I killed a pothos!

Discussion in 'Enclosures And Supplies' started by CamrynTheCham22, May 16, 2018.

  1. CamrynTheCham22

    CamrynTheCham22 Avid Member

    I don't know how I managed it, but I killed my pothos! I can take care of a chameleon just fine, but basic houseplants are apparently too advanced for me ;) I think it was partly because my cham has been munching on the leaves a lot lately, and it probably doesn't get as much water as it should. I am going to be buying another good pothos at the beginning of summer when I do my deep cage clean, and the whole cage will look different and fuller. Me nor my cham can wait! Still can't believe I killed a pothos :rolleyes:
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  2. blue_cham

    blue_cham Established Member

    You are not alone... lol. I just replaced one too, the old pothos is now on hospice care
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  3. jamest0o0

    jamest0o0 Chameleon Enthusiast

    Pothos like water and depending on the kind, need high or low light. Wandering jew might be the hardiest of any plant out there if you wanna give them a try.
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  4. Scottsquatch

    Scottsquatch Chameleon Enthusiast

    I have a pothos I've had since I was 23. I'm 44 now. I thought those things were bullet proof. One thing I did notice though, the pothos in my cham cages really wilt easily and require a lot more water than the one NOT in the cage. I believe that the lights dry them out even though they get frequent mistings. I find I need to water them every couple of days.
    #4 Scottsquatch, May 16, 2018
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  5. CamrynTheCham22

    CamrynTheCham22 Avid Member

    I think that is definitely true. I have another pothos outside of the cage and it is golden, literally :D The wandering jew is beautiful, I just might have to try that! Thanks!
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  6. Graves923

    Graves923 Avid Member

    My chameleon ate my pothos to death... He stripped the top half of the plant of all leaves and the plant just could not recover after I moved it to my window sill.
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  7. Angelwolf

    Angelwolf Chameleon Enthusiast

    Wow! I didn't think that was possible! Them things grow like weeds, even when neglected!
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  8. JacksJill

    JacksJill Chameleon Enthusiast

    And the winner of the brown thumb award is.....:LOL::ROFLMAO::LOL::ROFLMAO:
  9. CamrynTheCham22

    CamrynTheCham22 Avid Member

    Lol I sure can take great care of exotic pets, but houseplants just seem to stump me! :p
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  10. JacksJill

    JacksJill Chameleon Enthusiast

    Having chams that eat the plants makes it more challenging. When I have an isolation cage set up I use pothos cuttings in a water bottle zip tied upright with only water and even those grow.
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  11. CamrynTheCham22

    CamrynTheCham22 Avid Member

    Sounds like a good idea. I feel ashamed for having to just throw it away and buy another one, but honestly it is just beyond saving. Plus, I always put my feed cup in between the stems of the pothos which probably put some unnecessary stress on the plant. I promise I'll do better next time ;) In the meantime I am letting my cham snack on the healthy pothos when she comes out of her cage.
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