Low Maintenance Houseplant with Long Trailing Vines is Perfect for Hanging Baskets
The Golden Pothos plant is a beautiful trailing vine typically grown as an indoor houseplant but it can be grown outdoors in the proper growing conditions.
Dark green leaves with golden yellow variegation line the tropical 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.
Once your Golden Pothos Shrub order is placed, we will ship your plant(s) within seven business days year round unless during the checkout process you request otherwise in the space provided to do so.
Perfect Plants’ shipping specialists carefully package your plants using a proven packaging method that ensures your plants arrive healthy, colorfully alive and ready to flourish. We’ve coined the term ‘upside down box test’ and we do just that; we carefully package so that regardless of the direction your box is handled, it will not harm your precious plant that’s inside.
No shipping process is without a problem from time to time. On rare occasions some plants may experience some of the following during their transit: drooping, minor leaf-loss and/or minimal yellowing/discoloration, minor limb damage, etc. These instances are quite rare, but can happen when shipping plants in boxes.
Plants normally recover within a few weeks after planting. If a damaged box has injured your plant on the inside, please notify us within 5 days of receiving you package(s) by emailing us a photograph of the damage.
We always do our very best to ensure that your plants are packed and shipped in the safest, gentlest and most effective way possible.
Will my plants and trees look like the photographs?
Absolutely! Unlike other online nurseries, our photos are of actual plants and trees we’ve grown here, on our family operated nursery.
Growing our own plants and trees helps to ensure we ship you the best quality plants that are free of pests and diseases.
Your plants and trees may however not ship with flowers on them, like the photographs. This all depends on the time of year you buy your plant or tree. Crape Myrtle trees, for example, only bloom during the summer months, so if you purchase one during the spring or fall, they would ship without flowers. Once planted, your plants will grow and thrive giving you flowers for many years to come!
Pot sizes (commonly referred to in gallons) are shipped in the same size nursery trade pots which may vary in actual volume. Some plants may have been at the approximate pot size listed, but require excess dirt to be removed so that you will not be paying any additional shipping costs. This doesn’t happen very often though.
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Choose a planting location that offers adequate sunlight and shade in a low traffic area. Allow proper clearance for the mature growth size. Well-drained soil is ideal. Water regularly for the first planted year to ensure adequate water is available for establishing a strong root system. Prune as necessary to remove any damaged or dead foliage and to promote a well-balanced structure.
Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is equal with the ground level.
Loosen the root ball using a small garden spade or by hand. Breaking smaller outer roots can encourage growth into the new soil, but take care to not damage large primary roots.
Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated evenly upright. Use the excavated soil to fill in around the root ball, using your foot to pack it in firmly. Thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball as this could kill the plant.
A 2-4 inch layer of mulch is strongly recommended to help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply mulch over the entire planting area but keep away from the stems or trunk by a few inches. Ensure that the plant and surrounding soil is completely soaked with water.
To ensure the proper nutrients are available for the life of your plant our proprietary Perfect Plants Special Blend Soil and a once yearly application of Nutricote Total 360 Fertilizer are great considerations for your new plants!
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Full Shade / Partial Sun
Growing Zones 10, 11, All Zones