Mixed Pothos Pot: Plant Different Pothos Varieties Together

Pothos, also known as Devil’s Ivy, are popular houseplants for a good reason. Not only are they easy to care for and adaptable to various indoor conditions, but they can also purify the air and add a touch of greenery to any space. 

Did you know that you can grow multiple types of Pothos in a single pot? With some planning and care, you can create a stunning Pothos display that will have all of your friends green with envy.

Choosing Your Pothos Varieties

One of the first steps in creating your mixed pothos pot is choosing which varieties you want to include. Pothos plants come in various colors and patterns, from solid green to variegated with shades of white and yellow.

Some popular varieties include:

  • Cebu Blue Pothos: This Pothos has elongated, curved, blue-green leaves.
  • Golden Pothos:  This green Pothos has flecks of yellow variegation on the edges of the leaves.
  • Hawaiian Pothos: This variety is a large-leaved version of Golden Pothos.
  • Jade Pothos: Jade is a solid green Pothos with heart-shaped leaves.
  • Manjula Pothos: This variegated Pothos has dark green leaves and white or cream variegation.
  • Marble Queen: True to its name, this is a variegated Pothos with creamy white and green streaked or marbled leaves.
  • Neon Pothos: This Pothos has solid, light-colored, chartreuse leaves.
  • N’ Joy: This variety has smaller, puckered leaves with green centers outlined in white.
  • Pearls and Jade: Pearls and Jade is similar to N’ Joy, but with flecks of green on green, and green on white.
  • Satin Pothos: This one is similar to Cebu Blue with elongated, curved leaves, but is speckled with green on green.

Consider the overall aesthetic you want to create with your Pothos pot. For example, do you want a cohesive look with all solid green varieties or a mix of variegated plants for added interest? 

Ideas for Inspiration

The possibilities are endless, but if you’re looking for some inspiration, here are a few combinations that work well together:

Neon Pothos, Jade, Golden, and Marble Queen:

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A mixture of different pothos that includes Pearls and Jade, Neon, Golden, and Marble Queen:

Source: Reddit

Create a spectacular display with N’Joy, Neon, Marble Queen, and Golden Pothos in a striking hanging basket:

Source: Reddit

Mixture of Hawaiian, Satin, and Golden Pothos:

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Jade and Marble Queen climbing on a tomato cage:

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Marble Queen, Jade, and Neon Pothos mixture:

Source: Reddit

Matching Sunlight Needs of Different Pothos Varieties

When growing multiple Pothos varieties in a single pot, it’s essential to consider the sunlight needs of each variety and group them accordingly. 

Pothos are generally adaptable to various light conditions, but some types do better in brighter light than others. Pothos with the greatest amount of variegation in their leaves need the most sunlight, and the ones with the most green need the least.

Here is a guide to the sunlight needs of different Pothos varieties:

  • Cebu Blue Pothos: Moderate to bright indirect light
  • Golden Pothos: Low, moderate, or bright indirect light
  • Hawaiian Pothos: Low, moderate, or bright indirect light
  • Jade Pothos: Low, moderate, or bright indirect light
  • Manjula Pothos: Bright indirect light
  • Marble Queen Pothos: Moderate to bright indirect light.
  • Neon Pothos: Moderate to bright indirect light
  • N’Joy Pothos: Bright indirect light
  • Pearls and Jade Pothos: Bright indirect light
  • Satin Pothos: Moderate to bright indirect light
girl preparing a pot to plant pothos

Preparing Your Pot

Once you’ve chosen your pothos varieties, it’s time to prepare your pot. 

The key to successfully growing multiple pothos plants in a single pot is to provide adequate drainage and space for each plant to thrive. Here are a few tips for pot preparation:

  • Choose a pot with multiple drainage holes to allow excess water to easily flow out.
  • Fill the pot with a well-draining soil mix, such as a mixture of potting soil and perlite.
  • Create individual planting pockets for each pothos plant by making small indentations in the soil mix.

Planting and Care

Now it’s time to plant your Pothos! Follow these steps to ensure that each plant has the best chance of success:

  • Gently remove each Pothos plant from its current pot and loosen the roots with your fingers.
  • Place the plant in its designated planting pocket and fill in any gaps with soil mix.
  • Water the soil mix until it is evenly moist but not soggy and allow it to drain out of the pot.
  • Place the pot in a location with indirect sunlight, such as a windowsill or near a sheer curtain, following the guide to the amount of sun each variety needs.

Pothos are low-maintenance plants that require regular watering and occasional fertilization. Here are a few tips for maintaining your Pothos paradise:

  • Water the plants when the top inch of soil feels dry.
  • Fertilize every other month with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted to half strength.
  • Prune the plants to maintain the desired shape and remove any yellow or damaged leaves.
woman preparing pothos cuttings for planting

Propagate with Rooted Cuttings

You can use rooted cuttings to grow new mixtures of different pothos plants. Pothos are easy to propagate using stem cuttings, and you can even root the cuttings in water before planting them in soil. Here’s how to do it:

  • Choose a healthy stem with at least two or three leaves on it.
  • Cut the stem about 4-6 inches below a leaf node (the point where the leaf meets the stem).
  • Remove the lower leaves from the cutting.
  • Place the cutting in a jar of water and place it in a location with indirect sunlight.
  • Change the water every few days and wait for roots to develop, which can take anywhere from one week to a few months.
  • Once the roots are at least an inch long, you can plant the cutting in soil.

You can also purchase rooted cuttings from a nursery or online, which will already have established roots and can be planted directly in soil.

Additional Tips

  • If you notice that one of your Pothos plants is not thriving, it may be due to a lack of sunlight or over-watering. Consider moving the pot to a location with more or less sunlight according to the guide, or adjusting your watering schedule accordingly.
  • If your Pothos pot becomes overcrowded, consider dividing the plants into separate pots to give them more room to grow.
  • Pothos are known for their ability to grow and thrive in various conditions, but they do best in temperatures between 65-85°F (18-29°C) and with medium to high humidity. Consider placing a humidifier near the pot, using a pebble tray with water, or misting the leaves regularly to increase the humidity.
  • Remember that all Pothos varieties are toxic to people and pets.

Creating a mixture of different pothos in a single pot is a fun and rewarding houseplant project. By choosing varieties that go well together, and providing regular care, you can enjoy a beautiful and unique display of greenery in your home or office. 

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Nancy has been a plant person from an early age. That interest blossomed into a bachelor’s in biology from Elmira College and a master’s degree in horticulture and communications from the University of Kentucky. Nancy worked in plant taxonomy at the University of Florida and the L. H. Bailey Hortorium at Cornell University, and wrote and edited gardening books at Rodale Press in Emmaus, PA. Her interests are plant identification, gardening, hiking, and reading.