Pothos is a tropical plant but, unlike many true tropicals, it doesn’t resent a little
exposure to cold drafts, dry air or even drought. Because it grows in the forest
under story it is also adapted to very low light levels. These characteristics of
toughness make it an ideal houseplant. About the only thing that will kill pothos is
to let it sit in water. Any excess water that accumulates around the base of the pot
should be drained away after each watering. It will occasionally get mealy bugs or
spider mites, but these insect pests are usually not fatal.