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Pothos

Epipremnum aureum  • 

Photo: Pothos

General description

It is a popular houseplant with numerous cultivars selected for leaves with white, yellow, or light green variegation. It is often used in decorative displays in shopping centers, offices, and other public locations largely because it is a very hardy plant that requires little care and is also attractively leafy.

Plant requirements

Indirect sunlight.

Maintenance

As a houseplant it can reach a height of two meters or more, given suitable support. For best results it requires medium indirect light; bright light is tolerated, but lengthy spells of direct sun will scorch the leaves. The plant prefers a temperature of between 17 to 30 °C (63 to 86 °F). Generally it only needs water when the soil begins to feel dry to the touch. For best results a liquid fertilizer can be added in spring, and they should be repotted every couple of years. However, this is a robust plant that can stand a very high degree of abuse. It will grow hydroponically quite readily.

Practical use

In México, we use it to cover shaded floor where grass doesnt grow, and also we decorate our tree stems with it, when going up in the tree stems they develop largely.

Properties

Height
1 - 10 cm
Soil type
Any
Sunlight
Full shade
Moisture
Well-drained
Hardiness
Hardy