Taking care of plants is not an easy job. Without the right knowledge, there is little hope that you will be able to take proper care of your plants, and it is likely that despite all the time and effort your put in, you will not see any fruitful results (pun intended).
If you’re interested in getting a Global Green Pothos for your home garden, this article is for you. Stick with us, and we will teach you everything you need to know to care for this plant properly. Also, towards the end of this article, we will discuss how to propagate this plant inside your home.
Global Green Pothos – Basic Information
Before we discuss how one should care for this plant, it is important to consider this plant’s most distinguishable characteristics.
Understanding the species of the plant we’re dealing with will help us better cater to its needs since we will learn what environmental conditions this plant is accustomed to in the natural world.
The Global Green is a relatively new variety of the popular tropical houseplant, pothos. The plant is known for its deep green leaves and its high tolerance for many growing environments.
The plant also goes by the Latin name “Epipremnum aureum” (global green), and origins from Costa Farms first started to sell this variety of plants in 2020. The plant is also favored by many for its air-purifying qualities, making it a popular houseplant among many home gardeners.
How to take care of your Global Green Pothos – top 5 tips
Now that we know a fair bit about the Global Green Pothos, it is time to discuss the top 5 caring tips you need to be aware of to ensure that your plant thrives indoors.
The lighting requirements for the Global Green Pothos match those of other varieties of the Pothos plants. Generally, this plant will do a good job of tolerating a wide range of lighting conditions.
The plant will grow best in medium to bright indirect sunlight. So, make sure you plant it in a place where it can receive such exposure.
If your plant does not get enough light, its variegation will fade over time. But this is a non-issue; the Global Green Pothos can thrive in both natural and artificial light.
So, if you find that you’re unable to provide it with adequate natural light, it might be a good idea to consider getting fluorescent lights for this plant’s optimal growth inside your house.
For most pothos varieties, watering them each time their soil begins to dry is the correct way to cater to their watering needs. The Global Green Pothos is no exception to this rule.
This is why it is extremely important to check the current level of your soil’s moisture before you water your plant.
Since different regions have different environmental conditions, there is no telling how quickly or how slowly your soil will begin to dry since you last watered it. So, make sure you adjust your watering frequency according to your plant’s needs.
The Global Green Pothos generally has a high level of tolerance for a range of humidity levels. However, if you want to optimize its growth, you might want to increase the humidity levels of the plant’s surroundings. This is relatively easy to achieve with the use of humidifiers.
As the plant matures, the Global Green Pothos tends to climb on physical structures in proximity. To avoid a messy look, you may prune your plant from time to time to maintain a clean look for your home garden. Also, make sure you do not prune this plant too often. This is to avoid damaging its growth.
Fertilizing this plant twice a year (preferably right before spring) is recommended. Use the fertilizers you regularly use for your houseplants, and your Global Green Pothos will thank you for it.
Global Green Pothos – Propagation Technique
Now that we know how you should care for your Global Green Pothos, it is time to discuss how you can propagate this plant inside your home garden should you ever feel like having more of these inside your home.
Thankfully the procedure for Propagating a Global Green Pothos is actually very simple. If you have some past experience in propagating houseplants, this should be a piece of cake for you. Regardless, you may follow the steps we’ve outlined for you below to propagate this plant inside your home.
The Global Green Pothos can be propagated using the cutting method. Typically, these plants never reach maturity in indoor environments.
So, the cutting method is used for their propagation instead of the seed method. Start by cutting off a healthy vine from the mother plant. This should be a couple of inches long at least (7-9 inches will do).
Next, make a cut at a 45-degree angle right towards the back of the node. Nodes can be easily identified. They are brownish nubs present in the place where the leaf meets the stem. Your new roots will sprout from here.
Now, place your cuttings in a jar containing fresh water. You are advised to change the water every couple of weeks for the best results. Keep this jar at room temperature and expose it to indirect bright sunlight.
In a couple of weeks, you will notice that the roots have started to form. When the roots have reached a length of about 3-4 inches, take them out of your jar and plant them in a pot with a suitable soil mix.
The mix may include sphagnum peat moss and perlite. Finally, consistently take care of your plant the way we have outlined above, and your Global Green Pothos should grow out and establish themselves in no time.
The Global Green Pothos is a popular houseplant favored for its deep green leaves and air purifying qualities.
The plant is relatively easy to take care of, and it will grow its best when it is watered weekly (as the soil dries out), kept in medium to high-intensity indirect sunlight, and fertilized regularly.
The method of propagating this plant is relatively straightforward. Since it rarely reaches maturity indoors, the cutting method of propagation is used more commonly than the seed method. The procedure for this method is highlighted above.