Plant Care Skeleton Key Pothos

Skeleton Key Pothos

About Skeleton Key Pothos

The genus name Epipremnum comes from the Greek roots meaning 'upon' and 'stump', since these plants are expert tree climbers! All parts of them are toxic, so be sure to keep them away from furry friends and small children.

Taxonomy

Epipremnum pinnatum 'Skeleton Key'
Epipremnum
Araceae
Alismatales

How to care for Skeleton Key Pothos

💦 Water

How often to water your Skeleton Key Pothos

Water needs for Skeleton Key Pothos
0.5 cups
every 9

Skeleton Key Pothos needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Skeleton Key Pothos

Water 0.5 cups every
9

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Skeleton Key Pothos in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Skeleton Key Pothos: 6ft from a window
6ft or less from
a window

Skeleton Key Pothos can tolerate being far from a window and light source.

Place it less than 6 feet from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Skeleton Key Pothos in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Skeleton Key Pothos

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Skeleton Key Pothos: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Skeleton Key Pothos after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Skeleton Key Pothos prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Skeleton Key Pothos Water Frequency →

Skeleton Key Pothos Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Skeleton Key Pothos can tolerate being far from a window and light source. Place it less than 6 feet from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Skeleton Key Pothos Light Requirements →

Skeleton Key Pothos Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


💨 Humidity

Skeleton Key Pothos doesn’t require additional humidity. Plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves, so the best way to provide humidity for your plants is through watering the soil.

Skeleton Key Pothos Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Skeleton Key Pothos does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

When and How to Successfully Repot Skeleton Key Pothos →


💩 Fertilizer

Skeleton Key Pothos should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!

How Much and When to Fertilize Skeleton Key Pothos →


❄️ Dormancy

It’s common for Skeleton Key Pothos to go dormant in the wintertime and you may notice their growth slow down. Waterings should be spaced out more during this time.


🌎 Native Region

Skeleton Key Pothos is native to tropical China through Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands.


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Skeleton Key Pothos

Skeleton Key Pothos

Skeleton Key Pothos


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 6ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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