Which type of houseplant should you get - a Moses in the cradle or a Golden pothos?
When it comes to houseplants, there are seemingly endless options to choose from. But which one is the right fit for you and your home? If you're struggling to decide between a Moses in the cradle or a golden pothos, this blog post is for you. In this post, we'll take a closer look at both plants and give you some tips on how to pick the perfect one for your needs. So read on to learn more!
First, think about where you want to keep your new houseplant.
You'll need to take some things into consideration before adding another living thing into the house.
Plants have different needs depending on their location and environment. For example, some only need 3 hours of sunlight per day while others require more exposure to direct rays at noon time but still less than what is available inside a house.
Some plants require more humidity than others. The amount of humidity in a room can also vary depending on the time of year and whether or not you have a humidifier running.
The temperature of your home will also play a role in how well your plant grows.
Most houseplants do best in warm weather, but there are some that prefer cooler temperatures.
Another thing to think of is the Toxicity levels of your desired house plant. Especially if you have any pets or small children because some plants like the philodendron family are quite poisonous to cats.
Once you've taken all of these things into consideration, you should have a better idea of which plant is right for you.
Now let's learn a little bit about both plants, starting with the Golden Pothos
Golden Pothos (Epipremnum aureum)
Pothos plants come in many different varieties, but the Golden Pothos is by far the most popular. Golden Pothos are blessed with pretty green leaves that have attractive splashes of gold. They are easy to grow and will do well in low light or indirect sunlight, as long you provide enough humidity.
With its cascading vines, this plant is a prolific grower. The long stems and beautiful flowers make for an eye-catching addition to the room! So if you are keen on recreating the jungle experience, this plant is for you.
There's something about the Golden Pothos that makes it stand out from the rest. Maybe it's the beautiful yellow hue of its leaves, or maybe it's because it's so easy to care for. Whatever the reason, this plant is a favorite among indoor gardeners.
Moses in the cradle (Tradescantia Spathacea)
Moses in the cradle plants (Tradescantia spathacea) are also known as oyster plants, boat lilies, and spiderworts. These perennial herbs are native to Mexico, Central America, and the West Indies.
The Moses in the cradle plant gets its name from its leaves, which are shaped like a boat. The plant's scientific name, Tradescantia spathacea, is derived from the Latin words for "boat" and "spathe," which refer to the shape of the leaves.
Moses in the cradle plants are grown for their attractive foliage, which can range in color from green to purple. The leaves are often variegated with streaks of white, cream, or gold.
Like the Golden Pothos, Moses in the cradle plants are relatively easy to care for. They prefer well-drained soil and moderate humidity. They will tolerate low light but prefer bright, indirect light. These plants are not frost-tolerant and should be brought indoors before the first frost.
Care tips: Golden Pothos and Moses in the cradle Plant
Now that you know a little more about each plant, let's take a look at how to care for them.
Caring for a Golden Pothos
The Golden Pothos is an easy-to-care-for plant that will do well in low light or indirect sunlight. You should provide enough humidity, however, or the leaves will start to turn brown.
The Golden Pothos prefers warm weather and should be kept in temperatures between 65 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. It is a prolific grower, so you may want to consider potting it in a container with a wider base.
Water the plant when the soil feels dry to the touch. Be sure to pour the water directly over the soil and avoid getting it on the leaves, as this can cause them to rot. Fertilize the plant every two weeks with a diluted liquid fertilizer.
Caring for a Moses in the cradle plant
Moses in the cradle plants are also easy to care for and will do well in moderate humidity and well-drained soil. They prefer bright, indirect light but will tolerate low light.
These plants are not frost-tolerant and should be brought indoors before the first frost.Water the plant when the soil feels dry to the touch. Fertilize the plant every two weeks with a diluted liquid fertilizer.
Both the Golden Pothos and the Moses in the cradle plant are easy to care for and make beautiful additions to the home. With a little bit of TLC, they will thrive and bring beauty to your indoor garden for years to come!
Is the Golden Pothos easier to maintain than the Moses in the cradle plant?
Both plants are fast-growing and easier to maintain, but the verdict leans in favour of the Moses in the cradle plant because, not only is this plant easy to care for, but it also thrives in poor light. The creeping growth means that you can easily fill an empty space with one of these hanging plants!
Also, because these plants don't have long roots, they are quite easy to remove once you no longer want them.
Golden Pothos on the other hand are great for growing on walls, but be aware that once it grows large you will have trouble removing the roots. The sap can itch and leave behind scratches in your wall if not pulled out carefully!
If you're just getting started with indoor gardening, start by planting some of the easier plants and work your way up. It seems that more often than not customers neglect their plant's watering needs (and this can lead to problems) but once they begin suffering from lack-of nutrients it usually isn't too difficult for them fix these issues themselves without much hassle or stress whatsoever!
If you're looking for a low-maintenance plant, go with the Moses in the cradle, but If you're looking for a plant that will grow quickly and cover a lot of space, go with the Golden Pothos.