As same as the snake plant. Since the requirements of the pothos are similar as the ones of the snake plant, there is no issue here. Such as they tolerate full sun and they are also so good at handling low light
Requirements for snake plant:
- Light: The snake plants have low maintenance.. However, the indirect sunlight is still the best one for them.
- Water: As you know that for the snake plant is easy to rot so make sure the soil is well drained is a must and watering it too much is also not a best idea, especially during winter. Before you are going to water the snake plant allow the soil to dry in between.
- Temperatures: The temperatures around 55 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit are fine for the snake plants. However, the best one is still the warmer. Plant them is the best option you need to think if the temperature in your place is below 50 degrees Fahrenheit
- Toxicity: Anyways, for humanthe toxicity levels of the snake plants are low. Saponins is natural fungicide and insecticide which they. When they are ingested, these snake plants are toxic for pets and can cause gastronomical reactions, including vomiting or diarrhea in humans and animals. And dermatitis, a form of skin rash or irritation can be caused by the juices of the snake plant. Any part of the snake plants is toxic. The risk of a severe allergic reaction will be increased if any part is ingested by pets. It can lead to swelling of the tissues in the oral cavity and esophagus. In the worst cases, if your pet consumes too much of them, it can cause fatal things.
- Pests and issues: Sansevieria is easy to grow, but they are not the kinds of plants without issues as any other plants. Usually the common issues revolve around overwatering and cold they are also can get any problem of insects that can cause damage. And for snake plant being attacked by mealybugs and spider mites is posibble. There will be leaf shedding when the sap of the leaves is sucked by these two of pests, and the leaves will be wounded. If you want to you want to get rid of them, you can dab the mealy bugs with alcohol and wash the leaves and increase the humidity around the plant if you want to eliminate the spider mites and mealybugs.
- Fertilizer: Fertilizer or snake plant is still important as it gives some advantages. It is the best provider of the nutrients. For beginners might have no idea which fertilizer is recomended for the snake plant. Well here are some of the recommended fertilizers for the snake plants include Perfect Plants Liquid Snake Plant Fertilizer, Indoor Plant Food Slow Release Pellets by Aquatic Arts, Lilly Miller 10-10-100 Plant Food, The Andersons PGF Plant Food, Lebanon Seaboard Fertilizer, Jobe’s Houseplant Food Spikes, Southern Ag Fertilizer, Botanicare Fertilizer Pure Blend, and so on.
More info: Best quality fertilizer for snake plant
These fertilizer are usually available online store if you do not want to go out.
Requirements for pothos:
- Light: Pothos are fine with any of light conditions. What’s surprising is that they can even tolerate the low light. The most ideal one is moderate light. The ones placed outdoors can grow in shade to partial shade. If you want to display you plant, go on. Everything is fine as long as you avoid the direct sunlight. There is a possibility of the pothos to lose their variegation when they are placed in the places with low light. Since the ones that can make the energy is only the green parts, the lack of the light will be compensated by turning the leaves into greener. If you see the pale ones turn into yellowish, it can mean that the plant gets too much light.
- Water: It is a must to keep the soil moist. However, you need to be extra careful to not overwater it. When watering, please allow the soil to dry out. You can try to allow only the top two inches to dry to make sure the roots are still moist. Another thing to take note is to not water it too much as it can make the roots rot.
- Temperatures: Just like the snake plant, pothos can live well in the temperatures raging from 55 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit. However, since there are the ones from the tropical areas, the high humidity and the temperatures about 70 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit is preferred.
For further details of how to care pothos you can read here.
- Toxicity: Even though the extreme cases rarely happen, once ingested, pothos can cause vomiting and irritation as they contain calcium oxalates.
- Pests and issues: The problems related to pothos can be fixed easily, one of the reasons making it perfect for the beginners. Just like snake plant, there is no serious insect or disease issues. mealybugs and scale are the ones that are usually found. To get rid of these, you can use a cotton ball with alcohol. Using a horticultural oil spray also a good idea. It is always recommended to check the plant every week as an effort to prevent high infestations.