Choosing a New Planter For a Pothos Plant
Pothos plants often quickly outgrow the 4″-6″ plastic growers pots they are commonly sold in. These enthusiastic vines really benefit from having more soil to spread out into. Here’s what to look for in planters for Pothos.
The first consideration is size. It’s common to up-pot Pothos plants into a planter that’s a few inches wider than its current container. For instance, if you’ve purchased a pothos plant in a 4″ nursery pot, it can be replanted into a 6″ or perhaps even a 8″ planter. Most plant parents avoid planting really small plants in really big planters as the potting soil can stay moist for a long time and the plant looks a bit odd with all that soil around it.
The next thing to look for is a drainage hole. In general, you want to replant the Pothos into a container that has drainage. If the planter you like has a drainage hole, go ahead and plant the Pothos directly into the new planter. That said, many indoor planters do not have drainage holes, as they’re meant to protect the hard surface upon which they sit. For these bowl-like planters, you can simply re-pot the Pothos plant into a larger plastic nursery pot that works as an inner liner (as long as it fits inside the decor planter). Then you can pull the liner pot out and take it to the sink to water it.