Pothos are tropical plants native to the forests of Southeast Asia, where they receive dappled sunlight filtered through the canopy of taller trees.
Pothos plants grow best in bright, indirect light. What does that mean? The perfect place for your plant is a window with bright light that doesn’t receive direct sunshine.
- Direct Light: Direct light is sunlight that hits a plant directly and can be too harsh for many plants and cause damage to the leaves, discoloration, and stress to the plant. - Indirect Light: Indirect light is sunlight that doesn’t hit the plant directly, often through a window or other covering.
For the best growth, look for an indoor area where your pothos will receive bright, indirect light of around 10,000-20,000 lux. You can measure the amount of lux in a room with a light meter, easily available as a separate device or as an app for your cell phone.