Baltic Blue Pothos are easy-care tropical plants that will brighten any room. An attractive and distinctive plant is a must-have for those who wish to grow plants indoors. You can confidently raise your Baltic Blue Pothos with the information included in this post. Find out more about the fascinating characteristics of this plant by reading on.
Baltic Form Pothos, Epipremnum Baltic Blue, and Pothos Baltic Blue are common names for this plant. It is often mistaken for its cousin, Cebu Blue Pothos, despite its windowed leaves.
There is, however, a clear difference between them. This genus of blue climbs and trails like other blues, but it has textured leaves that smell of mint and are silvery in appearance. Before it can fenestrate, it must climb. If you allow a Cebu Blue pothos plant to trail, it will still thrive. Unlike fenestration, leaf shrinkage doesn’t occur.
Unlike Baltic Blue Pothos, its leaves aren’t blueish-green, nor do they shine with silver. Compared to other pothos varieties, Baltic Blue fenestrates sooner. Dark green, heart-shaped leaves have a bluish tint on this perennial from the Araceae family. In the presence of a window that faces east or west, it prefers humidity indoors.
Epipremnum is a genus within the Araceae family that encompasses Pothos Baltic Blue. A Baltic Blue pothos is Epipremnum pinnatum, whereas Golden Pothos, Marble Queen Pothos, and Marble Queen Pothos are Epipremnum aureum. This plant has two names: Baltic Blue Epipremnum pinnatum and Epipremnum pinnatum pinnatum.
The Butterfly family includes Epipremnum Pinnatum, which was first discovered in 1908 in the jungles of the Philippines. There have also been naturalizations in Southeast Asian countries.
Initially discovered by Costa Farms in 2022, Epipremnum pinnatum was thought to be the parent plant of Baltic Blue, a mutation of the dark green Epipremnum.
Baltic Blue Pothos Growing Instructions
Baltic Blue Pothos thrives in a variety of light conditions. A medium- and high-light environment is ideal for growing plants. These lights are present for a significant portion of the day, creating moderate to solid shadows. Excessive sunlight causes leaves to turn green instead of blue. This plant does best in a location with at least 60 footcandles of light daily and within three to four feet of an east- or west-facing window.
An adequately watered Baltic Blue pothos is preferable to allow a little space between waterings. Ensure the potting mix is not left wet or saturated for a long time. The foliage of pothos turns yellow prematurely when it is overwatered. Make sure the soil is moist before watering.
It is common to have moderate humidity levels in homes and offices, which is why Baltic Blue Pothos can thrive there. Optimizing air moisture is especially helpful in arid conditions for optimal performance and growth.
In general, Baltic Blue pothos should be fed once every six months. Plant fertilizer formulated explicitly for houseplants and container plants should be used to fertilize them. The growth rate of your plant will be faster if you fertilize it more frequently. The packaging should always indicate when and how much fertilizer should be used.
During shipping, we mounded our Baltic Blue pothos to reduce damage. Depending on the variety, Pothos varieties can be hung or grown upwards on peat posts. When you pinch back newly emerging growth, you will encourage the plant to branch out, resulting in a fuller-looking plant. There is no risk of damaging plants when pruned or pinched at any time of year.
This Epipremnum pinnatum ‘Baltic Blue’ has a vining habit that makes it a great candidate for baskets or urns, thanks to its vining habit. A young Baltic Blue plant can be grown on a desk or tabletop, but they are not suitable for full sunlight.
Baltic Blue can be trained to grow in various ways, making it an extremely versatile plant. You can grow them in a garden or at home, making them great decorative plants.
Baltic Blue and other Pothos plants have no noticeable differences regarding their lighting requirements. The plant will grow well anywhere that receives medium to bright light. It is best to place it near a sunny window in your home. According to the intensity of the morning, you should avoid west- or east-facing windows should avoid west- or east-facing windows.
In summer, you should relocate the plant if it faces south to prevent it from burning. Baltic Blue can be taken outside without any problems. However, direct sunlight should not be exposed to it to prevent damage.
Ideally, Baltic Blue pothos should be grown in well-drained soil. Indoor soil mixes are suitable for growing plants like these. Adding perlite and coco coir to the soil mix can also improve its quality.
When you use properly drained soil, you can prevent water logging while providing your plants with drainage. When dense soil cannot drain water, wilted and yellow leaves are usually a sign of root rot.
Water is not a big issue for Baltic Blue plants. It is, however, important not to let it dry out completely because this can cause your plant to wilt. Spring and summer are good times to water your plant weekly. When the temperature is lower, and the soil retains more moisture, you can reduce this to once every two weeks during winter and fall.
Plants of the Baltic Blue variety are usually easy to take care of. It is common for growers to encounter the following problems:
A unique feature of this plant is its fenestration. Plants with Baltic Blue fenestration grow faster than those with other fenestration types. Bright light is not necessary when developing fenestration. New leaves often develop when plants have fenestrations.
In such cases, growers are often concerned if the plant does not develop fenestration. Plants usually exhibit this behaviour when they don’t receive enough sunlight. It can produce more fenestrated leaves if it is moved to a sunny location.
When there is too much space between your Baltic Blue leaves, it is said to be leggy. Plants that grow thicker or bushier need to be pruned more often. Branches that are cut off from a plant’s base will grow back close to the bottom of the branches that are cut off. Leggy growth is commonly caused by insufficient sunlight. To avoid having this problem occur again in the future, you may wish to adjust the position of your plant.
It is either overwatering or not getting enough sunlight if your Baltic Blue plant leaves start turning yellow. If the soil feels damp, you should not water the plant. In this case, water isn’t the problem. Check if the plant receives sufficient sunlight at its location and move it to a sunny spot if possible.
Insufficient water or low humidity will cause brown spots on the Baltic Blue plant’s leaves. You should also mist the plant regularly if you fail to water it on time. As a result of sunburn, brown spots may also appear. The plant might be receiving too much sun in its current position if the season recently changed or it was recently relocated to a sunnier area.
There are wide new varieties of pothos, but Baltic Blue Pothos is one of the most popular. With a touch of colour and a veritable centrepiece when it reaches maturity, this Epipremnum pinnatum houseplant adds a splash of colour to any room. Despite its rarity, the plant is easy to grow and well worth adding to your collection.
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