Posted 3w ago by @GrowingGrace

Water Amount?

#JadePothos Hi friends! Newbie Pothos Mom here 🙋🏻‍♀️ The app is telling me to give my pothos 1/2 a cup of water (last watered 8 days ago) but that seems like so little…everything I’m reading says to water until it trickles out of the drainage hole. I have it in a 5 in pot with orchid bark on the bottom and then regular miracle grow soil on the top. This time, I watered slowly until it started to come out the bottom - it ended up being about 2 cups. Thoughts? I know they need well draining soil to avoid root rot. The soil was dried out before I watered it. Thanks!!
8ft to light, indirect
5” pot with drainage
Last watered 4 days ago
These guys really don’t need a lot of water to thrive at all! The 1/2 cup rec is really referring to its tiny pot size more than anything. As long as you’ve got drainage, I’d say you’re golden!
i believe that you should always trust your gut
You’re doing wonderfully! It’s really up to you whether you want to go for a lot of water or not. She should be just fine with the regular 1/2 cup, but I always give mine a good drink until the water starts to drain. In my experience, as long as you have adequate drainage you should be golden!