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Curling Leaves Pothos

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Are your pot leaves curling up? The winding of the leaves is caused by several possible conditions. In this detailed guide, you will learn how to correct them.

Have you picked up a Pothos because it is quite independent and easy to maintain, only to find that your Pothos leaves are curling up like crazy? This can certainly come as a surprise, especially for those who are new to plant care.

I went through a similar situation when I found my beautiful silver Pothos leaves rolled up together. So, I went there, I did this. Fortunately, there are many reasons why this happens, and many of them are fixable.

Without further ado, let’s take a look at why your normal or silver Pothos leaves might curl and shrink.

You are underwater

The amount of water you give your Pothos can have a significant impact on its long-term health. Many beginners in indoor plants tend to make the mistake of underwatering their potted plants. They think that because it is a low-maintenance houseplant, it is practically impossible to finish.

Even though Pothos plants prefer their soil to dry out between watering cycles, be sure to water them at least enough so that the soil is moist to a depth of about 1″. Pothos tend to grow the most if you make sure your soil is evenly moist (but not soggy) all the time.

When your Pothos plant receives little or no water, the leaves of your Pothos plant begin to curl to retain moisture. Water them once or twice a week, depending on some of the variables in the video above. Check the soil moisture level by placing your index finger at least an inch below the surface.

Well, how do you make sure you don’t regularly underwater your Pothos? Just note the time it takes at the bottom of your pot to dry after a watering cycle and set a reminder for yourself or schedule it.

In addition, like most indoor plants, Pothos need more water in summer than in winter, so be sure to adapt your watering schedule to weather conditions and seasonal changes.

You water too much

Excessive watering can lead to situations where the normal or silver Pothos leaves curl, which also leads to root rot! Excessive watering leads to soggy soil, and the roots of Pothos cannot survive for a long time in saturated soil.

Once the roots of your plants start to rot, all the water and nutrients that your Pothos needs to survive can no longer reach the stems and leaves of the plants. This makes them curl up to retain water. The plant is essentially “underwatered by excessive watering”, if that makes sense. Dead roots = no ability to absorb water.

You can avoid this problem of excessive watering by placing your potted plants in pots with drainage holes. If you don’t have them, just add a drainage bowl to your pot. This allows excess water to drain quickly from the soil before it reaches the roots of your plant.

If only the ends of the leaves curl downwards, this is a good sign. This shows that root rot is still in its early stages and that you can save your precious plant. You just need to take your Pothos out of the pot and examine their roots. Healthy roots have a white color.

Just use a pruner or scissors to remove all the rotten roots of brown color. Once you have cut off all the rotting roots, wash your tool and plant your potted plants in fresh soil. Then look for signs of root rot in the new environment. If you managed to push it back, do not forget to adjust your watering schedule.

It’s too hot

You will also notice that your normal or silver Pothos leaves curl if the temperature of the room in which they are located is too hot. The foliage begins to curl at the ends when the temperatures are not between 18 and 29°C (65 and 85 ºF). Temperatures outside this range will only stress your plant more and hinder its growth.

The placement of your plant plays a key role in heat exposure. For example, try not to expose your Pothos plant to direct sunlight. Another common mistake is to place it in an area that reflects heat throughout the day or that does not have enough airflow for the temperature to rise in the middle of the day.

Too little or too much light

If your Pothos plant is healthy, it should have wide, flat leaves that grow naturally in a direction facing the light source. However, if your Pothos leaves curl in the direction of the light or reach this direction, it is a sign that your Pothos leaves are not exposed to enough natural light.

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