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 of toxins and I love to vine myself around your home. Whether you're a first-time plant parent or a plant expert, I am a favorite amongst everyone. Also, I hope you like commitment because I can live up to 10 years.
Difficulty Level: low maintenance and easy to care for
Light Needed: low to bright, indirect light
Water: water when the top of the soil dries
Plant Traits: low light, air purifying, easy indoor plant, reduces stress
The Golden Pothos is a fast-growing and hardy plant is tolerant of a wide variety of growing conditions. The trailing plant is easy to take care of and hard to kill, making it great for beginners. The waxy green, heart-shaped leaves are variegated with yellow and gold and love to vine themselves to their surroundings or hang down from hanging baskets. While it prefers bright, indirect light, it can also tolerate low-light conditions and thrive on neglect. These plants are excellent at purifying the air of formaldehyde, benzene and carbon monoxide while also helping eliminate odors. It can also help relive eye irritation from staring at computer screens.
Botanical Name: Epipremnum aureum
Nicknames: Golden Pothos, Devil's Ivy, Money Plant, Devil's Vine, Taro Vine, Soloman's Ivy
Plant Type: Trailing vine
Native To: French Polynesia
Mature Size: 6 to 10 feet indoors
Leaf Color: Green, yellow
Leaf Shape: Pointed heart-shaped
Growing Season: Early spring through fall
Favorite Rooms: Office, dorm room, bedroom, kitchen, bathroom
Health Benefits: Cleans the air of toxins, calming effect that reduces stress & anxiety, can alleviate eye irritation from starting at screens
Grow Pot Size: 6" wide x 5" tall
Plant Height: about 8"-12" tall (including pot)
Plant Weight: about 1.5 lb
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Our biodegradable grow pots are made of 50% sphagnum peat, wood fiber and lime to adjust the pH. The peat content provides a combination of superior root penetration, good drainage and aeration whilst the wood fibers strengthen the pot.
Designed for easy transplant. They are 100% compostable and approved for organic production. Simply place the entire biodegradable pot into your planter and the roots of your plant will soon grow through and decompose the pot.
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These fabric bags are washable and recyclable. It will take 1-2 years for the bags to semi degrade. Use your fabric bag as a decorative planter and remove from the bag when it is time to repot. This planter is designed by Root Pouch.
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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 variegation 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 is dry and water about once a week in warmer months and every 10-14 days in cooler months. 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°F -80°F. This plant is able to survive in lower temperatures for short periods of time but prefers standard household temperatures. 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.
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.
Repot the plant to a larger pot when the roots have filled up the current pot size. This plant prefers to be somewhat root bound, so choose a new planter that is about one or two sizes larger and filled with new, fresh potting soil.
The pothos can be easily propagated! Cut the stem under one of the nodes and root it in water. Move the rooting cutting into potting soil when the roots are around 2" big so they can start to get nutrients.
All parts of the plant are mildly toxic to pets and humans so please keep out of reach of cats, dogs, and children. May cause oral irritations or difficulty swallowing if ingested.