Pothos Plant Features
A perfect houseplant for beginners, pothos is one of the easiest you can grow -- and one of the most popular. This hardy indoor plant features dark green leaves splashed and marbled in shades of yellow, cream, or white. Pothos is wonderfully versatile in the home: You can grow it in hanging baskets to trail down, let it climb a totem or trellis, or grow horizontally along a tabletop or mantle.
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Pothos Growing Instructions
Pothos requires no special care indoors; it tolerates low light (but grows well in medium- and high-light spots, as well), low humidity, and the occasional missed watering. That said, pothos prefers moist (but not wet or saturated) soil, so it's best to water it when the top inch or so of the potting mix is dry.
Because it's such an easy houseplant, you don't need to worry about fertilizing pothos a lot. Feed it at least twice a year (every six months or so) with a general-purpose houseplant fertilizer (available from your local garden center). If you wish to fertilize the plant more frequently, you can certainly do so to encourage faster growth.
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Pothos also functions as a living air purifier making it ideal for home and office settings. It's one of the best houseplants for any room of your home.
This easy-care houseplant is not intended for human or animal consumption.
Indoors: High light
Indoors: Low light
Indoors: Medium light
Medium water needs
Purifies the air
Super-easy to grow
Complement your Pothos with these varieties:
Arrowhead plant and pothos make a delightful climbing combo!
Dieffenbachia and pothos are lovely complements to one another.
Ponytail palm and pothos are perfect, easy-care houseplants to grow together.
All variegated plants -- including 'Marble Queen' pothos -- have the ability to revert to their non-variegated forms. This is a natural occurrence that can happen at any time. Happily, it's nothing to worry about and easy to fix. Just prune out the reverted shoot on your pothos (that way it doesn't take over the entire plant). If you wish to plant it in another pot, you can grow it out or share it with a gardening friend.
Varieties: Our Favorites
Epipremnum pinnatum 'Cebu Blue'
Cebu Blue pothos is a distinctive selection that offers silvery-blue foliage. It's an easy-care houseplant that grows well with other pothos varieties.Exotic Angel® Plants
Epipremnum aureum 'Glacier'
Glacier pothos offers has green foliage accented with crisp white variegation splashed and flecked with silver and gray. It's a little slower growing than most other pothos types, as well.
Epipremnum aureum 'Asaoka Second' PPAF
Global Green is a new selection we're excited about that has leaves mottled in dark and light green. Costa Farms has been granted exclusive propagation rights in North America by the breeder.Exotic Angel® Plants , Trending Tropicals®
Golden pothos has medium green, heart-shaped leaves streaked with golden-yellow variegation.Exotic Angel® Plants , O2 for You®
Epipremnum aureum 'Jade'
Jade pothos shows off dark green, heart-shaped leaves lightly variegated with creamy gold.Exotic Angel® Plants
Epipremnum aureum 'Jessenia'
Jessenia is a newer variety in our Exotic Angel® Plants collection that features medium-green leaves liberally splashed with chartreuse. It's a stable sport of Marble Queen we discovered here at Costa Farms.Exotic Angel® Plants
Epipremnum aureum 'HANSOTI14'
Commonly known as Manjula pothos shows off creamy-white leaves edged and variegated in green. This patented variety is part of our Exotic Angel® Plants collection.Exotic Angel® Plants
Epipremnum aureum 'Marble Queen'
Marble Queen pothos is a highly variegated variety with heart-shaped leaves and creamy-white variation.Exotic Angel® Plants
Epipremnum aureum 'Neon'
Neon pothos shows off bright, chartreuse leaves.Exotic Angel® Plants
Epipremnum aureum 'UFM12'
Pearls and Jade® pothos is a patented sport of the variety 'Marble Queen' and features smaller white-edged, gray-green leaves streaked with cream, white, and gray. It's smaller and slower-growing than other pothos varieties.Exotic Angel® Plants
This plant bears beautiful, dark green heart-shaped leaves decorated with irregular silver spots. It's excellent in hanging baskets or climbing up a moss or wood totem. Note: Botanically, it's not in the same genus as common pothos varieties, and is also sometimes called silver pothos or silver philodendron, to which it's also related.Exotic Angel® Plants
Scindapsus treubii 'Moonlight'
Though not a pothos (Epipremnum) variety, it is closely related. This fantastic vine features dark green leaves with a silver sheen. It's a slow-growing, elegant addition to your home decor.Trending Tropicals®
Scindapsus pictus 'Trebi'
Also called silver pothos, satin pothos, or philodendron Trebi, this species isn't botanically a pothos at all, but rather a close relative. It features large, dark green leaves that have abundant silvery markings and a velvet-like sheen.Exotic Angel® Plants