Plant Care

Pothos - Epipremnum Aureum

Also known as; devil's ivy, centipede tongavine, Solomon Islands' Ivy, money plant, etc. the pothos has many varieties and names. The one pictured above is called a Marble Queen Pothos. Its glossy green leaves look like they’re  'painted' with white. It is one of the easiest plant to grow indoors. Included in the study by NASA, Pothos has been found to be very efficient at helping to clean indoor air.

01 Plant Facts

Botanical name Epipremnum aureum

Family Araceae

Native to Mo'orea in the Society Islands of French Polynesia

02 Plant Care

Light Bright, indirect light is best for indoor pothos. Variegated plants can lose their leaf pattern and revert to all-green plants if they don't get enough light; move them to a brighter area to  restores the variegation. Suddenly paler-looking leaves mean the plant is getting too much sun.

Temperature Between 65-75°F (18-24°C). This plant likes high humidity but it is very tolerant and can thrive even where there is low humidity.

Watering Pothos like to have their soil dry out completely between waterings. If left continually in damp soil, the roots will rot.

Pets Toxic to dogs and cats.

If you’ve noticed your pothos is looking a little sad, try these tips:

03 Care Tips

01 Under Water

The rooting system for a pothos is relatively small compared to other plants. Because of this, they are susceptial to root rot much easier than other house plants. They wil let you know when it’s time to water as the leaves will slightly wilt. Once they do, give them a drink and they’ll go back to being happy. If the leaves are yellow, you may be watering it too much. Excessive watering may cause root rot.

02 Pale Leaves

Grow pothos indoors, preferably with bright, not direct light, although it also will tolerate low-light conditions. Tip: Pale leaves means too much sun, and loss of variegation means too little.

03 Cut Off Dying Leaves

If you notice the plants turning yellow, or brown you’ll want to cut them off immediately, then revert to the plant care tips above to diagnose the problem.