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Dragon Tail Plant

Epipremnum pinnatum

Also known as

Centipede Tongavine, Pothos, Devil's Ivy, Tonga plant

Epipremnum pinnatum leaves by Forest and Kim Starr (CC BY 2.0)

Partial Shade
Moderate watering


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size





More images of Dragon Tail Plant

A mature Epipremnum pinnatum plant in the shade of a tree
Wild form "Rhaphidophora pinnata/Epipremnum aureum/Epipremnum pinnatum. Mt. Archer National Park.
A close up of a Epipremnum pinnatum plant

Dragon Tail Plant Overview

Epipremnum pinnatum is commonly known by the names Dragon Tail Plant and Centipede Tongavine as well as Pothos and Devils Ivy, these names are shared with other plants in the Epipremnum genus. This is an attractive foliage houseplant, grown for the leaves over the flowers, which rarely occur in cultivation. Young leaves are usually entire, changing shape and later developing characteristic splits with age. Place in bright partial shade and a well-draining, airy soil mix for optimal growth, this plant will enjoy regular misting. You could also group it with other houseplants to increase the humidity or place on a pebble tray.

Common problems with Dragon Tail Plant

How to propagate Dragon Tail Plant



Special features of Dragon Tail Plant

Attractive leaves

Indoor plant

Pot plant

Other uses of Dragon Tail Plant

Grown for their handsome leaves.