Pothos or Epipremnum Aureum is a vine plant with leaves that are heart-shaped and with long stems. It is considered to be a houseplant since Pothos are easy to grow and take care of, considered to be a low maintenance plant. In fact, Pothos only require a minimum amount of care. Most of Pothos are placed indoors, therefore the plants would look stunning beautiful when placed in a hanging basket. There are different types of Pothos varieties out there. All Pothos Varieties have the same traits but in one or another slightly different from each other. That is why in today’s post we will talk about the different types of Pothos.
Different Types Of Pothos
Epipremnum aureum genus is also known in other scientific names and common names. Pothos plants are commonly called devil’s ivy, silver vine, marble queen, taro vine and golden Pothos.
Care guide for Pothos Plants
Although not all Pothos are the same, nonetheless all still requires the same basic care for every Pothos there is. Here are a few tips that you may want to follow on how to take care of your Pothos plants:
Pothos plants is flexible in terms of the light requirement wherein it loves to be exposed to bright indirect sunlight but at the same time also enjoys low light conditions as well. The colors of the leaves changes with the amount of exposure to light the plants are.
It is recommended to let the soil dry out before watering Pothos plants since it does not need to watered all the time. When the leaves of Pothos plants starts to drop, it means that the plant is already thirsty and needs to be watered.
Pothos plants thrive well in a soil draining pot. The ideal PH for the soil should be between 6.1 and 6.5.
Most of Pothos plant are flowering plants, however since Pothos plant are mostly placed indoors it does not bloom. You need to add a special hormone if you want your Pothos to bloom.
Pothos plants does not really need to be fertilized but you can use a fertilizer once every 2 to 3 months. Make sure not to overfeed the plants as too much feeding can lead to toxicity. And when that happens, the growth of the plant is affected.
Pothos requires a temperature that ranges between 21 to 32 degrees Celsius (70 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit). Although it can still thrive at low temperatures however a temperature below 13 degrees Celsius can be dangerous to the plants and it could deteriorate.
The usual height for Pothos plant is about 6 to 19 feet long but trimming the plant is very easy though.
When cutting the stem to propagate Pothos plant, success rate in this process is very high. Either way when rotting it in water or directly putting the stem that was cut into the pot.
12 Types Of Pothos
Golden Pothos (Epipremnum Aureum)
Golden Pothos is the most popular type of Pothos plant. Aside from Golden Pothos light lime-colored leaves with yellow variegation, Golden Pothos features lemon colored leaf patterns as well with a significantly beautiful brush strokes. Some of the leaves on Golden Pothos had additional shade of white. It is also popular because it can definitely brighten those shaded corners indoors because of its glassy leaves.
Most of the plants that thrive in low light tends to lose it vibrant color but not with Golden Photos. The vibrancy of Golden Pothos are retained even when placed in a low light setting. That is why Golden Photos is an ideal plant to be placed on the bedroom when light is limited.
Marble Queen Pothos
The Marble Queen Pothos is another type of Pothos. It features a cream-colored variegated leaves than the usual green colored leaves. Marble Queen Pothos has a stunningly beautiful marble foliage that is quite an eye catcher when you enter the room.
Since Marble Queen Pothos have a deep variegation, the plant usually thrives in bright indirect sunlight to maintain the cream colored vibrancy.
Another Pothos cultivars that shows a vibrancy neon green coloured leaves that may seem to be extraordinary and perhaps unnatural. Considered to be the most bright in all other Pothos varieties.
To maintain the brightness of the neon green shade, make sure that the light settings is as bright as possible, while at the same time not in direct sunlight. Growing Neon Pothos in low light settings, bright neon green coloring of the leaves will not be achieved. As a response to exposing Neon Pothos in low light, its leaves tends to turn dark
Aside from the color of the leaves, taking care of Neon Pothos is the same as taking care with other Pothos variants as well.
It is also an excellent plants for hanging baskets. Meanwhile, Neon Pothos also grows in water.
The length of Neon Pothos ranges between 2 to 6 feet.
Manjula Pothos (Epipremnum aureum ‘Manjula’)
Manjual Pothos features a stunning variegated leaves with shades of cream and green. Although the variegation leaves mostly comprised of pure white with just a little touch of green, its more like showing a marbled effect. This type of Pothos is also called Epipremnum Happy leaf.
