Your Complete Baltic Blue Pothos Care Guide

The Baltic Blue Pothos

A Baltic Blue Pothos is a great house plant to add to your household or ongoing plant collection. If you’re looking for a new houseplant, we’re here to tell you all about this great houseplant.

We’re going to go over everything from what is a Baltic Blue Pothos to the plant’s specific features and list important care tips for Baltic Blue Pothos and common questions about the plant.

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Top Tips for Baltic Blue Pothos Care 

A Baltic Blue Pothos is a great beginner house plant for those just starting their collection. They are low maintenance, and they will flourish and live for years with just enough care. 

This isn’t to say that you can get away with neglecting a Baltic Blue. Here are the top Baltic Blue Pothos care tips.


The best light conditions for a Baltic Blue to thrive is in medium sunlight levels. They can stay in high sunlight areas, but not too long, or the leaves will lose their shade of purple.

Costa Farms, who created the Baltic Blue, suggests keeping the plant 3 to 4 feet (91.44 to 121.92 cm) from a window. Ideally, a window that will catch sunlight from the east or west of your home with an unobstructed view.

Watering Needs

Baltic Blues are like all other pothos that prefer to dry out during the day. This isn’t to say that you can go without watering your plant.

Aim for at least one watering daily and check the soil daily, so it isn’t overly wet or moist. Overly watering Baltic Blue stresses the plant out and prematurely turns its leaves yellow.

Humidity Levels 

As a plant that thrives in tropical settings, a Baltic Blue must be in an area with average humidity. Help it grow by boosting air moisture in the plant’s location.

Does a Baltic Blue Pothos Need Fertilizer? 

To help a Baltic Blue Pothos grow, Costa Farms developers recommend fertilizing twice a year or every six months. They say you can go over two times but never over the amount on the package instructions.

Fertilizing more than two times a year is overkill and unnecessary to help the plant grow.

Pruning Instructions

Baltic Blues tend to grow fast, and the plants can quickly spread over a large area. You can prune this plant with no problem and help the plant grow more healthy. Regular pruning will give it a more full and bushy look.

Baltic Blue Pothos vs. Cebu Blue Pothos 

Now, before you go out and buy a Baltic Blue, you must know there are different Pothos plants. A Cebu Blue Pothos is one of those plants that look similar to a Baltic Blue.

To avoid accidentally buying a Cebu Blue, here are the characteristics of a Baltic Blue Pothos vs. Cebu Blue Pothos.

Baltic Blue Pothos Features 

A Baltic Blue Pothos has a distinct look that sets it apart from other pothos plants. Its most notable features are the large leaves with a dark cast and distinct blue tint.

Another key difference is the Baltic Blue Pothos fenestration process is faster than all others in the Pothos family.

Cebu Blue Pothos Features 

Cebu Blue Pothos look very different from a Baltic Blue and grow completely differently. A Cebu Blue has a silver tint to its leaves rather than a blue hue like the Baltic Blue has.

The leaves also have more texture than a Baltic Blue. They feature textures that can be a mix of scaly or bumpy, while a Baltic Blue has a smooth surface.

Cebus also go through the traditional fenestration process as all other Pothos plants require. For fenestration, a Cebu Blue must climb up an object towards sunlight which takes longer than a Baltic Blue.

Epipremnum Baltic Blue and Epipremnum Baltic Blue Features

You will hear two other names with the Baltic Blue: Epipremnum Baltic Blue and Epipremnum Pinnatum Baltic Blue. Baltic Blue Pothos is a clone from the Epipremnum Pinnatum, a traditional climbing species of Pothos plant.

Epipremnum Pinnatum is also another name for a Cebu Blue. The name Epipremnum Baltic Blue is just another name for Baltic Blue that you may hear some growers use.

Is the Baltic Blue Pothos Rare? 

A common question about this plant is, is the Baltic Blue Pothos rare? The answer is no; it is not a rare plant.

The Baltic Blue Bothos is a clone of the Epipremnum Pinnatum made at Costa Farms. They developed this plant to grow quickly and be widely available wherever Costa Farms sells its plants. 

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The Mature Baltic Blue Pothos 

On top of being a low-maintenance plant, a mature Baltic Blue Pothos has beautiful features that elevate a room’s atmosphere. Here are the characteristics of a mature Baltic Blue.

Wide and Colorful Leaves

Mature Baltic Blue Pothos set themselves apart from other pothos plants by their wide and colorful leaves. When mature, a Baltic Blue develops a bluish tint to its leaves.

This bluish tint mixed with the bright green makes it one of the prettiest Pothos plants on the market.

Fast Fenestration

Costa Farms made the Baltic Blue the fastest fenestration process of any other in the Pothos family. With little maintenance, the Baltic Blue’s leaves will split and fenestrate.

