Cebu Blue Pothos Care Guide (Epipremnum pinnatum ‘Cebu Blue’)

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The Cebu Blue Pothos is becoming more of a common sight on social media and in plant nurseries and big box stores. They are known for their silvery green-hued leaves that are longer and more narrow than more traditional Pothos plants. If you are one of the Pothos lovers who has been able to add a Cebu Blue to your collection you may be wondering “How do you take care of a Cebu Blue Pothos?” If so, then this Cebu Blue Pothos care guide is just what you need.

Cebu Blue Pothos Origins

Cebu Blue Pothos Care Guide

Cebu Blue Pothos Scientific Name

  • Epipremnum pinnatum ‘Cebu Blue

The Cebu Blue Pothos belongs to the Epipremnum genus. But unlike other common Pothos plants that are Epipremnum aureum, such as the Golden Pothos, the Cebu Blue is an Epipremnum pinnatum. The Cebu Blue is probably a mutation found from the natural dark green Epipremnum pinnatum that was initially found in its natural habitat, although this is not documented.

The Epipremnum pinnatum was found in the Phillippines and documented by botanists in 1908. They are naturally found in dense rain forests. They are a climbing plant that will climb up other trees in the rain forest, up to 50 feet sometimes.

But even though this is a plant that naturally climbs up trees, if you prefer you can let it grow as a trailing plant. The leaves will not get as big as they could be and your Cebu will probably not get many fenestrations on its leaves.

Is the Cebu Blue Pothos Rare?

The Cebu Blue is not rare, but it is also not a common Pothos to find. I would classify it as a harder to find Pothos variety. But as it becomes more popular it will definitely be easier to find in stores and plant nurseries.

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Where to find Cebu Blue Pothos For Sale

There are multiple places you can find the Cebu Blue Pothos for sale.

Big box stores, such as Home Depot or Walmart, occasionally are reported to have them in stock. There are online options too, Etsy is a popular place to find houseplants including the Cebu Blue. Facebook Marketplace is another option where you might be able to find some local to your area.

Why is the Cebu Blue Pothos So Expensive?

The price of the Cebu Blue is getting lower as time goes on. As more people get them the number of propagations is increasing for the plant.

The cheapest place that I have found to get Cebu Blues is locally on Facebook Market Place. But Etsy also has some affordable Cebus too.

Cebu Blue Pothos Plant in a Pot with a Pole to Climb

Cebu Blue Pothos Care

The care for a Cebu Blue Pothos doesn’t defer too much from other types of Pothos plants:

  • They do best in bright indirect light
  • Have well-draining soil
  • Water your Cebu once the soil has mostly dried out
  • Don’t allow the temperature to drop below 55°F
  • Fertilize twice a year (Spring and Summer)
  • Repot as needed only going up one pot size at a time
  • Prefers humidity > 40%, but can adapt to lower humidity during the fall and winter
  • Keep out of the reach of pets, can be toxic to both cats and dogs

Cebu Blue Pothos Fenestration

Cebu Blue Pothos usually aren’t known for fenestration on their leaves, but when the plant matures and is given the right conditions it can develop fenestrations on its leaves.

The biggest factor in getting your Cebu Blue Pothos to have fenestrations is to give something for the plant to climb up, such as a moss pole.

Cebu Blue Pothos Light Requirements

Cebu Blue Pothos do best with bright indirect light. Don’t allow your Cebu to sit in direct sunlight through the window unless it is just the first few hours of the morning sun.

These plants are used to being shaded in their natural habitat by trees overhead. So always filter the sunlight coming through the window to avoid burn on the leaves.

If you don’t have an area that gets enough natural light you can always substitute the natural light by using a LED grow light.

Water Requirements

Allow most of the soil to dry out before you water your Cebu Blue Pothos. If you see the leaves start to droop slightly and the soil is dry to the touch then it is time to water your Cebu.

Overwatered plants can get root rot easily so you want to pay attention to how your Cebu Pothos looks to see if it is showing signs of being overwatered or underwater.

Cebu Blue Pothos Soil and Pot

What Type of Soil Does the Cebu Blue Pothos Use?

Like other Pothos plants, the Cebu Blue Pothos needs well-draining soil along with a pot that allows for drainage.

A standard houseplant potting mix with additional perlite added to it will work well for these plants. If the soil is too dense it will not allow the water to drain well and the roots will become waterlogged and start to get root rot. This can also happen when a pot doesn’t allow the soil to drain. Without drainage in the pot, even a well-draining soil is not able to get rid of excess water.

Cebu Blue Pothos Leaves

Repotting a Cebu Blue

Pothos plants, including the Cebu Blue, don’t need to be repotted too often. They only require repotting about once every year or two, depending on how fast the plant is growing.

When you do repot your Cebu Blue Pothos, make sure the new pot allows for drainage. Without drainage in the pot, the roots will become waterlogged due to sitting in soggy soil. Allowing the roots of the plant to sit in wet soggy soil can lead to root rot.

If you start to see roots growing out of drainage holes in the bottom of your pot, that is a sign that the plant needs a bigger pot. Also, if roots start to appear at the top of the soil in the pot then it would be time to get the plant in a bigger pot.

Pick a new pot that is an inch or two bigger in diameter than the current pot the plant is in. You do not want to increase the size of the pot too much when repotting.

When removing your plant from its current pot it is a good idea to remove as much of the old soil from the root ball as possible. Inspect the roots to make sure there are no damaged or diseased roots, remove damaged roots if you find them. Add new soil mix to the new pot and replant your Cebu Blue in its new bigger pot.

Water the plant well once you are done with the repotting process and allow it to dry out completely before watering it a second time after repotting.


Cebu Blue Pothos, like other Pothos, don’t need much fertilizer. Fertilizing them twice a year, once in the Spring and again in the Summer, using a liquid houseplant fertilizer at half strength is enough.

Once a month I like to do a watering with some Fish Fertilizer in addition to the twice-yearly fertilizer. All of my Pothos plants seem to love having a light amount of fish fertilizer each month.


Cebu Blue Pothos, like other Pothos plants, do well inside with house temperatures between 60°F and 85°F.

If you live in a mild climate and put your Cebu outside, don’t leave it out if the temperatures go below 55°F. Pothos plants are tropical and don’t tolerate cool temperatures well.


Ideal humidity levels for Cebu Blue Pothos are above 40%. But like other Pothos, Cebus can handle lower humidity levels for periods of time, especially during the winter months when the humidity has a tendency to drop. But like many tropical plants, they thrive in higher humidity levels.

You will also find that that humidity level will affect how much water your Cebu Blue needs. If the humidity is lower, you will have to water it more frequently than if the humidity levels are higher.

Cebu Blue Pothos Propagation

Cebu Blue Pothos plants are easy to propagate, just like all of the other pothos plants.

You can propagate them through cuttings and use either water or soil to get roots to grow from the cuttings.

Check out our post on How to Propagate a Pothos in Water to see the steps needed to propagate a Cebu Blue.

Cebu Blue Pothos Toxicity and Pets

The ASPCA specifically lists Golden Pothos and Devils Ivy as poisonous plants for pets. So it is a safe bet to assume that all Pothos plants, including the Cebu Blue, are toxic to both cats and dogs.

If you have pets, it is best to keep your Cebu or any other Pothos plant up high and out of reach of your animals.

There are products you can use to help deter your pet from chewing on your plant’s leaves. You can make your own citrus spray or there are commercial products such as Bitter Apple that you can use to make the plant smell and taste bad.


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