Epipremnun aureum: Plant Care Tips

Care Tips Epipremnum Aureum Pothos

Commonly known as Pothos, the Epipremnum aureum is one of the first plants we always recommend to new plant parents. Even though it is a low maintenance plant and perfect for beginners, it is also quite a collector's item due to the large amount of unique varieties. These varieties have tones of different variegations: yellow, white, and even different tones of green. This fast grower can trail down beautifully, or climb up with help. The more it climbs, the larger the leaves. It is easy to care because it handles all kinds of neglect, and it is very easily propagated. 

Var. Golden

 

Here are some tips to make your plant grow and thrive in your home.

Light:

Pothos are known to not need lots of light, but this depends on their variegation. Golden Pothos, Neon and Jade Pothos can grow in low light conditions, but varieties with white variegation will do way better in bright indirect sunlight. 

var. Neon

 

Water:

Pothos like to their potting mix to dry out completely between waterings, but they cannot stay too dry for too long, or they start losing older leaves. When watered, they like their soil to be completely saturated, but need to dry out completely before watering again. Pothos' leaves will seem wilted when they need water. 

Soil:

Pothos need a well draining potting mix. We recommend to use an indoor potting mix, with peat moss and perlite or vermiculite, or create your own mix with your go to materials. Any indoor mix with good drainage will work.

Food:

You can add a balanced slow release fertilizer and forget about it for the next few months. If you prefer to use fertilizer diluted in water, then you can fertilize once a month. Always follow the fertilizer’s instructions.

var. Manjula

Repotting:

Pothos will grow even with little space for their roots, but you will see damaged new growth if they are root-bound. It is good to repot approximately once a year, or whenever you see too many roots coming out of the drainage holes. Another way of knowing it is time to repot is if the plant is drying out too fast and water frequency needs to be every few days, even after thorough watering. Always use pots with drainage holes. 

Propagation:

Pothos propagation is quite easy. They grow nodes in their stem trails, and each node can grow new roots. You can take cuttings in between nodes and place them in water or directly into the soil. 

Toxicity:

Epipremnum aureum is toxic to cats, dogs and humans if ingested. 

var. Shangri La

Facts:

•There are over 20 pothos varieties. All are gorgeous and unique.

•They can grow in water, without potting mix. In fact, it might be an easier way to care for if you tend to overwater, or your lighting conditions are not ideal.

•Some types of Pothos can adapt well to low light conditions and artificial lighting conditions.

•It propagates easily, and grows very fast.

var. Marble Queen

 

Don't forget, if you have any questions, just ask us! We'll try to help.

 

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