How to Grow a Baltic Blue Pothos: Planting and Care Tips

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Pothos has long been a favourite with novices and houseplant aficionados alike. These gorgeous, low-maintenance plants are easy to grow and have long, trailing vines that are covered with leaves with interesting shapes and colours.

Furthermore, pothos plants are among the simplest to multiply and are renowned for growing swiftly. The Baltic blue pothos is undoubtedly one of the plants that receive the most compliments.

Baltic Blue Pothos Overview

Common NameBaltic Blue Pothos
Plant TypePerennial, vine
Hardiness Zones10-12, USDA
Sun ExposurePartial
Soil TypeMoist but well-drained
Soil pH4-5
Height10-12 ft. tall (indoors)
Bloom TimeSpring and summer
Flower ColourDeep Green
Native AreaAsia, Australia

Baltic Blue Pothos Care

This kind of pothos plant requires no advanced knowledge to care for. This indoor tropical plant thrives in summer and spring with frequent watering, lots of sunshine, and little fertilizer. Nevertheless, despite its adaptability, this plant can survive without regular watering or fertilization.

Similar to numerous other pothos types, the Baltic Blue reaps advantages from being supported by a moss pole or trellis, which allows its leaves to expand and become more fenestrated. The Balic Blue will flourish without assistance, though, if you would rather let its long stems hang freely. For more detailed information about this plant, keep reading.


Baltic blue pothos can tolerate low light, but it thrives in abundant medium-to-bright indirect light. But if you put it in low light, it will stay little, maybe not develop fenestrations, and become lanky.

Leaf burns can occur in direct sunlight. This plant looks best in windows that face east or north, but it can also be placed a little bit away from windows that face west or south.


Baltic Blue Pothos, like other pothos plants, prefer to somewhat dry out between watering, but not entirely. It is important to avoid overwatering plants since it can cause stress and premature yellowing of the foliage. Instead, avoid leaving the potting mix moist or saturated for prolonged periods.

Thus, make sure to inspect the soil between watering. Let the soil around the plant nearly fully dry up before giving it a good, deep watering.

If the soil around a plant dries out completely due to a lack of irrigation, it shouldn’t be too serious. When a Baltic Blue Pothos plant doesn’t get enough water, its leaves may begin to droop a little. However, as long as you catch it early and give it enough water, the plant should recover.

If in doubt, it’s usually preferable to submerge your pothos plant rather than overwater it. The Baltic Blue Pothos is susceptible to root rot, just like many other tropical plants, if it is left in damp soil or is regularly overwatered. A moisture meter can also be used to find out the soil moisture content of your plant and whether watering is necessary.


Select a soil mixture that drains well overall but holds onto some moisture. You can add more orchid bark mix to make it extra chunky and airy, but a wonderful combination is equal parts perlite and indoor potting soil.

Temperature and Humidity

This tropical plant is an excellent option for indoor gardening because of its ability to tolerate high temperatures. Cold or frost-filled areas are not recommended for keeping Baltic Blue Pothos since they cannot tolerate extended periods of temperatures lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.

In terms of humidity, Baltic Blue Pothos thrive in fairly damp settings (ideally 60 percent), although they can withstand normal home humidity, which is frequently dry. Thus, for this tropical plant to thrive, it will be best to be in an area that is more humid or close to a small humidifier.

This pothos plant can tolerate humidity levels found in typical homes. However, for optimal outcomes and growth in excessively dry conditions, you can use a small humidifier to raise the air’s moisture content.


The development of the distinctive green-blue colour of your Baltic Blue Pothos also depends heavily on fertilization. During the growing season, apply a general houseplant fertilizer—such as granule, liquid, or soluble fertilizer—once a month or so, depending on the product’s instructions.

A burnt plant, blackened leaf tips, or very feeble growth could result from over-fertilizing. Proceed with caution. Reduce how much fertilizer you apply or how often you apply it if you observe these symptoms. You should also wash the soil with water to eliminate any excess fertilizer salts.

Once a year or whenever you see roots emerging from the drainage holes in the pot, repot your Baltic Blue Pothos. Select a container that is only marginally bigger than the old one while you are repotting. Ensure that there are enough drainage holes to avoid overwatering or problems with the roots of the plant.

Propagating Baltic Blue Pothos

The Baltic blue pothos is easily propagated by rooting stem cuttings in water, just like most other pothos. Although propagation can be done at any time of the year, spring or summer is the ideal season for Baltic blue pothos. Follow these few actions.

