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
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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Plant Events from our members
skylark On March 15, 2016 Maintenance performed
largest plants declined (dropped many leaves in absence) - cutt off good ends for rooting in water
skylark On May 15, 2015 Miscellaneous Event
new leaves on 20' vines reached 8" long (original cuttings rooted 2 years back had 4" leaves).
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Help me identify these plants by andrea011 Mar 18, 2018 3:17 PM 4
Heat burn by Leinefran Mar 17, 2018 5:13 PM 10
Yellow leaves on pothos by kwill0304 Mar 18, 2018 8:35 PM 7
African violet might be dying by Draconiusultamius Mar 6, 2018 5:13 PM 8
Please Identify by Csanders64 Feb 28, 2018 10:20 AM 1
I don't know what these growths on my plants are, can someone help? by shrubbycookie Feb 11, 2018 10:40 AM 13
Plant is crooked and dry by Adamdadz Feb 8, 2018 1:02 AM 22
Two different plants; same accepted name? by greene Jan 14, 2018 7:46 PM 6
Post your houseplant's ages! by Araceae Dec 20, 2017 5:20 PM 9
Pothos growing partially submerged in water by Araceae Dec 13, 2017 4:24 PM 2

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