Pothos Leaves: 15 Common Problems (Turning Colors, Drooping, Wet, & More)



One of the main reasons pothos enjoys such great popularity is the fact its leaves come in a wide range of shapes, colors, and patterns. But pothos plants also use their leaves to communicate their needs to us.

You’ve probably  wondered: why does  my pothos look sad?  What does it mean when pothos leaves turn yellow? Why is my variegated pothos turning green? And is it normal if the leaves are dripping water?

Why Are My Pothos Leaves Turning Yellow?

Yellowing leaves are a widespread problem for pothos plants. Usually, this is caused by watering issues, such as giving your pothos too much or too little water.


Why Are My Pothos Leaves Turning Brown?

Pothos leaves turn brown for a wide range of reasons. They can signify over or underwatering, fungal or bacterial diseases, pests, light, humidity, and fertilizer-related issues.


Why Are My Pothos Leaves Turning Black?

Pothos leaves can turn black as a result of fungal or bacterial infections. Several organisms can cause this problem, and the symptoms will vary accordingly.


Why Is My Pothos Turning White?

The most common cause for pothos leaves turning white is too much light. If your pothos is sitting too close to the window or if it’s exposed to the intense midday sun, the leaves will develop a bleached, pale color.


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