Epipremnum Aureum 'Golden Pothos'
The ‘Golden Pothos’ variety of Epipremnum Aureum is a houseplant classic and a staple on desks and office windowsills. It’s an easy to propagate and extremely adaptable plant that’s known for being able to live in standard fluorescent lighting alone. However, we do consider this a ‘get what you give’ plant meaning the more light and care you give this plant, the more impressive the growth and variegation will be. And if you give it something to climb, the leaves can grow even larger! You’ll know this plant needs water when it starts to droop, but it will perk back up after a good drink, and you can water it less in the winter when it’s growth naturally slows down.
Ed's Plant Profile
- Botanical Name: Epipremnum Aureum
- Pronunciation: ep-ih-PREM-num AW-ree-um
- Common Name: Golden Pothos
- Family: Araceae
- Native Range: China, the Indian Subcontinent, Australia, New Guinea, Southeast Asia, and various islands of the Pacific and Indian Oceans
Ed's Care Guide
- Care Level: Easy
- Light: Can adapt to most lighting conditions. Not suited for intense, direct sun.
- Water: Allow first inch of soil to dry out before watering. Tolerates being dry better than being soaked. This plant is drought tolerant.
- Humidity: Can tolerate any humidity
- Temperature: 65-75F
- Pruning: Prune as needed to remove brown or dead leaves and control growth.
- Feeding: Apply a diluted liquid fertilizer about once a month during spring and summer
- Growth: Fast growing. Can grow as long as 10’
- Propagation: Cuttings
- Pests: Look out for mealybugs, spider mites, and scale insect
- Toxicity: Toxic to humans and pets