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Devil’s Ivy- Epipremnum aureum

Devil’s ivy (Epipremnum aureum), also known as pothos should be one of the first plants on your wish list when starting out on your indoor plant growing journey. Then there are collection-worthy varieties like variegated white and green ‘Marble Queen’ and lime green ‘Neon’ that definitely deserve a place in your indoor jungle and look fab in any garden pot.

Young Marble Queen and Neon variety Pothos Plants.

General Care

Sunlight

Thrives in bright, indirect light, but can tolerate medium to low indirect light. Not suited for intense, direct sun.

Water

Water every 1-2 weeks, allowing soil to dry out between watering. Expect to water more often in brighter light and less often in lower light.

Humidity

Any humidity level will do, loves humid areas like bathrooms and kitchens.

Soil

Use good quality potting mix in your garden pots.

A Pothos with long heart-shaped leaves with lime and white watercolour splashes.

Common Problems

The Pothos is an easy-going plant and is generally pest-free. Treat pests as soon as they appear with weekly sprays of a natural pesticide like neem oil and regular wipe-down leaves of the plant.

Symptom

Lack of growth, thin stems

Cause

Root bound, repot or prune 

Symptom

Yellow leaves, rotten brown base

Cause

Overwatered 

Precautions

Pothos can be irritating to cats, dogs, and humans if foliage is consumed. Best practice is always to keep houseplants out of reach of small children and pets

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