WillC said:Your Pothos is fine. It does not have a virus and the yellow coloration is normal for a Golden Pothos. There are other Pothos varieties that are green and white and others that are all green. Lin will jump in and post photos of the different Pothos varieties.
Return that book to the library and don't refer to it anymore!
purpleinopp said:Agree, your plant is beautiful and looks robustly healthy!
I think the book was referring to that type of variegation as being caused by a virus. There are various causes of variegation, one of them being virus. It is not the type of virus that other plants can "catch" or that would negatively affect the health of your plant.
plantladylin said:I agree, your Pothos (Epipremnum aureum) doesn't appear to have a virus. Leaf coloration can be variable with all sorts of green, yellow and white variegation and the ones with variegated leaves will sometimes revert to a solid green color.
There are many different cultivars of Epipremnum aureum, one with dark green leaves, another with light lime-green leaves and others with the golden-yellow variegated leaves, while still others have variable green and
plantladylin said:Anna, your Pothos plant (a/k/a Devil's Ivy) is related to Philodendron, they are in the same family. The Pothos has thicker leaves and may be easier to care for than some Philodendron. I just remembered to enlarge your photos and I notice a couple of the vining stems appear to be quite yellow in color (or it could be my old eyes) but I'd advise to be watchful that you don't overwater. I find Pothos to be fairly drought tolerant and depending on the type of soil in use, it may not dry out very quickly.
WillC said:The Jade Pothos looks more like a Philodendron because it is all-green. Pothos are more popular because they are easier to care for than the Philodendron you mentioned.
plantladylin said:There are many types of Philodendrons and I know for years the Heart Leaf Philodendron (Philodendron hederaceum var. oxycardium) was a very popular houseplant but nowadays it seems to be out of fashion for some reason.
I have seen the Philodendron (Philodendron hederaceum var. oxycardium 'Brasil') at Home Depot and Lowes garden centers on occasion; it seems quite popular nowadays, possibly due to the variegated leaves. I have one out under a tree in my yard but I think it's lost most of the variegation.
The philodendron related Scindapsus is another that has become quite popular in recent years: Satin Pothos (Scindapsus pictus 'Argyraeus') and it can sometimes be found for sale at HD and Lowes garden centers.
purpleinopp said:Hmm...! Does this pot have the drain hole recessed about 1/2" above the actual bottom of the pot? How long have you had this? How long after it was forgotten outside did you take the pics?