Cebu Blue Pothos Complete Care Guide

Epipremnum Cebu Blue or Cebu Blue Pothos, although in the United States and Asia is a pretty common plant, is a bit more rare in Europe. Cebu Blue is a plant with an amazing growth rate, and if you have experience with Golden Pothos, Cebu Blue will be just as easy.

Scientific name: Epipremnum Pinnatum ‘Cebu Blue’

Also called: Cebu Blue Pothos, Blue Pothos or simply Cebu Blue

Family: ARACEAE

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care meter: 9/10

Cebu Blue Pothos deserves a 10/10, BUT I don’t know your home conditions, and we’ll stick with a 9 for now.

light

Like most plants, Epipremnum Cebu Blue prefers strong indirect light. Although some sources claim that it can withstand medium light, you should know that it will not grow as fast and the leaves will develop smaller and smaller.

If your home does not allow a good source of natural light, you can place your Cebu Blue Pothos under artificial growth lights. We also tested it, and the plant will develop new leaves without problems.

Cebu Blue Pothos under growlights

watering

Epipremnum Cebu Blue can be treated like any other pothos, during the vegetation period it can be watered approximately once a week, and in the colder months, the interval should be increased to two or three weeks, depending on the light and heat in your home.

Cebu Blue prefers dry soil rather than excess water. Always check before watering if the substrate is mostly dry.

temperature

A great temperature for Cebu Blue growth is between 20-26°C, but the plant is easily adaptable. Do not leave your Cebu Blue in temperatures below 15°C due to the risk of mushy leaves and root rot.

my first ever Cebu Blue

humidity

Epipremnum Cebu Blue withstands the normal home humidity (45-55%), although it would be preferable to have a higher humidity. This helps aerial roots grow and they are a big plus for propagation.

fertilizer

During growing season, you can fertilize your Cebu Blue Pothos once a month, with a balanced NPK concentration of 10-10-10 for example.

During winter, you could stop fertilizing because the plants go through dormancy, but if Cebu Blue shows signs of growing, you can still fertilize it, but less often and with a more dilute solution.

this is how overfertilizing looks on Cebu Blue Pothos

substrate

Epipremnum Cebu Blue prefers a lightweight substrate, which allows excess water to drain quickly. A good and affordable mix for Cebu Blue could be made of coco coir, perlite and pine bark.

Whatever you choose, it’s important that the mix dries easily and allows the plant’s roots to breathe.

plastic versus terracotta

Cebu Blue Pothos can be grown in both plastic and terracotta pots. If you opt for terracotta, you will need to check the pot more often. Terracotta, being a porous material, allows water to evaporate faster.

Another option for Cebu Blue can be a self-watering pot that can get rid of worries caused by excessive watering or plant neglect while on vacation.

repotting

You can repot your Epipremnum Cebu Blue during growing season, when you see roots coming out of the bottom of the pot. You can also repot during winter, since Cebu Blue is a very active plant all year round and can recover quickly.

If you have recently purchased a Cebu Blue, it is best to let it acclimatize to the new environment for at least a week before repotting.

Replace the current pot with a slightly larger one. The roots will not do well in too much substrate because they cannot absorb all the water, and this can lead to rot.

propagation

The easiest way to propagate your Cebu Blue is to cut the stem into segments that contain at least one node. The segments can be placed in water or directly in the soil. I put them in water, because I like to watch the roots grow before planting them in substrate.

Cebu Blue Pothos stem cuttings

Another method is by leafless stem cuttings. If you have an Epipremnum Cebu Blue that has been depraved by light and has grown leggy, you can cut the stems and give them a new life. We’ll talk more about that very soon.

Cebu Blue Pothos leafless stem cuttings propagation

pests

I was fighting mealy bugs on my Cebu Blue, which I removed with rubbing alcohol because I saw them in time. Thrips are other creatures that can appear at some point and are much more unbearable.

As a precaution, check the leaves of your plant each time you water it. This way you will detect any problems in time.

toxicity

Unfortunately, Cebu Blue is not pet friendly, is toxic to cute pets and can cause irritation.

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