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
Minimal Temperature: 10°C / 50°F
Optimal Temperature: 25°C / 77°F
Watering: Water when soil is dry
Feeding: 20-20-20 biweekly during growth period
Soil: Equal mix of coconut peat, orchid bark and perlite; lecca
Soil PH: 6.1-6.5
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
- 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.