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Variegation in pothos depends on a lot of factors that can make or break the colors and streaks on its foliage. Let’s understand them in detail to get the best hues on its leaves!
Do understand the fact that not every pothos is variegated – for example, Cebu Blue Pothos has a striking blue-green foliage – but it stays solid in color – without any markings, splashes, or streaks.
So no matter how much you’ll try, it won’t get a variegation. Same goes for Neon Pothos, too.
If you want the best colors on the leaves, then pick out varieties that naturally have deeper variegation. Marble Queen Pothos, Golden Pothos (The quintessential Pothos for sure!), Manjula Pothos, and Snow Queen Pothos are some of the most distinctive ones with the best color palette on the foliage.
When it comes to pothos, we think it requires minimum light and will do just right in a dark room. Well, this may be right for a solid color pothos, or philodendron for that matter, but for the variegated varieties – NO! They need more light!
As we all know, photosynthesis is vital for every plant to survive and sunlight is the basic need for it. Lack of light forces the specimens to reduce the variegation, as photosynthesis primarily occurs in the green parts of the leaf, where chlorophyll is present – a vital component for absorbing light.
In variegated leaves, areas lacking chlorophyll cannot absorb light efficiently. This means they don’t contribute in the photosynthesis, potentially reducing the plant’s overall ability to produce energy – the reason why plants in low light are not as colorful as the ones that bask in the bright light.
I’m not saying you have to expose pothos to the sun all the time – well, not exactly.
All you have to do, is to make sure that the
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