade orchid bark and 10 percent worm castings.
Otherwise you can use any general potting soil that you find. If you are someone who tends to overwater your plants, you can add some perlite or orchid bark to that soil mix maybe about 30% of the amount of soil.
Fertilizer for Cebu Blue Pothos
You can give a well-balanced general-purpose indoor plant fertilizer to your Cebu blue pothos during the growing seasons to help it thrive. These plants are good growers on their own. So you probably will not need to fertilize much, especially if you’ve just potted her with any slow-release fertilizer in the soil mix.
Cebu Blue Pothos Propagation
Propagation Cebu blue pothos is extremely easy. You just need to cut below a node and you can either keep the leaf on that node or you can rip it off depending on how you feel. I tend to leave the leaf on and then stick it in water. You can also propagate this plant by soil instead of sticking the cutting in water you can put it in soil. I personally prefer water. I’ve had a higher success rate of propagating my plants in water but if you enjoy propagating plants in soil then that is a valid way to do it as well.
Cebu Blue Pothos Toxicity
Unfortunately, cebu blue pothos is a toxic plant to cats and dogs. Make sure you keep the plant out of reach of your pets and children. Common symptoms are swelling, pain and redness. when ingested, you’ll find these symptoms in the mouth as this is toxic. Rare symptoms can also include vomiting and difficulty breathing, but as I said, these are unlikely and rare.
Cebu Blue Pothos Common Problems
Cebu Blue Pothos Leaf Yellowing
When you do not provide your Cebu blue pothos with enough water and light, its leaves could become noticeably flatter than normal and turn yellowish. To ensure such issues do not occur to your plant, you need to water the plant at regular intervals and always check the soil before watering.
Browning of Leaves
Too much direct sunlight may have simply burned the leaves. Adding too much fertilizer and overwatering could also be the reason for browning your Cebu blue pothos.
Cebu Blue Pothos Pest Attacks
It can be quite susceptible to spider mites, mealybugs and other common pests. You may bring these problems under control by regularly wiping the leaves with a clean, damp cloth and also spraying it with pesticides.
So here are all about Cebu Blue Pothos care. If I miss anything or If you have any questions, feel free to ask.