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Pothos

Epipremnum spp.

Also known as

Devil's Ivy Plant

Epipremnum aureum20061009 05 by Bff (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Tender

12b-13b

USDA zone

13°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

12m

Max

12m

1m

Min

1m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Pothos Overview

The genus Epipremnum contains roughly 17 evergreen, aerial root climbing, woody-stemmed perennial vines. It includes the popular houseplant generally referred to as Pothos, Golden Pothos, Devil's Vine or Devil's Ivy – for its foliage and growth habit. In India, it is known as Money Plant. Epipremnum has been extensively grown and many cultivars now exist, with attractive, variegated, veined and otherwise adapted foliage. Flowers are small and uninteresting, arranged on spikes. They have no petals but are surrounded by a green-white spathe, generally pale coloured and non-showy. Epipremnum rarely produce flowers when grown as houseplants. All parts toxic if ingested and the sap of E. aureum can irritate the skin.

Common problems with Pothos

How to propagate Pothos

Cuttings

Layering

Budding

Propagation is by leaf budding or stem-tip cuttings in late spring.

Special features of Pothos

Attractive leaves

Indoor plant

Pot plant

Other uses of Pothos

Grown for their handsome leaves.