By Bryan Meador
What’s Growing: Pothos (Epipremnum aureum)
Looking for a plant that just won’t die? Pothos does the trick!
Lots of people want plants in their space, but who has the time to care for finicky ferns or choosy calathea? Pothos, otherwise known as golden pothos, Ceylon creeper, hunter's robe, money plant, silver vine, and taro vine is one of the easiest, most durable and long lasting plants around.
A native of Mo’orea in the Society of Islands of French Polynesia, this plant is one of the most popular houseplants in temperate regions and has become naturalized in tropical and sub-tropical forests worldwide.
Pothos propagate easily in water and grow quickly in hydroponic conditions.
This evergreen vine has many cultivars which are often selected for leaves with white, yellow, or light green variegation. It’s also an excellent climber, reaching up to 66 feet tall when planted outdoors and nearly 6 feet indoors. Pothos climb by means of aerial roots which adhere to surfaces, making this plant an excellent candidate if you’re going for coverage.
Propagation takes as little as 30 days and cuttings grow into lush plants quickly.
How to care for your pothos
For best results growing your pothos, indirect light is preferred; it tolerates an intense luminosity, but long periods of direct sunlight burn the leaves.
Pothos lives well with a temperature between 17 and 30 °C (63 and 86 °F). Generally the plant will only need watering when the soil feels dry to the touch.
A liquid fertilizer can be added in the spring and it must be replanted every two years. However, it is a very robust plant that supports bad growing conditions.
To learn how to propagate your pothos, take a look at the video below from our favorite @crazyplantguy.