Glacier Pothos Care & Propagation Guide

Written by Ivy

Jan 13 2023

Glacier Pothos Care & Propagation Guide
Glacier Pothos (Epipremnum Aureum “Glacier”) is a very beautiful small pothos plant with rounded but heart-shaped bright white and soft green variegated leaves. No matter in spring, summer, autumn and winter, it will always remain young, and will not wither. It is evergreen and gives people a beautiful feeling of vitality. The vitality of glazier Pothos is very tenacious. It has lush branches and leaves and is often attached to other trees or walls, so it is often used as a green landscape. At the same time, glazier Pothos is also a good foliage plant, which is very suitable for indoor potted plants. So, how to grow and care for Epipremnum Aureum “Glacier” Pothos? Let's take a look.

Glacier Pothos Quick Info

Botanical/Scientific Name Epipremnum aureum
Common Name Glacier Pothos
Uses Air purification, easy propagation and symbolism
Origin Soloman Islands
Light Care Bright, indirect light
Soil Care Standard potting mix as long as it drains moisture well
Temperature Care Between 60 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit
Humidity Care Humid environments
Watering Every 5 to 8 days depending on the weather
Pruning Care Remove dead leaves
Fertilizer Care Once every 1-2 weeks
Propagation Stem cuttings
Toxic Pothos are toxic plants if ingested

Glacier Pothos Care in Detail

Glacier Pothos Care & Propagation Guide

Glacier Pothos Watering

Glacier Pothos is a plant that likes to grow in a humid environment, but if there is too much water, it will also cause plant root rot. Therefore, in the usual breeding process, we must pay attention to the watering amount of glazier Pothos. Under normal weather, glazier Pothos Ivy needs watering every day, but the watering amount should not be too much. In winter, glacier pothos is dormant. At this time, we should reduce the amount and times of watering and water it every half a month.

Glacier Pothos Soil

Glazier Pothos is a negative plant, but it can also grow well in a full sunlight environment. Glazier Pothos likes to grow in a warm and humid climate. He is not very strict with the soil. He likes wet, loose and fertile soil and can't bear salt and alkali. The stems and vines of glacier Pothos can easily grow roots, which are generally propagated by cutting. In the greenhouse, cutting can be carried out all year round. For family breeding, we'd better choose April to may in spring and August to September in autumn. When cutting glacier Pothos, we should choose sandy soil with loose, good ventilation conditions and good drainage conditions.

Glacier Pothos Light

Glacier Pothos likes to grow in a cool environment and can live in light. However, in a sunny environment, the leaves of glacier Pothos will be more bright and shiny. Therefore, when we breed glacier Pothos at ordinary times, we can place it in a bright place. However, in summer, the sun is strong. At this time, in order to avoid sunburn caused by strong light, it needs to be properly shielded. In cloudy and rainy days, we can place it in an outdoor shelter to let glazier Pothos see more light.

Glacier Pothos Temperature

Glacier Pothos has a wide growth temperature range. The suitable temperature for the growth of glazier Pothos is 20-25 degrees. Because glazier Pothos is afraid of high temperature, the temperature shall not be higher than 35 degrees in summer. It can withstand minus 7 degrees in winter, but it will be frostbitten. It is best to keep the temperature around 10 degrees.

Glacier Pothos Humidity

The plant glazier Pothos is very sensitive to the humidity in the air. The humidity of glazier Pothos varies with seasons. Therefore, we need to pour more water on glazier Pothos in summer to avoid water loss of glazier Pothos due to the sun, In winter, we can water less at an appropriate time, but we should pay attention not to water at noon in winter, because the temperature is the highest at noon in winter. If we water, it will affect the stomatal growth of glacier Pothos.

