Are you a beginner just starting out with houseplants? Or, are you an expert gardener looking to add some more houseplants to your collection? Go for pothos! It’s a favorite among many – all thanks to its good looks and easy maintenance.
Pothos doesn’t require much of your care. It can tolerate inconsistent watering, low light, and low humidity. All these contribute to making it an excellent houseplant. Pothos is highly versatile. You can grow it on a tabletop or a desk, let it hang, or have it climb.
And the best part? You can easily propagate it. So there’s no stopping you from rooting and sharing pothos clippings with your family and friends.
Different Types of Pothos
Here’s a list of different types of pothos that you can have to enhance your garden.
1. Marble Queen Pothos
Botanical Name: Epipremnum aureum ‘Marble Queen.’
This is a very popular variety of pothos. It got its name from the white, marble patterns on its leaves. It has an exquisite look to it. However, you may find leaves that have only a few strokes of green. Why? Because the chlorophyll level in these leaves is low.
The leaves can be as large as twelve inches. Of course, it depends on where you place the foliage.
You can place this beauty on a table. It’ll look beautiful as a centerpiece. Avoid keeping it on the shelf, as doing so can mar its beauty.
If you have a neat and modern living room, place it on the tabletop to increase the room’s aesthetics.
Now, you have to be very careful with light levels. Don’t place it where there’s too much light. Otherwise, the leaves will lose their white color and turn green. Why? Well, because it’ll start producing chlorophyll and compensate for the light.
2. Snow Queen Pothos
Botanical Name: Epipremnum aureum ‘Snow Queen.’
The snow queen variety of pothos is quite similar to that of marble queen pothos. Just as marble queen pothos, it has white patterns on the green leaves. The only difference between the two is that the white variegation on the leaves of snow queen is more prominent.
Keep this beauty in your living room to make it stand out!
Make sure to keep it in a setting where there is not much light.
3. Golden Pothos
Botanical Name: Epipremnum aureum
Are you looking for some hardy pothos? Go for golden pothos.
It has emerald green leaves with golden hues on it. This beauty has large, broad leaves. It stays best in warm weather. For its golden tone, it’s referred to as Scindapsus aureus. In Latin, aurum means gold.
You can use it as a houseplant. Hang it from your balcony. Or, leave it to trail over your bookshelves. It’ll look stunning!
If you don’t trim it and keep them indoors, it’ll go up to ten feet. The case is not the same when it grows wild. There it can overgrow trees – all thanks to its aerial root system.
Don’t give it direct sunlight. Instead, make sure to water it every week.
Now, do you have pets in your home? Then be careful, as this pothos is NOT pet-friendly. It can be toxic for them.
And if you don’t have pets, we’ve good news for you! You can put golden pothos in any kind of soil – be it neutral or acidic. Happy?
4. Manjula Pothos
Botanical Name: Epipremnum aureum ‘Manjula.’
Manjula pothos has leaves with a unique shape. It has a curvy tip and the form of a heart. The exciting part is that the ends don’t stay flat like the other varieties of pothos.
The University of Florida holds its patent, as it’s them who bred it. So, you can’t reproduce it, even if you want.
The leaves of this pothos are eye-catching. It has several variegated colors, such as green, white, cream, and silver. The colors overlap with each other in different patterns.
Are you fond of abstract painting? Then get your hands on Manjula pothos. Why? Because some actually look like paintings!
Manjula pathos is not some regular houseplant that you keep at the corner of your room. If you have a formal setting in your living room, keep this pathos on the center table. It’ll enhance the beauty of the room. And if you have a neutral wall, trust us, it’d look the best!
This variety of pathos comes at a high price, as this is rare. While placing it in your room, be cautious with the light. The lighting can make or break the entire look of the room. So move the pot of pathos around in the room and see where it looks the best.
5. Jade Pothos
Botanical Name: Epipremnum aureum ‘Jade’
You’ll find Jade pothos mostly in gardening stores and nurseries. If you want to add a splash of green to any area of your office or home, get this pothos!
All you need is a terracotta or ceramic pot that has a drainage hole. And you’re all set to brighten up a spot with this green beauty!
Jade pothos has dense foliage. So, you can keep it around moss poles or floor planters. It’ll grow well. If you keep it indoors, it can grow up to six feet.
Your room doesn’t get enough sunlight? Don’t worry! Jade pathos can survive in a shaded area as well.
Want to add a touch of green to your bathroom? Place Jade pathos there.
Want to brighten up the space on your balcony? Get a hanging pot and put Jade pothos into it. The heart-shaped dark green leaves of Jade pothos will cascade down, giving your balcony a dreamy look.
Compared to the leaves of other varieties of pothos, the leaves of jade pothos are smaller. But don’t worry. They grow well. Just make sure to trim and repot them once or twice a year.
6. Neon Pothos
Botanical Name: Epipremnum aureum ‘Neon.’
