Couldn’t be happier in a place like this
Couldn’t be happier in a place like this
Despite pothos these being the Ubiquitous Easy-Care Houseplant, I had never realized they existed until recently. Everything to me was just “a philodendron,” which isn’t exactly wrong (since they’re all in the araceae family), but isn’t exactly right either.
Killing time between our 2018 Literary Crawl talk and our book signing time, my friend and I walked around Mid-Town and stopped into the gothy plant and taxidermy store there. To commemorate the experience (my first paid talk on my work and making comics! At a University-sponsored event!), I bought this 6″ neon pothos and walked back to it. It kept me company at the signing desk.
The earliest photo I have right now is from 5/5/2019, so I’d been growing it for about eight months. It’s just beginning to vine out!
I brought back some cuttings from my sister’s ancient behemoth of a neon pothos (which she bought when I bought my first acalypha hispida, in 2016ish?2017ish?) and was propagating them for a while until my neglect lead to them being destroyed by cats. But this November when my family finally invited me back home, my mom gave me some cuttings from one of her many golden pothos vines.
Here’s a photo from 3/8/2020. I had likely taken this to show her that I’d finally planted the cuttings she’d given me (bottom right).
Notice I potted it directly into one of those water-tight metal MC flour bins… but more on that in a bit. I also had just made the macrame hanger for the neon pothos, but it’s still hanging from the curtain rod, too close to the wall.
Here’s that same area. I’m wrapping the neon pothos vines around that syngonium podophyllum to help turn it so the back of the plant can get some sun. They usually dangle down in the ZZ Raven, which is Dramatic.
Back to that golden pothos. Sending mom photos of its growth has been a nice way to connect throughout the Covid-19 Quarantine.
3/18/2020, getting a very golden new leaf:
Growing so big! Still in the watertight metal pot, but instead of watering a tiny amount whenever I remembered, I learned to water thoroughly and drain out the excess afterward.
I ended up with a 6″ terracotta pot and planted the golden pothos cuttings in sometime in May. Here’s what they look like today on 6/14/2020:
Around March 2020, because of the building uncertainty around Covid-19, I made a bunch of cuttings from the neon pothos vines and let them root out in water in my west-facing kitchen windowsill to propagate, figuring that would be a fun thing to watch while I’m at home.
All but one of the cuttings rooted, and I put them in the old 4″ grow pot I got my white anthurium in. It’s currently hanging in a double macrame hanger I just made, beneath my ric rac cactus, in the east-facing window in my bedroom:
I put the final unrooted cutting in the back today, 6/14/2020, cause why not:
One of the leaves here has some darker green variegation on it (or is that the normal color coming BACK in?), which will be fun to watch grow. There’s a leaf on the main plant with white variegation.
I’m excited for these pothos to keep growing, and growing, and growing. The neon foliage is a perfect counterpart to my collection of gothy dark plants. I treasure the memories attached to both my neon and golden pothos plants.
I heard pothos cuttings secrete whatever growth hormones help plants root, so I recently took another cutting from the neon to put in a special propagation that needs all the help it can get…
🍁 & I’s favorite local houseplant store is open for the first week since closing for the pandemic. Got two of my wishlist plants, a neon pothos & an N'Joy pothos! Can’t wait to put these guys in my room 💚
new pothos leaves!
I still cannot believe my little neon pothos is showing some darker green. At first it was just the one leaf, but now a new, young leaf on a different stem is showing the smallest hint of varying greens.
This packed 8 inch pot was only $14!
Neon pothos :D
Self portrait of me at age 31. Oil
I sure hate it :D yay art class for making me do it.
Baby Neon Pothos
The neon pothos is getting an upgrade today, mind you I feel like it will need another upgrade shorly after that, however my pot selection is limited at the moment!
Two leaves decided to be a little different ♡
New phone, new high quality pics of my neon pothos
I wish I was as happy as my plants 🙃💚
My pothos has new growth ♡
New Pothos friends! They’re propagating. I’m in Love with them all n I can’t wait to have roots!
Repotted some plant babes today :)
I was going to make a passive aggressive post about this neon pothos not doing anything in six months but it actually has quite a bit of growth since the last time I looked at it
I have two monstera deliciosa…. I ordered a monstera adansonii tonight…. I have a sickness….
also ordered a neon pothos and a cebu blue. 😭