Glacier Pothos Fertilizer

Glacier Pothos needs to be fertilized in spring and autumn, and base fertilizer is required for planting and soil change. During the growth period, glazier Pothos usually uses liquid fertilizer, such as cake fertilizer and water. In addition, potassium dihydrogen phosphate solution must be used once or twice. Bone powder can be used as the base fertilizer. Liquid fertilizer must be fully diluted and reused. The concentration of potassium dihydrogen phosphate solution is better at 0.1% - 0.2%, and bone powder and other substances need to be mixed with the matrix; Generally speaking, it is better to apply liquid fertilizer once every two or three weeks.
Glacier Pothos grows most vigorously in spring and autumn, which need to be supplemented with sufficient fertilizer. In addition, a certain amount of base fertilizer, such as bone meal, is also required when planting and changing the soil on the pot, which will be helpful to the growth of glazier Pothos.
In the growth period, topdressing usually uses some liquid fertilizer, such as cake fertilizer and water prepared by ourselves; In addition, additional spraying of potassium dihydrogen phosphate solution is required. Glacier Pothos base fertilizer mainly uses some nutritious substances such as bone meal.
When using liquid fertilizer, it is necessary to add a large amount of water according to the needs, and then apply it after fully diluted. The concentration of potassium dihydrogen phosphate solution is best controlled between 0.1-0.2%. The base fertilizer such as bone meal shall be mixed with the matrix, which can be peat soil or rotten leaf soil, etc. in addition, it shall be mixed with river sand. The liquid fertilizer applied by glacier Pothos during the growth period is generally better once every two weeks or three weeks, and the number of times is not too much.
Do not apply fertilizer when the temperature is not appropriate. Specifically, when the temperature is above 30 degrees or below 10 degrees, it is best to apply fertilizer twice, otherwise it will damage the health of glazier Pothos.

Glacier Pothos Pruning

No matter what plant it is, the most basic thing in pruning is to prune the sick and weak branches and buds, and glacier Pothos is no exception. The vitality of glacier Pothos is very strong and the growth speed of climbing rattan is very fast. Therefore, during maintenance, once the relatively weak branches and buds and branches and buds such as diseased branches are found, the glacier pothos pruning shall be carried out to cut all the diseased and weak branches and buds, so that the nutrition of the plant will not leak out.
Many people don't know how to prune glazier Pothos. They are afraid that cutting too much will hurt the plant. In fact, vine plants like glazier Pothos can survive as long as you don't cut their branches and leaves bare. Glazier Pothos is for modeling, so the branches and buds should be cut short, which is not only beautiful, but also can promote the growth of branches and buds again.
When cutting glazier Pothos, remember not to remove part of the tender buds, which is very necessary to inhibit the crazy growth of glazier Pothos plants. Plucking is usually carried out during the peak growth season of glacier Pothos. If a part of the buds on the top of the newly grown branches and shoots are removed, it can effectively inhibit its crazy growth. However, it is not enough to remove the buds at one time. It is best to pick them three to four times in a row.
The pruning time of glacier Pothos is generally concentrated in spring. At this time, the temperature warms up and the plant has begun to grow, which is very conducive to the wound recovery of the plant. Whether it is to cut short branch buds, pick the heart, or trim sick and weak branches, it is carried out at this time. Never prune when the temperature exceeds 30 ℃ in summer or in winter. You can also cut off sick and weak branches and buds in early autumn.
When pruning glacier Pothos, we must pay attention to choosing a sunny day and pruning in a warm and dry environment. Never choose the bad weather with rain or snow, which is very unfavorable to the recovery of plant growth. Pruning should not be carried out at noon. Try to prune in the mildest morning or evening of the day.
Many flower friends hang their potted plants when breeding glazier Pothos. In this way, the shape of glazier Pothos is fishing. This shape is the simplest, suitable for novice breeding and simple to trim. As long as 5 ~ 10 vines are suspended, and other branches and buds are cut as short as possible, it can be very beautiful.

