Epipremnun aureum, commonly known as a Golden Pothos or Devil’s Ivy, is a tropical, climbing plant native to the Solomon Islands. The Golden Pothos is a variegated plant. Its waxy green leaves have splashes of yellow, white and cream creating a marble effect. Cultivated while young, Golden Pothos have oval leaves with heart shaped bases and will transform to pinnate leaves once mature.
One of the most common types of Pothos, Golden are popular for indoor spaces due to their durability and its ability to maintain leaf variegation in low light environments. Golden Pothos can be grown in a pot with a trellis or in a hanging basket. Popular in offices, Golden Pothos can survive with artificial lightning and in dimly lit areas but prefer natural indirect light. Allow the soil to dry out between watering as it’s best to underwater than oversaturate the soil. Its ability to grow well in poor lit conditions with missed water scheduling makes the Golden Pothos the perfect plant for beginner plant parents.
Although plant parents tend to have their own parenting style and each plant’s needs are different, our plant experts have a few suggestions they’ve found to be helpful overall.
The Golden Pothos can adapt to medium levels of light but thrives in bright indirect light. Like other variegated plants, the light helps it maintain its variegation however avoid direct sunlight as it may burning in the leaves.
Pothos prefer to be moist but not wet. Water and allow soil to properly drain. Yellow leaves are a sign of overwatering so simply scale the water back and watch it grow happily.
Tropical plants like the Pothos enjoy high humidity and temperatures of 70⁰ to 90⁰.
A very light feeder, apply a balanced houseplant fertilizer at half strength once every 1 - 3 months.
1. Trailing or Climbing Vines: The Pothos is a tropical vine that grows beautifully either hanging down, or can be taught to climb. This versatility makes it a popular choice for decorating living spaces.
2. Low Light Tolerant: Pothos can grow in low light spaces. Although they may lose some varigation they can still grow green and healthy.
3. Easy To Propagate: Like many vines, the Pothos is easy to propagate. Simply take a couple of vine cuttings and place the nodes in water. Once the roots start to grow you can pot them in soil.