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by plantqueen on September 22, 2006 10:19 PM
I have a pothos that I have had for about 5 years and that one has done great for me all along but about 6 months ago I got a new one. It was just a starter plant and I bought it for at work because we didn't have any plants. It has grown a lot but every week we lose a few leaves because they turn yellow. It is not getting bare at all but this just bothers me because I have never had any troubles with my one at home. What could I be doing wrong with this new one at work???

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by Gillian on September 23, 2006 08:07 AM
Pothos are picky until you find a good spot for them. I have two now, and one has always had a hard time. I found a good spot finally and it's growing fast. I'd try to move yours around.
Gilly
by joclyn on September 23, 2006 09:42 AM
maybe the soil needs to be amended so that it drains better?

did you transplant it to a bigger pot after you bought it?

what about light? is it getting enough or maybe too much?
by Rosepetal on September 24, 2006 07:00 AM
Plantqueen,

I had the same problem, I've restarted the one that got yellow leaves, the same thing happened again. I even threw out the dirt thinking there was something wrong. Finally someone one the forum asked if I was maybe feeding it too much. I had been giving my plants "Schutz Plant food" in their water. So I quit and I haven't had a leaf fall off since. I just give them a bit of tap water, usually once a week.

Hope this helps you some.

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by plantqueen on September 25, 2006 10:04 PM
I haven't fed it at all. I just water it. I think it drains well enough. I did transplant it but it has been doing well since then and it is not in too big of a pot. It is actually outgrowing its pot and will have to be transplanted before long. It has really grown a lot but now it just seems to be unhappy. I will try moving it and see if that helps any.

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by Jiffymouse on September 27, 2006 12:26 AM
mine got grumpy when the air flow changed in the house, it didn't like the "draft" moving furniture (rather than the plant) caused.
by Delko on September 28, 2006 01:56 PM
Nice photos! It’s hard to believe that you just water it.
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by DowntoEarth on September 29, 2006 09:32 AM
In the fall when there is less light, I always lose a few leaves, maybe 5-6 to yellowing, but thankfully it eventually stops as it gets adjusted.

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