It also doesn’t need to climb up to fenestrate. This plant will fenestrate with just enough sunlight in a short period.

Air Purifier 

A Baltic Blue Pothos is great at purifying the air in your home. Living in a small place like an apartment can be suffocating at times, breathing in stale air. Baltic Blues can help pump oxygen into your home and improve your well-being.


Besides having the fastest fenestration of any Pothos plant, the Baltic Blue is also the most versatile. You can plant however you like, and it will grow.

They can be grown on an office desk at a young age and let the stems grow horizontally. Growing a Baltic Blue allows the stems to drop into a beautiful design.

You could grow it vertically like a Cebu Blue by putting it on a totem or pole. Letting it get a good amount of sunlight and allowing the stems to grow around the totem or pole.

Common Baltic Blue Pothos Troubleshooting Questions

Baltic Blues are easy to care for, but you may face growing problems. Here are the most common questions about growing a Baltic Blue Pothos plant.

Why are My Baltic Blue’s Leaves Turning Yellow? 

The yellowing of leaves on your plant could be the culprit of either two different things. Either you’re overwatering your Baltic Blue or not giving it enough sunlight.

If you’re overwatering your Pothos, cut back on the watering by at least half the current amount. After doing this, check to see if the soil is dry and keep your watering to this amount.

Then if the culprit is not enough sunlight, you need to move it closer to an east or west window. The plant will return to its green and bluish tint soon after putting it in a sunnier area.

Why Does My Baltic Blue Have Brown Spots?

Brown spots on a pothos indicate that you’re underwatering the plant or it doesn’t have enough humidity. It could also even be due to sunburn.

If underwatering is the cause, you must water your plant deeper and give it a regular misting. Doing this option will resolve the issue of underwatering or lack of humidity.

But if your plant’s brown spots are due to sunburn, move it to a less sunny area.

Can I Put My Baltic Blue Outside? 

You can put a Baltic Blue Pothos outside, but not in direct sunlight. The plant needs to be in a semi-shaded area where it doesn’t get hit by direct sunlight.

Should I Cut Off Brown Leaves?

Yes, cut off any brown leaves from your plant. These leaves are either dead or dying and will not turn back green, no matter how much you try.

Why is My Baltic Blue not Fenestrating? 

Problems with the Baltic Blue’s fenestration should not be an issue for this plant. It is the most low-maintenance pothos that doesn’t need to climb or get bright light fenestrate.

You may even get lucky enough to get new leaves that have already gone through the fenestration process. But if your Baltic Blue has a fenestration problem, your plant needs more sunlight.

Pothos plants are native to the rainforest and climb trees to get the most sunlight. Give it more sun, and there should be no problems with the plant fenestration.

How Do I Make My Baltic Blue Bushier?

You can make your Baltic Blue bushier and full by doing routine pruning and trimming. Doing this practice is always a must and something you must do a few times a month.

Plants That Compliment the Baltic Blue Pothos 

Little Swiss Monstera 

A Monstera Adansonii or Little Swiss Monstera as many know it,  compliments a Baltic Blue well. It has a distinct feature of having holes throughout the leaves, which is why some call it a Swiss Cheese Plant.

Little swiss is a compact little plant that is low maintenance and doesn’t take up a lot of space. Great to compliment a Baltic Blue that doesn’t need much care to thrive.

Golden Goddess Philodendron 

The Golden Goddess Philodendron is a native Thai plant. It is an easy-to-grow plant that features bold chartreuse foliage. This bright gold color makes it a good contrast to put next to the Baltic Blue Pothos.


A Geogenanthus Ciliatus, or Geo for short, is another newly made plant like the Baltic Blue. This plant features stunning black and purple leaves that can complement just about any other house plant. The Geo would make a room glow sitting next to a Baltic Blue Pothos. 

Plants to Keep Away From a Baltic Blue Pothos

If you’re new to house planting, it is much different than planting fruits and vegetables outside. House plants are put in separate pots and don’t fight over nutrients like some plants that grow in the ground.

You can put any house plant next to another, and you won’t have any problems with one affecting the other. You only have to worry about whether they look good next to one another.

Is the Baltic Blue Pothos Toxic? 

The most common question from potential house plant buyers is usually if the plant is toxic. A Baltic Blue Pothos does contain toxic traits that will make someone sick if they eat them.

To avoid a trip to the vet or emergency room, keep this plant in a high place. This will keep dogs and kids from nibbling on the leaves and getting stomach aches.



Whether you’re an avid collector or just starting your house plant collection, a Baltic Blue Pothos is a great addition. They’re a low-maintenance plant that elevates the look and atmosphere of a room. You can currently buy this plant wherever Costa Farms plants are available. Read our article and find out What are the Signs Plants are Too Cold?

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