Are you looking for pothos that looks sexy? Neon pothos it is! Among all the pathos, this variety of pothos has the perfect heart-shaped leaves.
They got their name from the color of their leaves – neon green – the brightest of them all. Neon pothos comes in a monochromic tone. And people, who like single-colored pothos, will fall in love with this houseplant at a single glance! Neon pothos is more popular than other varieties of pothos.
If you like bright colors and looking for some houseplant, neon pothos will match your need perfectly. Place this on your office desk and see how gorgeous it looks.
Have a bright-colored painting on your wall? Place neon pothos just beside it. It’ll look great! Also, neon pothos looks fantastic in rooms with bold lines and colors.
Keep neon pothos where it gets bright but indirect light. If you keep it in low light, the chances are that the leaves will turn dark.
7. Cebu Blue Pothos
Botanical Name: Epipremnum pinnatum ‘Cebu Blue.’
This pothos looks somewhat different from other varieties of pothos. Its leaves are not heart-shaped. Instead, they are of metallic bluish-green color. They have narrow ends, quite similar to that of arrowheads. There is a silvery-green sheen to the leaves, making them look beautiful. Cebu Blue pothos is also known as Dragon-tail and Blue pothos.
If you buy Cebu Blue pothos, make sure to prune and trim them regularly. Doing so will make it look healthy and fresh. Otherwise, they’ll begin to look bushy.
During winter, its growth kind of slows down. However, if you want it to look fresh for a longer period of time, place it in hanging baskets. Also, this will help you to maintain the pothos well.
8. Hawaiian Pothos
Botanical Name: Epipremnum aureum Pothos ‘Hawaiian’
Hawaiian pothos has large leaves. It looks exotic with the glossy variegated surface. Most part of the leaves is of rich emerald green color. Then there are dabs of lighter green-yellow.
Hawaiian pothos gives tropical forest vibes – all thanks to the aerial roots on their stems.
Have you seen the movie “Tarzan”? Well, Hawaiian pothos will remind you of those vines that Tarzan used to swing from one tree to another.
Make sure to prune the foliage at regular intervals. Doing so will make it grow thicker. And you’ll get that lush tropical forest look at the corner of your living room.
9. Silver/Satin Pothos
Botanical Name: Scindapsus pictus
The leaves of this houseplant come in the emerald green shade with strokes of silver on them.
Want to get the best color out of them? Place Silver pothos where it can get bright but indirect sunlight.
Silver pothos is an excellent choice for a terrarium. It has unique patterns and a silky sheen.
The leaves of silver pothos are small. Their growth is compact and less widespread. If you want low-growth plants, go for silver pothos. You can hang it from a basket to make it look pretty. Make sure to repot it when it overgrows the basket. Don’t worry; you can easily handle it.
Here are some quick facts.
Has the tip of the silver pothos turned brown? That means the moisture level has become low.
Have the leaves turning yellow? That means you’re overwatering the plant.
Have the leaves turned brownish-yellow? Well, that’s a bacterial leaf spot – a plant disease. Remove the affected leaves immediately. And use a copper fungicide.
10. Jessenia Pothos
Botanical Name: Epipremnum aureum ‘Jessenia.’
Jessenia pothos is delicate. Its variegated leaves have two different shades of green. The shades of the color are close to each other. While one is the dark emerald, the other is the greenish-yellow. Also, there are other shades in between. The patterns of the leaves are somewhat similar to that of marble pothos. Look closely, and you’ll see each leave is unique.
Jessenia pothos doesn’t have an eye-catching look. But yes, it can certainly create an ambiance – all because of their lush but light presence.
Do you have a bookshelf in a light color? Then keep Jessenia pothos on it. It’ll look great. Also, if there’s a spotlight in your living room, you can place the plant under it. Trust us; it’ll do full justice to the entire setting!
You can even hang it from a basket on your balcony. Finally, wherever you keep this plant, make sure that people can see the delicate patterns closely. They’ll highly appreciate it!
11. N’Joy Pothos
Botanical Name: Epipremnum aureum ‘N-Joy.’
N’Joy pothos falls under the same category as the marble queen pothos. It has dark green leaves with whitish, creamy variegation. The leaves look stunning! Keeping in a ceramic pot can do full justice to this beauty.
Place it on your window sills and let your friends appreciate it. Also, you can choose to keep it in vertical poles or hanging pots. It’ll be an eye-grabbing display, trust us!
Now, what kind of soil do you need to grow N’Joy pothos?
Well, look for soil with good drainage. You can use fertilizer occasionally to bring out the best in it. Water it only if you notice a dry layer of soil on top.
Don’t keep the plant in some dark area. Otherwise, it’ll lose its variegation. Instead, keep it in a place where there is medium moisture.
Now, did we tell you that N’Joy pothos can purify the air in your room too?
Well, yes! It can absorb toxins in the air, for example, formaldehyde.
You can keep N’Joy pothos in your living room to add a bit of elegance to it.
