Epipremnum aureum commonly called golden pothos or devil’s ivy, is native to the Solomon Islands. It is a climbing vine that produces abundant yellow-marbled foliage. In its native habitat, it climbs tree trunks by aerial rootlets and tumbles along the ground as a ground cover, reaching up to 66’ or more in length. Typically to 6-8’, as a houseplant, although it may be featured in commercial plantings or in greenhouses in larger form.
Young plants feature bright, waxy, heart-shaped green leaves (to 4” long) that are variegated with yellow or white. On large mature vines, however, the leaves become much larger (to 30” long) with deep lobes. The plant is somewhat suggestive of philodendron. All parts of this plant are poisonous if ingested. Tiny arum family flowers are followed by small berries. Flowers and berries rarely appear on indoor plants. Synonymous with Pothos areaus, Scindapsus aureus and Raphidophora aurea.
Light: Bright, indirect light is ideal, but also tolerant of lower light conditions.
Moisture: Keep moist in well-draining soil, water when the soil feels dry.
Humidity: Enjoys high humidity but will tolerate lower
Fertilizer: Once or twice a month during the growing season.
Mature Size: 66ft tall, 13ft wide
Habit: Trailing, prefers to climb.