Cebu Blue Pothos, scientifically known as Epipremnum Pinnatum, is a houseplant that belongs to the Araceae family and is considered a trailing variety of pothos. It comes from Cebu Blue Island, located in the Philippines.
Also referred to as the Cebu Blue Pothos, this plant is known for its breathtaking leaves that can sometimes have fenestrations. The foliage is thin with hues of silver and blue mixed into the traditional green. It typically grows to eight feet long when kept indoors.
Cebu Blue Pothos Care
Cebu Blue is an easy-care houseplant. But for the best results, you must know the specifics of Cebu Blue Pothos care.
From soil types, temperature, lighting, and everything in between, here is what you need to know about Cebu Blue care.
The Cebu Blue requires soil that is well-drained but moist. And it should have an acidic/alkaline pH balance of 6.1 to 7.8. It is best to avoid soil that can easily become compacted. You can achieve this with one part potting soil and one part perlite or orchid bark.
To help your Cebu Blue thrive, water it once the top inch or two of soil becomes dry. When winter comes, and the plant is dormant, you can decrease the frequency of watering.
Epipremnum Pinnatum Pothos requires medium to fully bright but indirect light. The Cebu Blue Pothos does not thrive in low light or direct sunlight. The latter can scorch and burn its stunning foliage.
Humidity & Temperature
Despite being native to a tropical climate, Cebu Blue does well indoors. For optimal results, you should keep the temperature at 60-80˚F (15-26˚C) and the humidity at 70%. If you have trouble keeping the humidity at that level, consider placing a humidifier near the plant. An optimal humidity level can increase the growth rate.
The best Cebu Blue Pothos fertilizer is a balanced liquid type. During the warmer seasons, we recommend applying the liquid once a month. You can stop using the fertilizer once fall arrives.
Using a pair of clean shears, you can propagate Cebu Blue by cutting stems with five to six leaves attached. Then you will want to remove at least two leaves from the bottom of the stem to expose the nodes. Then submerge the exposed nodes into water while leaving the leaves above the water. Ensure to change the water every two weeks until the roots grow to one to two inches; you can then pot them.
Diseases & Pests
Blue Cebu Pothos is susceptible to pests commonly found on houseplants. Some of those include scale and Mealybugs. These pests suck the sap from plants and cause leaf damage. Keep an eye out for a sticky residue on your plants; this is the first sign of the pests’ presence. Also, beware of Fungus Gnats as they love the moist soil from Cebu Blue plants.
It is best to keep Cebu Blue Pothos out of reach from cats and dogs as it is toxic when chewed or ingested. The insoluble calcium oxalates can cause pets mouth irritation, drooling, vomiting, and difficulty swallowing.
Common Cebu Blue Questions
The Cebu Blue Pothos is not considered rare in comparison to other pothos varieties, although it has unique foliage coloring.
One of the best things about Blue Cebu is how fast it can grow. The Cebu Blue Pothos can grow several feet in a single year under ideal conditions.
True to its common name, Cebu Blue Pothos is a true pothos plant. It belongs to the same family as the Manjula and Harlequin Pothos.
Cebu Blue are climbing plants. They are often found growing like vines amongst trees in their native location. You will also see more fenestrations as the Cebu Blue Pothos climbs.
If your Cebu Blue has yellowing leaves, it is because of poor conditions. The leaves can turn yellow when there is a lack of humidity, low light, or lack of watering. The most common cause for yellowing Blue Cebu leaves is underwatering.