12. Trebi Pothos
Botanical Name: Scindapsus Pictus ‘Trebi’
Trebi pothos doesn’t fall under the pothos family in a proper way. However, if you go to garden centers, you’ll see that Trebi has a “pothos” label on them.
The leaves of Trebi pothos are heart-shaped, with the tips bending sideways. There’s a beautiful pattern of two colors on this trailing vine. The color green appears like the base. Then there are silver-green colored blots, patches, and dots. They make it look pretty.
If you want people to admire the beauty of Trebi pothos, keep it close to where you sit.
Place it against dark and monochrome backgrounds. It’ll look its best!
Don’t place it in the middle of the room, though. It goes well with both formal and informal settings.
13. Glacier Pothos
Botanical Name: Epipremnum Aureum ‘Glacier’
With small heart-shaped leaves, glacier pothos is delicate. It comes in a glossy green shade. The creamy white variegation makes it look somewhat bushy.
However, you cannot ignore the beauty of this foliage. Keep it on your study table or dining table, and people can’t help but appreciate it.
Does your place have average humidity?
Don’t worry. Glacier pothos can flourish there too. Keep it in hanging pots or vertical moss poles. It’ll grow well. If you want to give it a balanced look, prune regularly.
Are you’re a beginner? Then grab glacier pothos. It doesn’t require much attention or maintenance. Just make sure to place it where there are no other plants. Otherwise, it can prevent their vines from growing freely. Glacier pothos can grow as long as twenty inches.
14. Pearls and Jade Pothos
Botanical Name: Epipremnum aureum ‘Pearls and Jade’
Do you want to add a bit of elegance to your living room? Go for Pearls and Jade pothos. It is considered to be one of the most elegant houseplants. Give it a close look, and you’ll see it has the elegance of pretty butterfly wings!
Pearls and Jade pothos has shades of cream and white and green. It gives an oriental touch to the leaves.
The leaves don’t have many colors. Most of them have green at the center, white around the green, and some green lines here and there.
But you can’t take your eyes off the jade green! From bright to intense to dark Jade – it looks gorgeous!
Do you have a painting that’s soothing to the eyes?
If so, then place Pearls and Jade pothos next to it.
And if you don’t have one, then go get one. Buy some bamboo furniture too. This will put the whole setting together. This pathos looks amazing when set against a neutral background.
Keep Pearl and Jade pathos close to your sitting area so that your friends can praise the elegant and artistic patterns on the leaves.
This variety of pathos must get bright light. This will make them stand out.
15. Harlequin Pothos
Botanical Name: Epipremnum aureum ‘ Harlequin.’
Are you looking for some rare pothos to show off to your friends? Then Harlequin is the one. This pothos is very rare. Hence, it’s hard to find in your local garden store.
If you look at them from a distance, you might think that they’re Manjula pothos. Some people even find them to be a mix of Snow Queen and Marble pothos. But that’s not the case.
Compared to Snow Queen and Marble pothos, Harlequin pothos has more variegation on the leaves.
Want to enhance its beauty? Pair it up with silver pothos.
How to Take Proper Care of Your Pothos?
Now that you know all about different types of pothos, it’s time that you know how to take proper care of them.
Taking care of pothos is easy. You can leave them on your table for days, and they’ll still survive.
Here we’ve jotted down a few tips. Follow these to give your pothos a happy and healthy life!
Don’t give too much water to your pathos. Once you water their soil, wait for it to dry before watering again. Don’t worry if you’re not able to water them regularly. They’re like good kids. They’ll tolerate irregular watering.
Now, how to know if your pothos needs water?
Well, look out for droopy leaves.
It’s best to keep your pothos in indirect yet bright light. Low light will also do.
However, the color of the leaves may change with the amount of light they’re getting.
Want to keep your pothos in pots? Look for a well-drained potting mix.
If you’re getting a generic one, don’t forget to get some coconut coir or perlite too. This will provide the soil with a better drainage capacity.
The pH of the soil
Pothos do well in both neutral and acidic soil.
However, if you want the soil to be perfect, know that the pH should range between 6.1 and 6.5.
You don’t need to feed much to your pothos. You can use a generic fertilizer once every three months.
Make sure not to overfeed them. Otherwise, your pothos will suffer from toxicity. This can affect their overall health and growth.
If you want to try simple hydroponics with your pothos, go ahead.
All you have to do is take some water in a vase and put the pothos in it. And you’re done!
The ideal temperature to grow pothos is between 70° and 90° F.
Don’t worry if the temperature is lower; they’ll survive.
However, they’ll start suffering when the temperature is below 55° F.
When pothos are in the wild, they bloom.
However, the case is not the same when they’re indoors.
If you want them to bloom indoors, you’ll have to give them a special hormone.
Propagation of pothos is easy-peasy.
And it has a high success rate.
All you have to do is cut their stem. You can either root it directly into a pot or in water.
Go get some prettiest pothos for your home today!
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