Cebu Blue in LECA

Cebu Blue Pothos

This is an uncommon houseplant; it can be found in some nurseries, but can be hand to find. It is a type of Pothos, which is the most common type of houseplant there is, though it is unique in its appearance and does not appear very simlar to other Pothos.

hand holding leaves
My Cebu Blue

There’s much debate on how many varieties of Pothos there are, but there are at least 10, Cebu Blue is a unique varity. Its scientific name is Epipremnum pinnatum, commonly called a Cebu Blue, named for is blueish colored leaves.

These are also a straightforward and forgiving plant to grow; they love water, which makes overwatering a nonissue. Some people leave their Pothos cuttings in water for months to years; as long as you change the water, they should do well in just water.

If you want to pot it up in a growing medium, I strongly recommend LECA. LECA is why I started this blog and why I sell cuttings. Once you have a water rooted cutting, you should be able to transplant it into LECA immediately.

blue/green leaf

So, What Is LECA?

It is a clay ball that wicks water from the bottom of the plant vessel to the plant roots. This means that overwatering is a thing of the past; if you have water in the bottom 1/3 of your container, your plant should thrive. It involves no soil, which means little risk of bugs, which was a huge selling point for me!

I go into much more detail on what LECA is and how to transplant your cutting; here, I strongly recommend LECA to all plant lovers. I use it exclusively and swear by it.


Pothos are a very forgiving plant, they tolerate most types of light, even low light. Humidity, constant water, and lots of light make these plants go crazy.

plant with lots of leaves in black pot


Pothos do tend to be thirsty. Since I use LECA, I just ensure my plant has a reservoir every week, and it’s good to go. The frequency does change throughout the time of year.


Cebu’s can climb or vine. It is most commenly a trailing plant, but if you let if climb it may give you fenestrated leaves. Fenestration just means slits or holes in the leaf, not many house plants fenestrate so makes the Cebu Blue unique. I have my big Cebu just trailing with its vines command stipped to the wall, but I do have a small one growing on a pole in the hopes of fenestration in the future. For details on climbing plants in LECA, click here.

plant on wall
My Cebu loves vining along my wall


These plants generally have small to medium leaves, bigger if you have them climb; these will grow in long vines instead of a bushy plant.

I love Pothos in general, and my Cebu is a favorite of mine. There are so many different types of Pothos, if you end up being a Pothos lover like me, the possibilities are endless! Overall, Pothos are easy to care for, even more so if you put them in LECA, in my opinion. If you want to learn more about LECA, click here for my quick start guide. I hope you love your new baby plant. I’d love to see how it grows! Feel free to DM me with questions; I really do enjoy my plants and want you to love them as well.

Feel free to message or DM me with questions. Love to talk all things plant and will gladly help you on your plant journey.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *