Plant spotlight - Pothos - 4 Ways to display the most common houseplant

Pothos is one of the most popular indoor houseplants. It's easy to grow and care for, and it's beautiful! The leaves are thick and glossy with a dark green hue that can actually change colors slightly, depending on how much light it gets.

There are so many cultivars of Pothos available (a topic for a future blog), you are sure to find a plant that goes with your indoor aesthetic.

This plant has been used in home decorating since Victorian times but we thought we'd offer some fresh ideas on how you might use them in your own space:

  • Let it trail

The most common way to style a pothos plant is to let it trail. Place your favorite pothos on a shelf or basket in your home - either on its own, with other plants and greenery, or even alongside some favorite books. The vines trail beautifully down from the top of a shelf (or anywhere else), filling up spaces.

Another option is to display it in a hanging basket. Pothos will trail beautifully down from the ceiling and add some greenery wherever you like - in your bedroom, bathroom, kitchen (although this plant does well with low light levels), or even outdoors on your patio! Use a handmade macrame hanger or a hanging modern pot for this particular look.

pothos hanging in a macrame hanger
  • Let it climb on a bamboo stake or totem

Pothos vines (and other plants) can be trained to grow up and around a plant stake or a moss pole. We love how this look features the plant climbing right up adding some greenery in an unexpected location. This can turn your vining plant into an upright tall plant, perfect for that corner in your room that could use some greenery.

If you let the vines climb a moss pole and help the aerial roots attach to the pole, you will start seeing the upper leaves become bigger.

pothos plant climbing a moss pole in a brown pot
  • Let is climb on a staked Treleaf trellis

While bamboo poles or totems let the vines climb in one direction, a designer plant support or trellis helps display the beauty of the plant in two dimensions. You can add a statement piece like a Grande sized Monstrella trellis to your pothos to help showcase their beauty even further.

Pothos in a white pot climbing a Treleaf monstrella plant stake
  • Let it climb on the wall with Treleaf wall mounted trellises

Another way to display your pothos is by letting the vines go crazy on the wall.

Wall with wooden trellises with pothos vines attached to make a green wall