Pothos Diseases

Informational table showing disease name, symptoms, pathogen/cause, and management of Pothos diseases.
Pothos Diseases - Articles

Updated: August 8, 2017

Pothos Diseases
DiseaseSymptomsPathogen/CauseManagement
Bacterial Leaf SpotWater-soaked spots with yellow halos spread rapidly on leaves. Centers of the spots fall out under wet conditions.Pseudomonas cichoriiAvoid overhead watering. Discard infected plants.
Pythium Root RotCuttings have poor root systems and yellow leaves. Leaves of established plants yellow and die. Stems have a mushy black rot.PythiumPlant in a potting mix free of pathogens. Apply a fungicide to protect plants.
Rhizoctonia Stem RotStems at the soil level are killed. Under wet conditions, a fine webbing of fungal growth can be observed on the soil surface near the infected stems.RhizoctoniaPlant in a potting mix free of pathogens. Apply a fungicide to protect plants.

Prepared by Gary W. Moorman, Professor of Plant Pathology