  • A pair of clean, sharp pruning shears or scissors can be used to take stem cuttings from a mature Baltic blue pothos plant. For the greatest likelihood of success, each stem cutting should have two to three nodes at the very least, but no more than five.
  • Each stem cutting should have one or two lower leaves removed from the base so that the node is visible along the stem.
  • Transfer the cuttings to a little container filled with fresh water. While the leaves should remain above the water’s surface, submerge the nodes in it.
  • Refresh the water in the container once a week and place it in medium-to-bright indirect light.
  • The nodes along the stem will produce tiny white roots after a few weeks. Cuttings that have roots can be inserted into the soil after they are at least one inch long.
  • Fill one or more small pots with well-draining potting mix, then plant the rooted cuttings in the soil, pressing the earth firmly around the stems to retain them in place.
  • After fully watering the stem cuttings, put them back in an area with lots of light.
  • To aid in the new roots’ soil acclimatization, maintain an even moisture level in the soil throughout the first week. Gradually let the soil dry out more and more in between watering until you have a regular watering schedule established.

Potting and Repotting Baltic Blue Pothos

This pothos grows swiftly and can outgrow its potting container in no time at all, given the correct conditions. But, depending on how big it gets, you might need to report these pothos more frequently than once per year or even once every two years.

Keep an eye out for indicators that your plant has outgrown its potting container, such as roots protruding from the top of the pot or growing from the drainage holes.

After that, select a new potting container that is one to two inches bigger than the one it was previously in, and make sure you repot your plant with lots of fresh potting soil.

Repotting should ideally be done in the spring or summer when the plant is actively growing to give it time to recuperate from the disturbance.

Common Pests and Plant Diseases

Pests do not often affect Baltic blue pothos. Nonetheless, keep an eye out for symptoms of typical houseplant pests like mealybugs, thrips, scales, and spider mites.

Additionally, watch for symptoms of fungal problems, such as overwatering-induced stem and root rot. Additionally affecting pothos can be bacterial leaf spots. Seek out patches with yellow haloes that are brownish or yellowish.

Throw away contaminated plants. Watering your plant from above is not recommended; instead, water it from the base.

Common Problems with Baltic Blue Pothos

When cultivated indoors, Baltic blue pothos is typically low-maintenance and doesn’t have many known problems. Like any plant, though, there’s always a chance your pothos will encounter a few typical issues.

Brown Spots on Leaves

Leaf burn (sunburn) is another possibility for brown blotches, which are typically caused by under-watering or low humidity. Make sure the afternoon sunlight isn’t hitting your plant too much. Additionally, ensure that the plant is nearly dry between watering.

The air surrounding the plant might get severely dried out, so make sure it is not too close to a draughty window or air vent. You can boost humidity with a little plant humidifier if you’re worried.

Leaves Aren’t Fenestration

The Baltic blue pothos plant is probably not getting enough light if its leaves aren’t fenestration. When there is little light, this plant keeps its leaves tiny to save energy. After moving it to a brighter spot, give your plant a few months to develop fenestrated growth. If this is the case, patience is essential. Your plant might not be developed enough to have fenestrated leaves.

Yellow Leaves

Yellow leaves can occasionally appear on Baltic Blue Pothos; however, this is usually not a reason for alarm, as it could simply be an old leaf withering away. At times, it could serve as a sign that the growing conditions of the plant require modification.

A plant with yellow leaves may be receiving too much or too little light or water. The yellowing of leaves can also be caused by thrips and spider mites. Cut off the plant’s yellow leaves.


Our care guide for Baltic Blue Pothos is now complete!

A great plant for beginners, the Baltic Blue Pothos can withstand low, medium, or even bright indirect light circumstances. It will flourish in your house or place of business, providing elegance and appeal without requiring a lot of care.

Please forward this guide to your other plant-loving friends if you find it useful. As always, don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any queries or worries concerning your lovely Baltic Blue Pothos or any other houseplant. Be careful, and enjoy your time in the garden!


What makes Cebu blue pothos different from Baltic blue pothos?

The Epipremnum pinnatum varieties, known as the Baltic blue pothos and Cebu blue pothos, are closely related. The main distinction between the two plants’ leaves is their size and colour, despite their similar shapes. Compared to Cebu blue, the Baltic blue pothos is larger, has darker leaves, and produces fenestrations earlier.

What kind of maintenance is necessary for the Baltic blue pothos?

The Baltic blue pothos require a lot of light, frequent watering, and light fertilization in the spring and summer to thrive. Furthermore, it is reasonably adaptive and resilient enough to endure the odd lack of fertilizer or watering.

Do plants that are Baltic blue pothos like to climb?

Growing up, Baltic blue pothos climbs. Its climbing vines can reach heights of 20 to 30 feet in their natural habitat. Depending on how it is grown, this plant can trail or reach a height of 10 to 12 feet indoors.

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