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Epipremnum (also known as Scindapsus, devil's ivy, pothos, Ceylon creeper, hunter’s robe, ivy arum, money plant and taro vine) is a pretty house plant with trailing or climbing heart-shaped foliage. In the wild, it can reach 20m tall, but it will only reach around 2m in the average home.

Epripremnum aureum, golden pothos, has apple green leaves that are splashed with yellow. It’s tolerant of all kinds of conditions and neglect – it can grow in low light levels and is virtually impossible to kill. It can be trained up a moss pole or along wires on a wall, and also looks brilliant hanging from a shelf, fireplace or macrame planter. Check out our pothos styling ideas.

Epripremnum aureum is very easy to grow, in any bright or shaded spot – just keep out of direct sun. For the best results water only when the compost is beginning to dry out and feed once a month in spring and summer.

For more advice on growing Epipremnum aureum, including troubleshooting and propagating, head over to our detailed guide to growing pothos.

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Epipremnum and wildlife

Epipremnum has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Epipremnum poisonous?

Epipremnum irritates eyes, irritates skin and is harmful if ingested. Its foliage and sap are toxic.

Toxic to:
Is known to attract Cats
Is known to attract Dogs
Is known to attract People
No reported toxicity to:
Is not known to attract Birds
Is not known to attract Horses
Is not known to attract Livestock
Plants that go well with Epipremnum aureum