Pothos is an easy-care houseplant with long trailing vines. The Cebu Blue Pothos is everything great about Pothos, coupled with even lovelier foliage. The Cebu Blue is a rare houseplant that is becoming easier to find. If you are an avid Pothos collector or want to introduce spectacular foliage into your space, here is what you need to know about Cebu Blue Pothos care.
What Sets the Cebu Blue Apart
The Cebu Blue Pothos (Epipremnum pinnatum ‘Cebu Blue’) hails from the Philippines. The long, narrow leaves are a silvery, bluish-green hue. The unique color makes this plant stand out from other Pothos varieties. While this plant looks different, it requires almost identical care to other types of Pothos plants.
Most Cebu Blue plants available in stores and grown as houseplants are immature plants. Maturity is based on size and not age, so a plant can stay in an immature state forever. Plants grown outdoors in conditions similar to Cebu Blue’s native habitat or in a controlled greenhouse will mature. A juvenile Cebu Blue looks drastically different from a mature plant. Mature Cebu Blue plants have much larger green leaves without any hints of silvery blue. The leaves also develop fenestrations, giving the plant a more tropical-inspired look.
Cebu Blue Light Needs
Pothos plants are known for their adaptability, especially regarding light needs. These plants will do best in bright indirect sunlight, but some Pothos species can live in low light. The Cebu Blue Pothos is not as adaptable and needs medium to bright indirect light. Keep the plant away from direct sunlight, which will burn the foliage.
How Often to Water Cebu Blue
Water the Cebu Blue Pothos when the top two inches of soil are dry. This plant has medium water needs, and it doesn’t like to be wet but doesn’t like to be dry. Consistent watering only when the top couple of inches of soil is dry is ideal. Let water drain and empty the cover pot or saucer so the plant is not in standing water. Scale back the watering frequency and let the soil dry out further when the plant is dormant.
Curled leaves are a sign that the plant is too dry; yellow tips on the foliage indicate the plant is too wet. Try to balance your watering to avoid either extreme.
Best Soil for Cebu Blue
Plant Cebu Blue in moist, well-drained soil. Most ready-made potting mixes are suitable for the Cebu Blue, but add perlite or sand to improve the drainage.
Temperature for Pothos Cebu Blue
Temperature is not a big deal for Cebu Blue plants as long as the air is warm. Comfortable room temperature is perfectly okay for this easy-case houseplant.
Cebu Blue Humidity Needs
Average humidity is fine, but increased humidity is best. Extra dampness in the air helps the plant acclimate and grow more quickly. Make a dry area a splendid home or help the plant survive dry winter weather by increasing the humidity.
Cebu Blue Pothos Fertilizer
Fertilizing is essential to plant care because it gives the plant nutrients and minerals it would receive in nature but are not readily available in a home environment. Feed Cebu Blue plants using a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer. Apply fertilizer monthly during the spring and summer when the plant is growing. Let the Pothos enjoy a rest period during the winter, and do not fertilize when the plant is dormant.
Cebu Blue Propagation
Like all other Pothos plants, Cebu Blue is easy to propagate, which is helpful since this plant can be hard to find. Propagate Cebu Blue Pothos by trimming a stem section that measures several inches long and has a couple of leaves and nodes.
Place the cut end in soil or water and wait. The nodes or aerial roots will transition into new roots in a few weeks, and you’ll have a brand new Cebu Blue Pothos.
Do Cebu Blue Plants Bloom?
Mature Cebu Blue Pothos plants bloom. However, most houseplants remain in an immature state, and immature plants do not bloom.
Cebu Blue Pruning
Cebu Blue plants can be pruned to maintain their size or shape, but it is generally unnecessary. Try to time pruning sessions to the spring to encourage more growth and save the removed pieces for propagating.
When to Repot Pothos Cebu Blue
Upgrade your plant to a new home annually or at least every other year. Slow growth or roots emerging from the drainage holes are signs your plant needs a larger container and fresh soil. Giving your Cebu Blue Pothos a new home will give the plant more space to grow so that you can enjoy a happier, heartier plant.
Is Cebu Blue Pet Safe?
The Pothos Cebu Blue is not pet safe, so this is not a good choice for homes with pets, especially nosey pets prone to chewing on leaves. Eating any part of a Cebu Blue can cause an upset stomach and gastrointestinal trouble, so reconsider bringing this pant into your home or locate it in an area pets cannot access.
Cebu Blue Styling Tips
Pair the Cebu Blue with a subtle or low-key plant pot so the foliage can shine. Immature plants can be displayed as trailing vines or trained to climb a trellis or moss pole for added flexibility.
Mature plants are adept climbers and will grab onto anything nearby in their quest to go higher. Mature Cebu Blues are hard to come by, but if you end up with one in your collection, give it a moss pole or something to climb because this plant is not interested in trailing.
Cebu Blue Pothos Care Tips
Cebu Blue Pothos are lovely vining plants that are easy to grow. This species does not require care any different from other Pothos varieties, making it easy to introduce this cultivar into an established Pothos collection.