I'm Golden Pothos but some people call me Devil's Ivy (because I'm basically hard to kill!) I'm excellent at cleaning the air around you and I love to vine to anything nearby. Whether you're a firs-time plant parent or a plant-fessional, I like we'll get along great :) Hang me above your bed and I'll ensure you wake up rested! Oh.. and I hope you like commitment, because I can live up to 10 years!
Difficulty: easy, good for beginners!
Light Needed: low, prefers moderate light but can tolerate low light conditions
Water: not much, water when the soil is dry
This fast-growing and hardy plant is tolerant of a wide variety of growing conditions. This plant is easy to grow and hard to kill, making it great for beginners. The green heart-shaped leaves are variegated with gold and love to attach themselves to their surroundings! On average, this plant can live about 10 years and makes a gorgeous statement plant to any home.
Size: Medium (6”)
Where I’m From: French Polynesia
Botanical Name: Epipremnum Aureum
Nicknames: Golden Pothos, Devil's Ivy, Money Plant
Favorite Hangout Spots: Above your bed or in the bathroom
This plant prefers medium to bright, indirect light but can survive in low light conditions as well (it may just grow slower). The more light this plant gets, the more yellow you will see on the leaves. Avoid direct sunlight as this may burn the leaves.
Does not need a lot of water to survive, wait until the soil it dry and water about every 10-14 days. If the leaves look droopy, that indicates your plant may be thirsty. Do not soak the plant completely but keep the top soil moist.
Ideal temperature is about 60-80°. This plant is able to survive in lower temperatures for short periods of time but prefers a normal house temperature.
A humid environment is preferable for the pothos plant but it can also endure lower humidity. If the leaves are brown, this indicates that the air is too dry and you may want to mist the leaves a bit or move nearby other plants in your home. A bathroom is a great!
This vining plant can grow up to 40'! Give it a balanced fertilizer one a month but avoid any during the winter. If your plant stops growing, you may want to reduce the amount of fertilizer and only provide plant food twice a year.
Mildly toxic to pets so please keep out of reach. May cause oral irritations or difficulty swallowing if ingested.
According to NASA, the golden pothos is one of the top 10 air purifying plants as it kills harmful toxins in the atmosphere around you!