General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Vine
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
Evergreen
Variegated
Other: Variegations of green and yellow
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Uses: Groundcover
Resistances: Tolerates dry shade
Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Toxicity: Other: All parts of the plant contain calcium oxalates which are toxic if ingested; the plant may also cause skin irritation in some individuals
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Suitable for hanging baskets
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Epiphytic

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Common names
  • Pothos
  • Golden Pothos
  • Devil's Ivy
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Epipremnum aureum
  • Synonym: Rhaphidophora aurea
  • Synonym: Scindapsus aureus
Also sold as:
  • Epipremnum pinnatum 'Aureum'

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Location: Jacksonville, Fl.
Date: 2019-10-25
4 years after initial planting on a moss pole.
Location: Parchur, Andhra Pradesh, India
Date: 2023-11-22
Location: Sebastian,  Florida
Date: 2021-02-18

Date: 2019-06-03
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Location: Paraty, SE Brazil
Date: 2014-12-17
Location: Cordoba, Argentina
Location: Opp, AL  Z8b
Date: 2023-11-16
3 new stems are forming after cutting off the tip of the original
Location: Athol, MA
Date: 2017-02-05
Location: Climbing a tree in my yard in Sebastian, Florida
Date: 2015-05-20

Date: Jan 8, 2021
Location: Jacksonville, Fl.
Date: 2015-10-14
Location: Athol, MA
Date: 2017-02-05
Location: Pleasant Grove, Utah
Date: 2011-11-26
Location: Paraty, SE Brazil
Date: 2017-01-31
Location: My garden
Date: 2018-08-20
Location: Sebastian,  Florida
Date: 2020-07-08
Location: Parchur, Andhra Pradesh, India
Date: 2023-11-22

Date: 2013-01-25
Location: Sebastian,  Florida
Date: 2019-04-28
Location: Opp, AL  Z8b
Date: 2018-05-26
Leafless lengths of stem, about a month after being cut & put in
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2012-08-22 
Photo taken at Sugar Mill Botanical Gardens, Port Orange, Florida
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2012-08-22
Location: Longwood Gardens, Kennet Square, Pennsylvania USA
Date: 2019-10-04
Location: Wa'a Wa'a Kipuka, Lower Puna, Hawai'i
Date: 4000-02-04
Maturing young plant.
Location: Cordoba, Argentina
Comon name: Potus Limón (Lemon Pothos)
Location: South Daytona, Florida
Date: 2014-06-13
Location: Botanical Garden, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: 2014-02-03
Location: Opp, AL  Z8b
Date: 2023-05-20
2 new stems forming on a cut vine.

Date: Jan 8, 2021

Date: Jan 8, 2021
Location: Paraty, SE Brazil
Date: 2017-01-18
Location: Calera, OK
Date: 2018-08-02
Location: Farmer Johns Greenhouse, Farmington Hills, MI
Date: 2010-03-11
Location: Sebastian,  Florida
Date: 2020-07-08
Adventitious roots
Location: Indoors - Tracy, CA
Date: 2011-02-23
Showing the plant at a different angle
Location: Indoors - Tracy, CA
Date: 2011-06-07
Growing pothos using water gels
Location: Home
Location: Home

Date: 2012-12-17
Location: Aberdeen, NC (my house plants)
Date: August 31, 2022
Devil's ivy # 99 nn; Word origin unknown.
Location: Parchur, Andhra Pradesh, India
Date: 2024-01-28
Location: In The Garden plant nursery, Sanibel Island, Florida
Location: Fairfax, VA
Date: 2022-03-30

Date: 2012-12-27
Aerial root nub.
Location: Botanical Garden, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: 2014-02-03
Location: Sebastian,  Florida
Date: 2021-07-21

Date: 2013-01-17
After about 10 days of soaking in water for propagation, this roo
Location: Pleasant Grove, Utah
Date: 2011-11-26
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2012-06-06
Photo by purpleinopp
Location: Farmer Johns Greenhouse, Farmington Hills, MI
Date: 2010-03-11
Location: Farmer Johns Greenhouse, Farmington Hills, MI
Date: 2010-03-11
Location: Sebastian, Florida
Date: 2016-06-17
Photo by Plantomaniac08
Location: Sebastian, Florida
Date: 2017-01-06
Location: Sebastian, Florida
Date: 2017-01-06

Date: 2012-12-17
Photo by sedumzz
Photo by sedumzz
Photo by sedumzz
Location: Wa'a Wa'a Kipuka, Lower Puna, Hawai'i
Maturing Plant.
Location: Botanical Garden, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: 2014-02-03
Location: Paraty, SE Brazil
Date: 2017-01-31
Location: Sebastian, Florida
Date: 2016-06-17
Location: Farmer Johns Greenhouse, Farmington Hills, MI
Date: 2010-03-11
Location: Saskatoon, SK
Date: 2017-02-27
Location: Sebastian, Florida
Date: 2016-11-21
Location: Cypress Gardens, Florida
Photo by sedumzz
Photo by sedumzz
Location: Sebastian, Florida
Date: 2016-09-02
Mature leaves of a vine growing up an oak tree in my yard.
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2012-08-22
Location: Wa'a Wa'a Kipuka, Lower Puna, Hawai'i
Date: 4000-02-04
Juvenile leaves.
Location: South Daytona, Florida
Date: 2014-06-13

Date: 2021-02-02

Date: 2021-02-02

Date: 2021-02-02

Date: 2021-01-30

Date: 2013-01-10
This stem was cut at the blue circle.  As a result, new tips are

Date: 2013-01-10
An example cutting.  The two leaves at the bottom 2 nodes are rem

Date: 2014-07-29
Back of leaf.
Photo by sedumzz

Date: 2021-01-27
New leaf emerging

Date: 2021-01-26
Drooping indicates a need of water

Date: 2021-01-27
Replenished after watering
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Comments:
  • Posted by Deebie (midstate South Carolina - Zone 8a) on Aug 27, 2014 7:41 PM concerning plant:
    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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SunNSoil On March 30, 2019 Obtained plant
csandt On October 24, 2019 Obtained plant
WebTucker On August 30, 2022 Obtained plant
GardenQuilts On October 25, 2022 Obtained plant
My plant came from a friend who got her plant from her sister. It grows like a weed in Florida, climbing trees. Mine is in a hanging pot in the screened porch. I take cuttings and root them for friends when the vine hits the ground.

If you want a cutting/rooted cutting, feel free to contact me.
green_redfoxx On June 23, 2023 Potted up
Got decent roots and decided to get them in soil. Had seven pieces and separated them into 2 - 2 - 3
green_redfoxx On May 12, 2023 Cuttings took
Got over the first attempt and got more to try again
green_redfoxx From April 15, 2022 to January 5, 2023 Cuttings took
Rooted two cuttings in water and potted after a couple months, did well for a few months until root rot happened. Was my first time dealing with it and didn't do well, ended up dying.
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