Native to China, the Indian Subcontinent, Australia, New Guinea, Southeast Asia, and various islands of the Pacific and Indian Ocean, pothos are easily one of the most common houseplants and a great choice for beginners. In their native habitat they climb trees with their aerial roots and grow super tall in the shade. In the wild the leaves can grow over 12 inches in length. In captivity they run 4-5 inches at best.
Toxicity: Mildly toxic causing stinging around the mouth and digestive upset if consumed in large enough amounts.
Light: They thrive in bright indirect light, but tolerate low to little to artificial light just fine.
Soil: a well-draining mixture with moisture retention is best. The easiest mix is 1 part indoor potting soil to 1 part perlite.
Humidity: they do best above 50% supplement with humidifier or misting if needed, but will also tolerate lower humidity
Watering: Allow the top 1-2 inches of soil to dry between waterings, better to go a little longer dry than to sit with "soggy feet" triggering root rot.
Fertilizer: They aren't heavy feeders. Use a general houseplant fertilizer diluted by half every other week spring through summer. Decrease to monthly during the fall/winter. We recommend using Gold Leaf mixed to 1 TBSP/gallon every two to three weeks from spring to end of summer. You can continue to fertilize every six weeks during the winter when the active growth is slower or skip it until spring.