This is a vine that produces green heart-shaped leaves splashed with gold or cream colors. The plant is sometimes mistakenly sold as a philodendron. It is not a philodendron, although the two plants are related. Golden pothos is arguably the easiest to grow of all houseplants. It can withstand neglect and is very resistant to insect infestations. It is commonly grown in hanging baskets, but can be trained to climb. Cuttings are easily rooted in water and can then be transplanted to any potting medium. Golden pothos grows quickly and tolerates a wide variety of environmental conditions in the home or office. Unlike many houseplants, it does not lose its color variations when kept in a dark setting. It is widely used in commercial applications and is often seen cascading over buildings or atrium walls.
CAUTION: The sap of this plant is an irritant to skin and mucous membranes.
Family: Araceae (arum)
Origin: Solomon Islands
Care: Let soil dry slightly between waterings. Feed weekly during growing season (March – August). To encourage a more bushy appearance, pinch out the growth tips. This plant also enjoys and benefits from regular trimming(cuttings). You can use the cuttings to propagate more pothos. Clean the leaves with a damp cloth to remove any dust and debris.
Lighting: Thrives in all types of lighting.
Ideal Temperature: 65-75°F (18-24°C)
Challenges: Aphids and mealybugs are possible but rare.