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 located in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Skeleton Key Pothos in New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans, Louisiana

43% Low

Growing Skeleton Key Pothos in New Orleans right now

Light needs for plant Skeleton Key Pothos in New Orleans, Louisiana

Plant growth potential is currently medium 👌

January 27th, 2023

Sunlight energy as measured by “net radiation” in New Orleans is currently medium 👌.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in deter…

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Light needs for plant Skeleton Key Pothos in New Orleans, Louisiana

Sunlight will increase by 21.7% ☀️

January 27th, 2023

New Orleans is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in New Orleans is expected to increase by 21.7% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 11.4 megajoules of energy …

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Light needs for plant Skeleton Key Pothos in New Orleans, Louisiana

Daylight will increase by 0.6 hours 📈

January 27th, 2023

This month, New Orleans is getting an average of 7.1 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 6.3% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.8 total hours of …

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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 💪.

We wouldn’t recommend testing its limits during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in New Orleans, Louisiana ⛅.

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.

When to repot Skeleton Key Pothos

Nutrient needs for plant Skeleton Key Pothos in New Orleans, Louisiana

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

January 24th, 2023

The growing potential in New Orleans is low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to r…

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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 your location in New Orleans, Louisiana, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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