PlantsEpipremnum→Pothos (Epipremnum aureum)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Epipremnum aureum Accepted
Scindapsus aureus Synonym
Rhaphidophora aurea Synonym

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
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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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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