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10 Pothos Varieties That Thrive Indoors



Pothos (Epipremnum aureum) is a ravishing houseplant that is identified for its usually variegated, shiny inexperienced leaves. It’s a tropical vining plant that appears nice in containers or suspended from a window in a hanging basket.

Most forms of pothos thrive in vibrant, oblique gentle, corresponding to in an east- or west-facing widow. Whereas this species can tolerate medium and decrease gentle ranges, low gentle situations will trigger slower progress, and the variegation might fade. Water pothos when the soil has dried out about midway down from the highest, which you’ll gauge by sticking a finger within the soil. Usually, pothos grows properly in any general-purpose potting combine designed for container crops.

There are a lot of forms of pothos to select from, so we requested plant consultants to share a few of their favorites. All the varieties beneath can develop at the least 25 ft lengthy and about 6 inches large, although it could take a couple of years for them to achieve this size indoors. Outside, pothos is barely hardy in zone 11.

  • Justin Hancock, horticulturist at Costa Farms, a grower of greater than 1,500 plant varieties on 5,200 acres.
  • Keri Wilson, horticulturist and author for Backyard Media Group, an organization that goals to instill a ardour for nature and a love of gardening to all generations

Golden Pothos

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Golden pothos (Epipremnum aureum) is a basic, tried-and-true number of this houseplant. “Golden pothos provides darkish inexperienced heart-shaped leaves irregularly streaked and marked with gold,” says Justin Hancock, horticulturist at Costa Farms. “It’s one of many fastest-growing pothos species and the leaves will get bigger if you happen to develop it up vertically in vibrant gentle.”

World Inexperienced Pothos

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World Inexperienced pothos (E. aureum ‘World Inexperienced’) was developed in Japan and stands out from the gang due to its green-on-green variegation. “Every medium inexperienced leaf is irregularly edged in darkish inexperienced, giving this climbing plant a delicate look,” says Hancock. “Often, you’ll see the leaves exhibit just a little little bit of cream variegation, often as a streak, however generally a splash of coloration.”

Manjula Pothos

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One of the vital variable pothos varieties by way of variegation sample, Manjula pothos (E. aureum ‘HANSOTI14’) is a slow-grower that packs a punch. “The center-shaped leaves are variegated with creamy white, however the cream might seem in massive chunks of the leaf, streaked all through, delicately marbled in with the inexperienced tones,” says Hancock. Its leaves are usually wider than different E. aureum varieties.

Albo Pothos

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One of the vital putting forms of pothos, Albo pothos (Epipremnum pinnatum ‘Albo-Variegata’), is definitely a distinct species than E. aureum, says Hancock. This kind options longer leaves, and because the plant matures, the leaves develop jagged cuts. “This makes it look extra like a variegated monstera than your typical pothos,” he says.

Ceba Blue Pothos

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Ceba Blue pothos (E. pinnatum ‘Cebu Blue’) is a particular selection with blue-green leaves, usually with a silver sheen. “Like different Epipremnum pinnatum varieties, the leaves are longer and narrower than Golden pothos,” says Hancock. “And because the plant matures, the leaves can kind eye-catching Monstera-like slits within the leaves.”

Jessenia Pothos

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Jessenia (E. aureum ‘Jessenia’) is a mutation of the favored pothos selection, Marble Queen. “The darkish inexperienced leaves are heart-shaped and variegated with marbling in lighter inexperienced shades,” says Hancock. “That is one selection the place gentle makes a distinction; the extra gentle it will get, the extra distinction there shall be between the variegation colours. In much less gentle, the lighter colours are likely to fade, creating much less distinction.”

Silver Streak Pothos

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At first look, many wouldn’t understand this selection is a pothos due to its distinctive leaf form. “The foliage is lengthy and slim, trying extra lance-shaped. It’s usually darkish inexperienced however embellished with nice silver streaking up and down the leaf blade,” says Hancock. “It’s the right selection to develop if you happen to’re in search of one thing totally different or when you’ve got different pothos varieties and need to create an attention-grabbing distinction.”

Marble Queen Pothos

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Marble Queen (E. Aureum ‘Marble Queen’) is a well-liked selection with a ravishing mix of vibrant inexperienced and crisp white variegation. “It’s going to show the brightest variegation in medium to vibrant oblique daylight however can tolerate low gentle situations as properly,” says Keri Wilson, horticulturist and author for Backyard Media Group. “I had my eye on this selection for fairly a while and was joyful to search out it at my native backyard middle lately.”

N’Pleasure Pothos

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This selection will make a putting addition to your houseplant assortment. “Epipremnum aureum ‘N’Pleasure’ is a smaller, bushy number of pothos with charming inexperienced leaves splashed with white splotches,” says Wilson. “This vigorous and vibrant pothos brightens up corners and different areas with vibrant, oblique gentle.”

Jade Pothos

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Jade pothos (E. aureum ‘Jade’) provides magnificence to pockets of your private home with low gentle. That mentioned, it’s going to develop quicker and show extra vibrant strong inexperienced leaves in vibrant oblique gentle. “I like to make use of these varieties that may tolerate decrease gentle in ornamental glass plant propagation tubes that may be positioned on bookcases or held on the wall so as to add curiosity in areas the place I wouldn’t in any other case have the ability to have crops,” says Wilson.

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