When should I repot my pothos?
Though pothos is a hardy plant, its roots will eventually take over the pot and pose troubles. It may be time to repot your pothos if you see the leaves are drooping despite the fact that the plant is receiving adequate sunlight and water. To begin, carefully extract the plant from the pot to ensure that root growth is the problem. If this is the case, move it to a larger container with new, well-draining soil and fill it with it.
Are pothos toxic?
Pothos can induce vomiting and irritation in pets and children, however it is rarely fatal. Pothos plants, particularly the renowned hanging vines, should be kept out of reach of children by parents and pet owners.
What makes pothos toxic?
Pothos stems and leaves contain calcium oxalate crystals, which are toxic to cats, dogs, and children. These crystals can irritate the skin, mouth, and throat by penetrating the soft tissue.
Though pothos leaves and stems are rarely harmful if eaten, it's best to keep your plant out of reach of your pets and youngsters.
Signs of pothos poisoning:
In most cases, pothos poisoning in pets and children will merely cause discomfort and sometimes vomiting. If you suspect a child or cat has eaten a pothos, look for the following signs.
- Burning or swelling of the mouth
- Difficulty speaking and swallowing
- Pawing at the mouth
- Decreased appetite
- Irritation of the eyes, mouth or lips
Why are my pothos leaves turning yellow?
Though it may appear that underwatering causes leaves to yellow, the easygoing pothos plant usually does the reverse. Pothos leaves typically turn yellow due to insufficient soil moisture. Overwatering, in particular.