The Golden Pothos shrub is a beautiful trailing vine typically grown as an indoor houseplant but it can be grown outdoors in the proper growing conditions.
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Dark green leaves with golden yellow variegation line the plant’s long vines all throughout the year. Epipremnum aureum, as it is botanically named, has a nickname of Devil’s Ivy and comes from the Soloman Islands near Australia. It is commonly seen climbing up tree trunks or spreading across the forest floor as a ground cover in its natural habitat.
Young plants will shoot out dark green and waxy heart-shaped leaves that eventually fade to a yellow marbled look. In the wild, it will produce flowers that eventually turn into berries. It is rarely seen in the flowering form as an indoor houseplant.
Grow the Golden Pothos plant to brighten up the inside of your home with green foliage all year long. It is perfect for bathrooms, bedrooms, offices, or sunrooms. The trailing pothos vines look nice in a hanging basket too. Any person with a green thumb can keep it thriving!
Golden Pothos Care
Golden Pothos vines are best grown with bright indirect light and moist, well draining soil. It can tolerate low light conditions but at least 4 hours of indirect light is best.
Indoor Golden Pothos prefers potting soil with lots of perlite to increase the drainage and prevent root rot. It can survive growing outdoors in the United States in USDA hardiness zones 10-12 in an area with partial sun or partial shade as long as it is protected from the hot afternoon sun.
Water thoroughly the first year of planting to establish a strong root system and decrease the watering schedule in the fall and winter when the plant is not actively growing.
Prune the Golden Pothos to maintain the desired size and shape as needed. The plant can take a heavy pruning and bounce back with great vigor. A slow release houseplant fertilizer will do the plant wonders. Apply as needed.
All parts of this plant are toxic if ingested by humans or pets.
Shop the Golden Pothos plant for sale. It is one of the easiest houseplants to grow and the variegated form looks beautiful in any spot!
Check out our Indoor Plant Care Guide for more information regarding how to cultivate these house plants.
- Low maintenance
- Indoor houseplant
- Long trailing vines