The Baltic Blue Pothos is becoming a very popular houseplant lately. It is becoming less rare than it was in 2021, but it can still be a bit hard to find in big box stores. Known for its dark green leaves with blue undertones and eyecatching fenestrations, it is sure to capture the heart of Pothos collectors. If you are one of the lucky ones to have gotten your hands on a Baltic Blue Pothos then you will probably be looking on how to care for one. Read on for care info on the Baltic Blue Pothos.
Quick Overview on Baltic Blue Pothos Plant Care
|Scientific Name||Epipremnum pinnatum ‘Baltic Blue‘|
Epipremnum pinnatum ‘Baltic Form‘
|Light Requirements||Bright indirect light.|
|Watering Needs||Allow soil to dry out between watering.|
|Temperatures||60°F – 85°F is optimal.|
|Fertilizer||Fertilize half strength in the spring and summer months.|
|Soil||Well draining indoor potting mix with added perlite.|
|Toxicity||Toxic to pets.|
Baltic Blue Pothos Origins
Part of the Epipremnum genus, the Baltic Blue Pothos is an Epipremnum pinnatum. There is not too much documentation on the exact origins of the Baltic Blue itself, but most likely it is a mutation of the original dark green Epipremnum pinnatum like the Cebu Blue Pothos is.
Is the Baltic Blue Pothos Rare?
Originally the Baltic Blue was rare and hard to find when it began to be circulated around on popular plant social media accounts. But it is currently becoming less rare due to the plant being carried by Costa Farms and showing up in bigbox stores more often.
Baltic Blue Pothos Scientific Name
There are currently two scientific names being shown in botany journals for the Baltic Blue:
- Epipremnum pinnatum ‘Baltic Blue‘
- Epipremnum pinnatum ‘Baltic Form‘
Baltic Blue Pothos Light Requirements
Bright indirect light for at least 10 hours a day is the best amount of light for a Baltic Blue Pothos plant. Bright light is important to get more of the blue undertones and the fenestrations on the leaves as the plant matures.
Avoid direct sunlight, especially during the midday hours. Morning sun for a short period of time will be ok.
Let most of the soil dry out between waterings. If you see the leaves begin to get droopy and the soil is dry water the plant. Don’t let it go too long being dry.
Too much water can lead to root rot, so be sure not to water the plant if the soil is still moist to the touch.
Make sure to have a pot that allows for drainage.
Baltic Blue Pothos Soil
A standard indoor plant potting mix with some extra perlite added is a good soil medium for a Baltic Blue.
Temperatures should be kept between 60°F and 85°F. Avoid anything below 55°F.
Try to keep the humidity levels above 40%. It can go lower in the winter, but this is a good time to use a humidifier near the plant to help keep the levels up somewhat in the dry months.
Fertilize during the spring and summer when the plant is in its growth stage. Baltic Blue Pothos don’t need too much fertilizer. Use an organic liquid fertilizer at 1/2 of the dosage once a month when it is growing.
How to Propagate a Baltic Blue Pothos
You can easily propagate a Baltic Blue by using cuttings from the plant and sticking them in water or moist soil.
Baltic Blue Pothos Fenestration
As the leaves mature they get fenestrations on them. These fenestrations are one of the reasons this plant is highly sought after.
Toxicity and Pets
All Pothos, including the Baltic Blue, are toxic to pets.