Botanical name: Epipremnum aureum
Synonyms: Pothos aureus, Scindapsus aureus
Named by: Jean Jules Linden and Édouard André (1964)
Native area: French Polynesia
Common names: Golden Pothos, Devil's Ivy, Ceylon creeper
Care difficulty: easy
Light preference: bright light to partial shade
Minimum temperature: 10°C (50°F)
Optimal temperature: 15-28°C (59-82°F)
Humidity: medium to high
Watering: water when soil is dry
Fertilizing: 10-10-10, biweekly during growing season
Soil: equal mix of coconut peat, orchid bark and perlite; lecca
Repotting: every two years
Speed of growth: moderate
Mature size: up to 20m (46 ft) in length
Flower: rarely flowers indoors
Propagation: stem cutting with a node
Pests: scale, spidermites, mealybugs, aphids, thrips
Diseases: Phytophthora root rot, Ethylene damage, Ralstonia solanacearum, Rhizoctonia blight, Manganese toxicity
Toxicity: toxic (insoluble calcium oxalates)
- can be grown as a climbing plant or in a hanging basket.
- to get larger leaves plant must be grown as a climber.
- one of the easiest houseplants to propagate, the plant can root from every node. it takes a while for the new foliage to start growing, but once the plant establishes itself, it's one of the faster-growing plants.
- the most common problem is root rot, water only when soil is dry.
- older leaves turn yellow due to N deficiency.
- can be grown in lower light conditions but the new foliage will have less variegation.