So after reading some articles on caring for Pothos, I decided I'd give it a shot and see if I could get it to work in my terrarium, and bought a small potted Golden Pothos, about 2-3" tall. I'm not sure just yet if I want to use the 40 gallon breeder for my future CG, so I've considered using a 20 gallon long I have but turned on it's side so it's pretty tall.
Now I just have some questions about keeping it in the tank and the plant itself You could say I actually have a black thumb when it comes to gardening...
I read that once the roots start filling up the planter it's time to up the planter size. Can anyone tell me if this happens in a vivarium, when the plants will occasionally be cut back to avoid getting too big? Or will this happen anyways, no matter what?
What's a good medium to use that is safe? I read somewhere coconut fiber will work. I know it's not toxic to geckos but will it work for the plant? If not, could I add something like Sphagnum moss to it?
Last question I'm still unsure if pothos climbs or just hangs down, or both. If it is able to climb, is there some way I can incorporate it to actually climb up instead of flowing out the sides, or will it do that anyways? I know certain vegetable and fruit plants climb, such a grapes, and people use tall stakes or wooden sticks for the plant to grab onto.
Also (I know I said last question lol... sorry) to go with the above, has anyone ever tried using the wooden stakes in the viv to make the plant grow up, then some sort of horizontal surface like bamboo bars that the plant could climb up, as well as across the bars (assuming the plant climbs)? Just a little idea I thought of, sounds kind of interesting to try
Again thanks so much! I started with two questions and the rest just exploded out...