Pothos!

bay1997

Established Member
Hi guys! I was wondering if anybody had any tips on keeping their chams pothos alive? The one in my dudes enclosure is in a 12 inch pot with drainage, so I figured it was big enough and established enough to handle the foot traffic and munches. But this is now the second time I’ve had to remove it to give it a break and time to grow back! I think it may be getting too much water? But I’m not sure how to lessen the blow of that because of how often the Cham needs misted.
Thanks !
 

AnamCara

Chameleon Enthusiast
Hi guys! I was wondering if anybody had any tips on keeping their chams pothos alive? The one in my dudes enclosure is in a 12 inch pot with drainage, so I figured it was big enough and established enough to handle the foot traffic and munches. But this is now the second time I’ve had to remove it to give it a break and time to grow back! I think it may be getting too much water? But I’m not sure how to lessen the blow of that because of how often the Cham needs misted.
Thanks !
Pothos should be really tolerant to moist conditions. How big is your enclosure and what light are you running for the plant?
 

bay1997

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Pothos should be really tolerant to moist conditions. How big is your enclosure and what light are you running for the plant?

It’s a 2 foot by 4 foot, and just my Chams regular lighting. Do you have a specific plant light you suggest?
 

AnamCara

Chameleon Enthusiast
I just have Jameson’s heat lamp and his T5 HO, I didn’t even think about getting a different plant light
You could get a Phillip's plant screw bulb but I find that I keep my house too cold for them to replace her basking bulb--or you could run a second linear bulb with a 6500k plant bulb.
 
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bay1997

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You could get a Phillip's plant screw bulb but I find that I keep my house too cold for them to replace her basking bulb--or you could run a second linear bulb with a 6500k plant bulb.
Thank you! I have a couple pills dome lights, I’ll try a screw in one and see if it perks up. :)
 

salty dog

Chameleon Enthusiast
I use 2. 4 foot fixtures t-8...3 bulbs are full spectrum 6500k 32 watt bulbs from lowes, fixture is ready to use with hood for 17.00 bulbs are a 2 pack for 10.00 uv bulb costs 30.00 uv bulb goes into light fixture with a 6500k grow bulb, all my plants grow except high light requirements like scheffellera, hibiscus, and honeysuckle, those plants will require more plant lights than what I have
 

AnamCara

Chameleon Enthusiast
I use 2. 4 foot fixtures t-8...3 bulbs are full spectrum 6500k 32 watt bulbs from lowes, fixture is ready to use with hood for 17.00 bulbs are a 2 pack for 10.00 uv bulb costs 30.00 uv bulb goes into light fixture with a 6500k grow bulb, all my plants grow except high light requirements like scheffellera, hibiscus, and honeysuckle, those plants will require more plant lights than what I have
Where can I see a pic of your setup?
 

salty dog

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salty dog

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The specs on that bulb are good, it's been along time since I've used a regular bulb for plants
 
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