Golden Pothos (Epipremnum aureum)

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Botanical names:
Epipremnum aureumAccepted
Scindapsus aureusSynonym
Rhaphidophora aureaSynonym

Also sold as:
Epipremnum pinnatum 'Aureum'

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit:Herb/Forb
Life cycle:Perennial
Sun Requirements:Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences:Mesic
Dry Mesic
Soil pH Preferences:Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Minimum cold hardiness:Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Maximum recommended zone:Zone 11
Leaves:Unusual foliage color
Other: Variegations of green and yellow
Suitable Locations:Houseplant
Resistances:Tolerates dry shade
Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods:Cuttings: Stem
Containers:Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Suitable for hanging baskets
Needs excellent drainage in pots


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Posted by Deebie (midstate South Carolina - Zone 8a) on Aug 27, 2014 7:41 PM

This plant is one of the easiest houseplants to grow and is great for beginner gardeners. It's sometimes called Devil's Ivy or pothos vine. It should be grown in bright filtered light year round. At low light levels, this plant loses much of its variegation. On older plants that are allowed to climb, the leaves can grow twice as big as usual. Keep plants cut back regularly to maintain bushiness. Root cuttings to make your pot fuller or share them with others. When I don't have room to bring all of my plants in for the winter, I have been known to keep this one in my garage.

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skylarkOn March 15, 2016Maintenance performed
largest plants declined (dropped many leaves in absence) - cutt off good ends for rooting in water
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new leaves on 20' vines reached 8" long (original cuttings rooted 2 years back had 4" leaves).
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