Glacier Pothos Repotting

Glazier Pothos repotting is very important for the plants just bought back. As glazier Pothos, people mainly watch its leaves, so when we first buy glazier Pothos in the market, we should observe whether its leaves are healthy. If the leaves are yellow, have diseases and pests or look wilted, we can't choose. After we buy the healthy glazier Pothos, we will give it glazier Pothos repotting. We find some loose and breathable nutrient soil, then take glazier Pothos out of the original flower pot for disinfection, and then plant it in the new flower pot.
When we disinfect the roots, we should carefully check the condition of the roots. If there are rotten roots, we should clean them up, soak the roots in disinfectant water and dry them in a ventilated place, so that they will not continue to be infected when replanting. After planting glazier Pothos, we should first put it in a cool and ventilated place to slow the seedlings of glazier Pothos. After adapting to the new environment, we should put glazier Pothos in a sunny room. We'd better hang the glazier Pothos flower pot, so that the branches will be beautiful when glazier Pothos grows.
After completing the planting of glazier Pothos repotting, we should always observe the growth of glazier Pothos during the culture process. If glazier Pothos has yellow leaves or diseased leaves, we should cut them off in time. Of course, in order to make the glazier Pothos look more beautiful, we can trim the glazier Pothos by ourselves and cut off some unsightly branches. We can find some healthy branches for cutting, so that we can cultivate more glazier Pothos.
Although the sun is strong in summer, we can't let the glazier Pothos after repotting be directly exposed to the sun, but we can't let the glazier Pothos never be exposed to the sun. We can put it in a place with astigmatism indoors and let it properly receive the sun. The newly planted glazier Pothos does not need to be fertilized immediately, otherwise the roots of glazier Pothos may be killed by fertilizer before the seedlings are slowed down. So we don't need to fertilize too often.

Glacier Pothos Pest & Disease Control

Glazier Pothos is not a very delicate plant and has a strong ability to adapt to the environment. However, if we do not understand the cultivation method of glazier Pothos in the growth process, it will inevitably be plagued by diseases and pests. What should we do if we raise glazier Pothos Longhorned insects? It is very important to master the methods of glacier Pothos pest control.

1. Leaf roller borer

Symptoms: leaf curling moth larvae hide in the leaves of glacier Pothos and feed on mesophyll. Transparent grayish brown membrane appeared in vein and upper epidermis. The excreta of rolled leaves appear on the leaves, and then the leaves turn yellow and fall off.
Control methods: (1) we can trap overwintering mature larvae with tufted grass or hay pile; (2) Spray 1000 times EC or 60% diphosphate 1500 times EC before leaf rolling at the end of the second age.

2. Starscream

Symptoms: glazier Pothos has withered leaves, yellow and white, red and pear shaped leaves, black spots on the back of both sides, and adult mites, which usually occur in early June or July. If it is not controlled in time, it will affect the growth of glazier Pothos. Glazier Pothos pest control is one of the most harmful pests. Control methods: (1) when glacier Pothos has abnormal leaf color, pay attention to observe the leaf back and remove red mites; (2) Spray 20% dixiejin wettable powder 2000 times or 15% dixieling emulsion 2000 times.

3. Aphid

Symptoms: aphids appear on the top leaves and stems of glacier Pothos plants. If aphids grow on leaves and stems, they will grow slowly, turn yellow or even deform, which is one of the most common pests in many plants. Control method: when the number of aphids is small, brush off the aphids with a brush and cut off the curled and withered leaves of glacier Pothos; Dilute marathon emulsion with the concentration of 50% into 100 times solution for spraying. (Read More: Why Are My Pothos Leaves Curling)

4. Anthrax

Symptoms: it often occurs in autumn and rainy season. When the disease occurs, gray white spots appear on the leaves, red brown near round spots appear on the cotyledons, young stem rust spots, and then expand into short stripe rust spots. Prevention methods:_ Anthrax emissions focus on high humidity and insufficient ventilation, so we should stop watering and move glacier Pothos to a ventilated and transparent place; Spray 50% carbendazim wettable powder 500 times liquid.

5. Sunburn

Symptoms: the upper and new leaves of glacier Pothos turn light gray, wither slowly and fall early. The reason is usually that the dark glazier Pothos soil is moved to the sun, resulting in glazier Pothos being burned. Control method: during cultivation, we should not put glazier Pothos in a dark environment, and do not directly move it from the dark to the sun. We should usually plant it in a bright place, and pay attention to the cultivation method of glazier Pothos.

6. Epidemic disease

Symptoms: most of the leaves of glacier Pothos become brown and rotten, the stem base is soaked in dark green, and the diseased branches begin to wither. Its pathogenesis is mainly caused by excessive soil humidity, muggy environment and pathogenic bacteria. Control methods: remove diseased leaves or plants and reduce the number and amount of watering; Spray or irrigate 800 times of 25% metalaxyl wettable powder or 600 times of 58% metalaxyl manganese zinc wettable powder.

Glacier Pothos Propagation

Glacier Pothos Care & Propagation Guide

Glacier Pothos Cutting Propagation

The time of glacier Pothos cutting propagation is from April to may in spring or around August to September in autumn. We can cut the top branches from the glazier Pothos plant, then divide them into several sections, remove the leaves at the bottom and put them aside to dry. The cutting container can be a plastic cup with holes, which is filled with matrix. Then, poke several small holes on the matrix, insert the branches, gently press and pour water. We can keep the glazier Pothos cutting propagation in the astigmatism place, water it regularly, and control the temperature at about 15-20 ℃.
Glacier Pothos cutting propagation is suitable for spring and autumn. The cuttings are mostly 1-2-year-old semi lignified young branches. Although the old branches can also be cutted, their hair roots are poor. Generally, the length is about 10 cm, with a slight blade at the upper end; Insert it into the seedbed with coarse sand and vermiculite as the matrix, about 5cm deep, or directly into the basin of loose culture soil. Before glazier Pothos cutting propagation, the branches must be immersed in water before cutting. After glazier Pothos cutting propagation, it is necessary to shade in time or put it in a slightly cloudy environment. The air humidity should be large, the bed soil should not be too wet, and the matrix can be kept wet. When the temperature is about 15-20 ℃, it can take root after about two or three weeks.

Glacier Pothos Sowing Propagation

Glazier Pothos is a very ornamental plant. Its leaves can keep evergreen all the year round. It is very beautiful when flowering, so it is also popular. Let's learn about the seed planting method of glazier Pothos.
Glacier Pothos likes a warm and humid environment and needs to grow in a sunny environment. Moreover, it does not have high requirements for soil. Generally, the soil can be planted, but it is best to plant in a fertile, humid and well drained soil.
The selection of glazier Pothos seeds is also very important. When purchasing, it is necessary to strictly select seeds, and healthy, full and intact seeds are the best. Such glazier Pothos sowing propagation seeds can greatly improve the germination rate, and the growth effect in the later stage is also very good.
Before sowing, glacier Pothos needs to make preparations in advance, sort out the land in advance, remove the garbage in the soil, apply enough fertilizer, and then level the land.
Glazier Pothos singing propagation is relatively simple. It is generally sown by sowing. We can sprinkle the seeds in the whole land, cover a layer of thin soil, water appropriately and keep the soil moist. We can sprout in about half a month.

Glacier Pothos Benefits

Glazier Pothos are often planted on outdoor walls or courtyards, or cultured in indoor hanging baskets. No matter where they are, they have vigorous vitality, climb like geckos and extend like spider webs. We will see a piece of emerald green in late spring and summer. The leaves of glacier Pothos are like maple leaves. Every flowering period, it will open small yellow and white flowers. It is very beautiful and fresh. It has become a popular green ornamental plant. Whether in the outdoor environment or indoors, it can bring a green and hope, especially in the interior, it is a very eye-catching green plant, which can play the role of decoration and beautification.
Glacier Pothos can improve the natural power and freshness of the host's living environment. Moreover, it is also a very healthy and environment-friendly ornamental plant. It can not only green the environment, but also purify the air, absorb indoor waste gas and release oxygen through photosynthesis.
Speaking of glazier Pothos, you will think of green plants, ivory towers representing knowledge, and glazier Pothos. We will think of words such as youth, youth, hope and vitality, not only its green appearance, but also the flower language of unlimited youth given by people, It seems that it only belongs to young people, their time and their pure friendship and love on campus.
Glacier Pothos also has good medicinal value. It can be used as a traditional Chinese medicine. It can clear away heat and fire, protect and nourish human liver, reduce pain in body parts, eliminate swollen abscesses, and have a good effect of disinfection and sterilization. In addition, glacier Pothos also has a good cosmetic effect, which can tighten the skin and eliminate edema.
Glacier Pothos is a common potted plant in home now. It has very strong vitality, green and small flowers. It has high appreciation value and is good for the environmental purification of the room.

Glacier Pothos Care FAQs

Glacier pothos identification

The length of glacier Pothos is about 3-5 meters, with multiple branches on it, and the whole stem is a wooden stem. Glacier Pothos is not strict with light requirements. It can grow under direct light or weak light and is slightly resistant to cold.

Is glacier pothos rare?

Glazier Pothos is one of the least common 'small leaf' white and green variations of Pothos. Glazier Pothos has two different colors. It can be said that glazier Pothos is a relatively rare plant.

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