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Pothos

Epipremnum aureum

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.

Looking for other low-water houseplants? Here are some of our top picks.

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. 


  • Light

    Indoors: High light
    Indoors: Low light
    Indoors: Medium light

  • Colors

    Green, Variegated

  • Water

    Medium water needs

  • Special Features

    Purifies the air
    Super-easy to grow


Complement your Pothos with these varieties:
Arrowhead Plant
Arrowhead plant and pothos make a delightful climbing combo!

Dieffenbachia
Dieffenbachia and pothos are lovely complements to one another.

Ponytail Palm
Ponytail palm and pothos are perfect, easy-care houseplants to grow together.


Question
Q: My 'Marble Queen' pothos started growing leaves that are all green instead of variegated. Is this normal?

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 Baltic Blue Baltic Blue Pothos

Epipremnum pinnatum Baltic Blue

Baltic Blue is a clone of E. pinnatum that features rich green leaves that often develop a blue cast. While the name might be confused with Cebu Blue pothos, this selection shows off larger leaves that fenestrate earlier and don't have a silver cast.

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Epipremnum pinnatum 'Cebu Blue' Cebu Blue Pothos

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.

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Epipremnum aureum 'Glacier' Glacier Pothos

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. Note: Costa Farms no longer grows this variety.

Epipremnum aureum 'Global Green' Global Green Pothos

Epipremnum aureum 'Global Green'

Global Green is a patented new selection (PP33,530) 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.

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Epipremnum aureum Golden Pothos

Epipremnum aureum

Golden pothos has medium green, heart-shaped leaves streaked with golden-yellow variegation.

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Epipremnum aureum 'Jade' Jade Pothos

Epipremnum aureum 'Jade'

Jade pothos shows off dark green, heart-shaped leaves lightly variegated with creamy gold.

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Epipremnum aureum 'Jessenia' Jessenia Pothos

Epipremnum aureum 'Jessenia'

Jessenia features medium-green leaves liberally splashed with chartreuse. It's a stable sport of Marble Queen we discovered in 2014 here at Costa Farms.

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Epipremnum aureum 'HANSOTI14' Manjula Pothos

Epipremnum aureum 'HANSOTI14'

Commonly known as Manjula pothos shows off creamy-white leaves edged and variegated in green. This patented variety (PP27,117) is part of our Exotic Angel® Plants collection.

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Epipremnum aureum 'Marble Queen' Marble Queen Pothos

Epipremnum aureum 'Marble Queen'

Marble Queen pothos is a highly variegated variety with heart-shaped leaves and creamy-white variation.

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Epipremnum aureum 'Neon' Neon Pothos

Epipremnum aureum 'Neon'

Neon pothos shows off bright, chartreuse leaves.

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Epipremnum aureum 'UFM12' Pearls and Jade® Pothos

Epipremnum aureum 'UFM12'

Pearls and Jade® pothos is a patented (PP21,217) sport from the University of Florida of '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.

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