‘Cebu Blue’ is a fabulous Pothos variety that hasn’t been on the market as long as other varieties, but it’s certainly made an impression in the time it’s been available!
It’s absolutely stunning, with silvery, blueish green leaves, and will settle itself quickly into your houseplant collection if you give it the right amount of care.
Interested in growing your own Cebu Blue Pothos? Here’s everything you should know to make this plant absolutely thrive under your care.
Pothos ‘Cebu Blue’ Care
Like most Pothos varieties, ‘Cebu Blue’ is not complicated to care for. If you give it the right conditions, and grow it up a moss pole, you’ll notice that the fabulous leaves will split when they mature, easily rivaling the beauty of a Monstera deliciosa!
Bright And Indirect Light
Like many Pothos plants, ‘Cebu Blue’ can adapt to varying levels of light, but it does best in bright and indirect light.
Always place your Pothos plants within a couple of feet of a window, as this will give the plant the energy it needs for better growth.
Northern or Eastern-facing window sills are best, as they can give the plant some direct sunlight without the risk of scorching the gorgeous leaves.
But don’t overdo direct sunlight. A Southern-facing window, for instance, is too fierce, and you’re better off saving that windowsill for sun-worshiping plants.
Warm temperatures are also something that these plants love. Don’t put them near sources of heat or drafts.
You don’t really need to think about humidity for Cebu Blue Pothos, as it will do just fine in average indoor levels.
Well-Draining, Good Quality Compost
While an ordinary houseplant compost mix will do, there is a better way, and you probably already have what you need.
You can improve soil for Pothos by adding a little perlite into a houseplant mix, around three parts of compost to one part perlite.
If you mix it thoroughly, and use that instead of compost on its own, you’ll find that you will have a healthier plant with a more robust root system.
Thanks to the improved drainage, it also makes it harder to overwater the plant, and who doesn’t want that?
Allow The Top Two Inches Of Soil To Dry Out
While Cebu Blue is pretty tolerant if you forget about it once in a while, if you water it regularly just when it needs it, you’ll see the most growth possible on this gorgeous plant.
Always soak the soil, and let the surplus water drain away from the pot, never allowing the plant to sit in water.
Let the top two inches of compost dry out, and then water it again. That’s it! Don’t let your plant dry out completely, as this will result in some of the beautiful leaves going yellow and dying off.
Feed Every Few Waterings In The Growing Season
These plants aren’t too demanding when it comes to fertilizer, but if you can feed them occasionally during the growing season, you’ll see the best growth possible.
Feed every third or fourth watering, using a balanced houseplant fertilizer. Scale it back during fall, and don’t feed at all during winter.
Remember not to feed a plant when the soil is very dry, as this will cause root burn. Water it first.
To avoid any problems, always use the recommended amount of both fertilizer and water, so that you don’t get the dosage wrong!
It is tempting to eyeball it when it comes to feeding your plants, but get it wrong and you’ll regret the damage!
How To Propagate Cebu Blue Pothos
Most Pothos varieties are very easy to propagate, and thankfully, Cebu Blue is not an exception to this.
It’s also a good idea to take cuttings if you are growing a Cebu Blue as a trailing plant, and it’s starting to reach the floor!
Take a few more cuttings than you plan on growing (as not all cuttings will root, unless you are lucky!), making sure that each one is a couple of inches long.
You can propagate Pothos plants in compost or water, so take your pick. Make sure that each cutting has at least one node, and the nodes are below the water line or surface of the soil.
Only the nodes that are submerged in water or buried into the soil will form roots. Just something to keep in mind.
Remove the lowest leaves if you find they will sit below the water line or in the compost, as you don’t need them.
If you’re propagating in water, transfer the cuttings straight into soil once the roots grow about an inch long.
Try not to wait longer than this, as the new plants may struggle to adapt to soil, and the growth will be slower to begin with.
If you prefer soil propagation, keep the compost damp at all times to encourage rooting. You’ll notice when the cuttings have rooted as the plant will put out new leaves.
To give the cuttings the best chance possible, and also to speed up the process, you can put them into an enclosed environment (such as a clear plastic bag, or under a clear lid) to help lock in the humidity and warmth.
Place them somewhere bright and indirect, and open up the lid or bag occasionally to allow in fresh air, and stop any fungal problems.
You can expect to see roots within a couple of weeks, but it may be sooner, or you may have to wait longer, depending on the growing conditions.
Try to avoid taking cuttings of your plants during fall or winter if you can help it. They might root, but there’s a bigger chance that they might not, and it will take much longer for them to do so.
It is still worth doing, however, if it’s a last-ditch effort to get your plant to survive, if the conditions have been wrong for too long, for example.
You may have to be a little more patient, but the results will be worth it.
Cebu Blue is a striking Pothos variety that’s sure to make an impact in any room, whether you have only a few plants or several hundred!
The silvery blue leaves are absolutely beautiful, and it helps that this plant is very easy to care for, and you can propagate it very easily.
It’s worth thinking about whether you want to grow this plant as a trailing plant, or train it up a moss pole or a similar kind of support.
With Pothos plants, and some philodendrons (see also Differences Between Pothos And Philodendron Plants), if you grow them up a support, the leaves will get huge, and will even fenestrate! If you have the room for a plant with a moss pole, it’s something worth considering.
If not, this plant looks just as beautiful tumbling down from a container, as the color of the leaves make their own focal point, holding their own in any room.
Whichever way you choose to grow this plant, try not to let it dry out completely, and give it plenty of light for it to thrive.