The rare variegated Manjual Pothos is difficult to find and requires more care as compared to other pothos to maintain its foliage vibrant.
To prevent the white variegation of Manjual Pothos, make sure the plant is not exposed to direct sunlight but instead should be placed in bright locations.
Manjula Pothos are about 2 to 6 feet high.
What’s so interesting about this type of pothos is that the variegated leaves looks like the shape of the heart and if you notice the leaves tends to be wavy. Stunningly beautiful.
The shades on the variegated leaves varies with each leaf. There are some leaves that are mostly green, some also have large patches of white shade while others have a mixture of both the white and green shade.
Cebu Blue Pothos (Epipremnum Pinnatum)
Cebu Blue Pothos is considered to be one of the most unusual types of Pothos. Its leaves features a heart shaped leaf but is elongated. It actually has a shiny foliage with shades of silvery blue and veined patterns.
Cebu Blue Pothos thrive in bright but indirect sunlight. Caring for the plant involves watering it with just enough water to keep the soil moist and maintain its high humidity level.
Jessenia Pothos (Epipremnum Aureum ‘Jessenia’)
Jessenia Pothos cultivar features a variegated leaves with just two shades of green: Chartreuse and Dark Emerald. The patterns of the colors on the variegated leaves resembles a design similar to that of a marble Queen Pothos but with Jessenia Pothos, no two leaves have the same pattern.
To maintain its color vibrancy, Jessenia Pothos like to be placed in different lighting conditions.
Jessenia Pothos is a delicate looking variety. It has variegated leaves, but of two close shades of green.
One is chartreuse and the other is dark emerald. There are also shades in between on many leaves. The patterns resemble that of marble Pothos, and you will never find two leaves that are the same.
Hawaiian Pothos (Epipremnum Aureum ‘Hawaiian’)
Hawaiian Pothos features a large variegated glossy leaves to look more exotic. The main color on the variegated leaves is rich emerald green foliage that mostly comprises the majority of the leaf. However a few dashes of light yellow variegation is evident along the veins all the way to the edges of the leaves.
Another exciting feature about Hawaiian Pothos is that you will notice the roots growing on its stems making it look like a tropical forest.
To control the stem from growing too tall, pruning the plant can help you with it.
Trebi Pothos (Scindapsus Pictus ‘Trebi’)
Another types of Pothos is the Trebi Pothos. The leaves features a heart shape leaves that bends sideways composed of two colors such as green and silver green. Most of the time, the green shade appears to be the base color or more like the foundation of the leave while on the other hand the silver green appears to look like dots or patches.
This plant should be placed ideally where someone can take a look at it to the naked eye to make the best seeing its leaf pattern.
Glacier Pothos (Epipremnum Aureum ‘Glacier’)
Glacier Pothos are slow growing types of Pothos cultivar with a heart shaped leaves. The variegated foliage has a combination shades of green and silver and patches of grey.
Since it is slow growing plant, it is best suited to be placed on a pot and displayed on coffee tables and desks.
It has a distinctive pattern on the leaves with patches of cream white and emerald green seen on each of the leaves.
Pearls and Jade Pothos (Epipremnum Aureum ‘Pearls And Jade’)
Pearls and Jade Pothos is a small -leaf type of Pothos that has white, silver gray and emerald green variegated leaves. The white shade is mostly seen on the edges of the leaf rathe than in the middle where the green has a vast majority on the leaf surface.
Pearls and Jade Pothos is another slow growing Pothos with a length of just about 2 to 7 feet and is a perfect pot for tabletops and office desks.
In taking care of Pearls and Jade Pothos, the soil needs to be moist regularly.
N-Joy Pothos (Epipremnum Aureum ‘N-Joy’)
N-Joy Pothos is often mistaken as Manjula Pothos but its actually different. The foliage of N-Joy Pothos has a different variegation and shades of green, white and yellow as compared to Manjula Pothos.
Considered to one of the best Pothos varieies as it can beautifully tangle on a hanging basket because of its long curling stems.
The length of N-Joy Pothos is about 2 to 6 feet.
There are other different types of Pothos that you can use to decorate your home with these stunningly beautiful houseplant. But there’s more to Pothos as a houseplant, it is an excellent air cleaner as it can purify the are and removes toxins on the air inside your house and room. A healthy room and a beautiful room in one.